Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Doll Museum: Goddesses and Venus Figures an Update: Here is a great site with history of these oldest of dolls or human figures: http://www.ancient-wisdom.co.uk/venusfigures.htm titled Ancien...
Memoir; Writing your Life Story: Lincoln's Proclamation of Thanksgiving: Happy Thanksgiving from Dr. E and all her Blogs! Proclamation of Thanksgiving Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 This is the proclamati...
Below is a post from Theriault's, for those who enjoy hearing about them. The Thanksgiving wish is very nice. I am having a lot of trouble getting to my blogger dashboard to add posts and maintain my blogs. I can find them on the Internet, but signing in is becoming very difficult. I will do my best to rectify this mess. Enjoy the post below.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Our beloved Anne Rice has her People of the Page, and I have my readres/viewers, my extended family which I call The Muses of my Blogs. For this and my other blogs, I write for you, what I think you might enjoy or care about. I hope to start a cyber dialog of like-minded souls. If anyone wonders why I seldom get into political current events, the reason is that these blogs are a haven from the world and its turmoil. No matter how I want to rant, I remember that I retreat to my books and to the blogs I read for sanctuary, and sometimes for escape. This Thanksgiving, may God Bless us all, however we chose to envision or worship God. May we have peace in 2013, and may the world go on and on. In times of horror and turmoil, I'm reminded that art, including dolls, crafts, music, writing, dance, and popular culture, manage to survive. Even if the rest of us can't So go out and create, and be unique, and be yourselves. More later on material cultural studies, doll museum displays and research, and other holiday ideas. Catch me on my other blogs as well, and take good care.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
We would like to send our prayers and best wishes to all our friends on the East Coast hit by Sandy. Special greetings go out to Obscura, The Strong National Museum of Play, The Museum of the City of New York, The Brooklyn Doll and Toy Museum, and the Chili Victorian Doll Museum and Doll Hospital. We also send greetnigs to our friends at Doll Castle News, and want them to know we are sending gifts for holidays to the children of The Sun Valley Indian School.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Miss Charlotte Bronte meets Miss Barbara Pym: Laura: Here is some is some information about Laura Ingalls Wilder; I've been privileged to visit some of the historical sites and have a good coll...
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Doll Museum: The Early 19th Century and the History of Paper Do...: Now it is time to return to our doll chronology by turning to the early 19th c. We last discussed a baby house beloning to Ann Sharp, Queen ...
Monday, November 5, 2012
I missed posting on Halloween/Samhain. Life has become out of control around the museum, though we did put in a proposal for a brick and mortar building, which is pretty good if we do say so ourselves. Emma cat is lying next to me, all cozy and curled up with her dolls, and catnip mousies. We have our favorites, especially "the doll on a stick" and "marionette mouse." She sleeps with about ten little stuffed dolls for kitties and stuffed mousie toys. My late, great Opie loved sleeping on the legs of a large muppet Animal doll, and also was fond of a stuffed cow. I couldn't do move them without upsetting him. He also loved to sleep in a Victorian doll bed, with a couple of dolls. Daxie, our outher late, lovely cat, enjoyed stuffed mousies and sleeping with Beanie Babies. He also loved curlingup under the Christmas Tree. My labradoodle brother in law Dean Martin, loves his dog dolls, and carries them around to show me, especially the one's I've given them. My late puppy dog Killer, a scotty/poodle mix, hated dolls, and more than once, I found him with a death grip on Raggedy Ann, but he had his own squeaky dolls, lambs, and a plush dog. Like FDR, I kept some of his toys. He once retrieved a squeaky monkey and jumped on the bed where my Mom and I were viewing at the day's catch from a doll show. Smokey loved his white teddy bears, and he had his own. He liked sleeping on some of the old compo dolls, and loved scented stuffed animals to curl up with. He slept on Dinosaur, a flat, T-Rex pillow. When he died of natural causes, I buried him with Dinosaur. Animals have their toys, too. I remember and episode where Lassie got a doll that she loved very much. I have to wonder what they are thinking. Many new dolls on the collecting front, and many great auctions. I hope to post more photos soon, and to include more stories and information about dolls. What are your favorite Christmas dolls and ornaments? Do you make them? Do you make paper angels or cotton ball snowmen? I would love to know what holiday traditions exist with regard to doll making and doll collecting.