Sunday, February 10, 2013
More Soon and some Musings!
I thank all of nearly 30,000 folks who have read, commented and viewed this blog. I have some notes and comments for today, but have slowed down on blogs because I am finishing a book, a novel this time, and because my keyboard needs fixing, I'm missing a key letter, hint: "we like ie ala mode!" Musings: On Sunday Morning, a story on drones, that are radio controlled. One was a tiny hummingbird, just like the a small automaton, or more accurately, animatron. It was smilar to the little bird in the cage made by Roullet and others during the 19th c. I was noticing real estate values again this week, with an eye to what is doable for our brick/mortar museum. I see more and more that may work. So, we inch closer to our goal. Emma cat, who's image is on this blog, continues to collect her "dolls." There is a marionette mouse toy she likes very much; I have it talk to her in French, and she listens attentively. We recently learned Emma is related to the Hatfields through one of her former owners, so we have a cebrity to deal with! To our friend Debbie at Uneek Designs, your Richard III and consort are fantastic! We send all good wishes for your recent major move. My hands are a little better, but I still can't keyboard very well, and not not having a letter to work with is a challenge. RE doll collecting, try Kindle; there are many books to browse and to buy, if you choose, with key words history of doll collecting, doll collecting, dolls, antique doll. There are authors I have not heard of before and am including in my bibiliograhy, second edition. Lately, I have found many antique cards with dollson them, many from now defunct museums, which are a great research tool. I have bought some tiny English metal dolls, and have also colected modern bisques that hit the sales racks in unlikely venues, including some by Dynasty, a firm that was quite successful in the 80s, and a detailed bride by Seymour Mann, one of my favorite doll makers because they are the mother and father of novelist Erica Jong, [Fear of Flying}.