Sunday, September 20, 2020
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Here are some notes to let you all know I'm still alive. We had a death in the family in June, devastating and unexpected. We lost my Aunt Connie, really the last family left to me outside of 4 cousins. I have distant relatives in Europe and Australia, but no one I ever hear from, or even know. As her trustee and executor, I've had my hands full, along with everything else, including the doll museum. I have to vacate my current rental property, and the task is herculean.
It hasn't been good to say the least. But, we are moving forward, and this museum will my focus for the next few months. I hope all of you are safe; we are here for now. For everyone, pray this all ends and there are no more viruses, pandemics, public service announcements or elections to plague us.
Here are some photos for you to enjoy. Thinking outside the Doll House should be published soon. I've suspended Etsy sales till Sept. 1 to give me time to organize and move, but we will have more fun things available.
Is we have doll shows, I'll let you know which one's we will attend, and keep you advised of upcoming programs and podcasts. My other books are available on Amazon.com as eBooks, free with Kindle Unlimited.
Happy collecting, and be safe. I see doll sightings everywhere, including on Medium with Patricia Arquette, where her family was turned into doll house dolls in a doll house that mirrored their life sized home. My Avon china head also appeared on Roseanne in Jackie's apartment.
Sunday, July 12, 2020
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Saturday, June 13, 2020
I attended to great estate sales with more finds for the collection. I have been rearranging dolls, washing clothes, and repairing those that need help.
We've had a rough year as a nonprofit; we opened on Small Business Saturday, and had to close almost three months later, right after our building was blessed.
I opened an Etsy store, Dr. E's Toy Museum, to help with rent and costs. I am still blogging and writing, and reviewed the first set of proofs for my next book being published, Thinking outside the Doll House; A Memoir.
We weathered some violent protests, COVID 19, and a serious family medical crisis, but it's all behind us now. I'm exhausted, and bloodied but unbowed. We will open ; we will survive!
Check us out on our other blogs, some in Japanese, Greek, German, and the International Doll Museum Blog, published in different languages.
I'd love to hear your stories of doll collecting, and would love to post you pictures.
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