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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Doll Collecting 101

If you plan to be in or near Austin,Tx this summer,consider signing up for my summer class on Modern Doll Collecting. This class is ideal for both young and old collectors! Sign Up Here!
http://cie.austin.utexas.edu/informalclasses/index.php/InformalClasses/instructor/runnels/

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Doll Giveaway!

In honor of my father who allowed me to purchase as many dolls as my heart desired.. I am giving away 1 new SIS Barbie this month! To enter for your chance to win you must: 1.subscribe to my blog DollTherapy2012.Blogspot.com and leave a comment 2.like and share my facebook page called Black Butterflies with 10 friends 3. Leave a Facebook post that says you entered the contest. Instructions on how to enter are on the Facebook so check it out! This makes a great Easter Basket stuffer or great for repainting projects! Contest open from March 1, 2014- March 29, 2014. Drawing will be held and winner announced on April 4, 2014! GOOD LUCK!

New Beginnings


Artist Lorrie Payne with Actress Alfre Woodeard

I am very excited about the new year. I have been very active with an organization I hope to travel with this year to Africa. This is also a transitioning time for me. I am doing alot of praying and preparing for what God has in store for me in the coming months. I purchased an OOAK from an artist that I love, this week. I wanted to share this doll because to me it represented darkness, sadness as well as, happiness and light... bright lights. This sculpture/mixed media piece will be one of my last purchases I make until I relocate. I chose something that was bright cheerful and beautiful enough to curb my desire for a new doll for a while. Please check out this awesome artist... follow her on Facebook and add one of her awesome pieces to your collection ... you will be happy you did! Check Her Out! http://www.lorriepaynesrawsugar.com/

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Collecting OOAK Dolls by African American Artist

A few years ago when I almost lost my fire for doll collecting(2011). I discovered a doll artist named Tanya Monegut. I loved the sassy hair, the boots..... I had to have one. I felt the dolls where so much like me. It took me months, but I tracked the artist down and then started communicatine with her via email. At the time she did not have any pieces avaliable... I lost track and it took me another year and
half before I was able to track her down again on Etsy.com...so 3 years later I have finally found and purchased a doll from this wonderful artist. I must tell you she is nothing short of awesome. The work and craftsman ship is over and beyond..... I love my new couple, but have not decided on any names yet. Any suggestions?

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Projects!!!!

Heart4Heart Dolls
Lauryce From New Orleans, LA
A Little Creole Girl who survived Hurricane Katrina
My Doc McStuffins Collection is growing lol!
 I went to the Disney Store and found the doll on the lower right for $20 , She talks and sings!
 The Mc Stuffins Family was found exclusivly at TRU for $29.99
I hope the year has started off great for everyone. I have been very busy with work, but trying hard to complete the many dolly projects I'm working on. I wanted to share some new additions to my collection. Remember, always buy what you like! I missed out on a doll yesturday ( Norman Rockwells Wilma) SO I am recovering from that. Hope you enjoy my new dolls! More updates on projects are coming soon!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Chandra and Darius' Engagement Photos

Exclusive  Behind the Scenes  Photos
Chandra Stuns in an opulant,white,strapless gown.




Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year...New You!

Happy New Year!
Sorry It's been a while since I've posted, but I wanted to make sure I started the year off right.
After my father passed in Sept, I needed some time to regroup. Please stop by to see our new projects and finally my new American Girl Blog!
Dont forget to set goals short and long term.
1. Blog weekly..get more subscribers
2. Finish children's book
3. Market and sell products
4. Attend more doll shows
5. Start a doll club

Coming this year..
How doll therapy can help you deal with loss.
How doll therapy can help you accomplish career and personal goals.
How to create a functioning doll room.
Scaling down a doll collection.
and of course much more doll projects and fun..
Cat