Wednesday, April 2, 2014
I think there is a new follower, and I would like to extend a welcome! We will soon have 70,000 viewers/ readers on this blog and you are all important to me. I learned yesteday of a Canadian ball jointed doll called LeeAnn, and I hope to blog more about her, and wrote on Abot.com Doll Collecting about her. Thanks to those of you who have found me there and commented. There are also dolls on our other blogs, including Dr. E's greening tips for the common person where I like to discuss folk dolls and handmade dolls. Lately, my doll collecting has turned to doll repair, organization, and writing. I have been reflecting on the museum's future. While I have an extensive wishlist, published on this blog, I no longer seem to want to buy dolls for dolls' sake, and all shopping, another favorite hobby, is taking a back seat. I'm not sure why. The time I spent workin on the Estate Dolls, written about on About.com, was very educational. Perhaps I am just at a crossroads. I will never sell my dolls, and the museum will be intact, though it requires a lot of hard work and management, but I find myself branching out into ohter interests, too. at the same time, I find dolls everyhwere. In a recent CSI exhibit, the actual doll house scenes used in The Miniature Killer episode were on display. I also discovered Collecting Seriously on Television, which you can watch on YouTube, which features a doll maker nad collector. I welcome comments for ideas on future blogs, or articles for About. I am interested in what you want to read. My Bibliography of Dolls and Toys is on Kindle, now, and it is easy to search inside with the links on Amazon. It's free to look inside, and I invite you all to browse it. Also free is the About.com Doll Newsletter I put out each week. More and more, I am interested in the role dolls play in society, and their historical worth. I have also uncovered new information that some of the early Venus figures may well have been toys. Currently, I am searching more information on The Pewter Huret, French Metal Dolls of all types, and the Edison Phonograph doll. I am interested in buying these, if only in parts, and in any condition. Happy dolling, and please keep reading me. The Blogs will go on!