Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Next work in progress, mini rag dolls for a show in February. The goal is at least twelve but 18 would be excellent.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Once Upon A Village Doll

Once Upon A Village Doll

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Sojourner Truth

This little freckle faced baby girl is Tanya. Last month there was a picture on the Internet of three little girls holding a sign that said "we won't change our hair for your schools". When schools opened last month there were a number of stories about little Black children being sent home because of how they were wearing their hair. My little Tanya's tee shirt makes this statement as she wears her hair natural, cornrowed, braided and beaded.

Tanya is only 9 years old but she is intelligent, outspoken, community active and "woke". Her great grandfather marched in Selma with Martin Luther King. Her mom and dad have taught her to stand up for what she believes in. One of her heroes is Angela Davis. Tanya wants to grow up and study law and help her community and maybe, just maybe one day become president. Girls can grow up and lead a country.

This is Maya. She loves animals and has lots of pets. She has two cats, four goldfish, a hamster, a bearded
dragon, a dog and a parakeet. Today, she brought her favorite teddy bear Barack to school for show and tell. She loved telling her class about her dreams of becoming a veterinarian one day and Barack is her favorite practice patient.

She's wearing her favorite dress, tights and shoes and a starfish necklace. Black girls who dream big dreams grow up with big life goals. They can be anything they choose to be.

Monday, August 20, 2018

The little guy has chosen his name and it's Archie. He also has an African name but he'll tell us that later. He's practicing his big speech on his sister,  grandma and mom. They are listening to him intently and are so proud at how this young man is growing up.

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Previewing some new elements for a new doll. She will be an African dancer.

I couldn't wait to share. She's all done except her hair will be a little shorter after she gets a final trim. I think she's one of my favorite dolls that I've ever made. I'll have a hard time giving her up to her new mom. Because she is a custom doll there are so many little details from the beautiful gold ruffled collar, to her 'designer' gold shoes, her painted nails, beaded clutch and jewelry she is one if my best works. Hoping her new mom  will love her too. There's a lot of me in this little woman. Almost finished with doll #1 too.

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