Sunday, March 14, 2010
Today was a beautiful day for dolling, and I was determined not to go to the Maquoqueta Show. Too many memories of happier days when I went with my mother, or with my friends. Well, I did go, because looking at the dolls and planning the museum makes me forget all my aches and pains. I found the walking doll with the metal mesh cage for a body, one I've been searching for at least 15 years. My mom and I saw one then in an obscure little antique store. That doll was in pieces, and it was priced at $150.00 because the owner wasn't sure she wanted to sell. This doll is mint, and is stamped under the body. I couldn't believe my luck, and she is a great photo opp for the metal doll book. I also found vintage souvenir books of UFDC's past, which are valuable resources. I also finished the doll bibliography and am begininng to let people know about it. I hope it can be finished in time for the book fair. It is around 140 pages long, with introductory material and a decent index, and a few photos. Everything is in it, even this blog! There are movies, plays, poems, paintings, museums, shops, links and URLs, books poetry, every genre and medium is covered, and all relate to dolls, games, and toys. I know there is nothing like it, and I have been at it since 1993. I had to make myself stop or go mad. I am proud of it, and I know my destiny lies in writing and compiling books. Till next time, may you find the doll of your dreams!