Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Of books, dolls, grants, and lost blogs
The week had an ominous start; I lost a great blog I had on books and dolls. My husband designed a lovely cover for the Doll Bibliography, and we hope to have dust jackets, at least, at the QC Bookfair! I was listening to NPR talk about love affairs with books and libraries, and I was also reading on that subject this weekend. A good friend gave me another copy of Carl Fox''s The Doll, and I was entranced all over again. This is a wonderful book for students of photography, dolls, art, textiles, and children's literature. Fox draws all kinds of wonderful connections and describes collections that are out of this world. He had access to legendary collectors like Lenon Hoyte of Aunt Len's and The New York Doll Hosptial, both gone now. My books inspired me to collect, to dream, to try harder. The older the book, the more history I felt I held in my hands. Like dolls, books are the companions of the imagination, and they inspire and reflect the personalities of their creators. Till next time, check us out after May 1th on Refresheverything.com and vote for Dr. E's Doll Museum!