Of course it is I just never thought about the constant adjustment that when I am so busy, that adding one thing in my life takes the place of another. Thus we get to the doll part...a very wise man, Robert Tonner said to me as he explained his beautiful new doll Antionette. That when making a jointed doll, everything you add takes something away. So sometimes the most poseable dolls are not always the most aestetically pleasing dolls. I wonder now if adding more jointing, is a good thing or is there a point when there is enough. And is resin and vinyl really the only mediums I need to work in, because lately I am enjoying paperclay, and porcelain.
But I will end this blog with a little tid bit into Annette my sister and I's real life. Today Annette who is the senior VP of a company, and also Cheif Actuary, plumbed our Well for our home. It involved, digging, water, mud splatters, two part glue, and alot of PVC. I helped on and off, but with 8 new sculpts in the works..I had to run back and forth. So for those who think the doll business is all glamour, I will refer to the fact we do our own plumbing!
Now parting words, be kind people are a little lost right now. And lets all try to bring our ailing Doll and Teddy Bear collecting worlds into a new heyday of fun and excitement. Paulette
The 2015 DOLLS Awards of Excellence Industry’s Choice winners (DAEs, also called the Diamond Awards) were announced at the International Doll & Teddy Bear Show in Asheville, N.C., June 6. The Industry's Choice winners will go on to become the nominee's in the Public's Choice voting, set to begin in late June.
Without further ado, here are the winners of this year's Industry's Choice Diamond Awards!
The Jones Publishing Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed upon one recipient per year. This award was created in 2002 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the teddy bear, with the first recipient being Steiff, a German-based plush toy company known for its high quality and prices.
The Lifetime Achievement recipient must be or have been involved in some aspect of the doll and/or teddy bear field for a minimum of 25 years. The recipient may be an individual, partnership, corporation, company, author, artist, marketer, historian or any other industry professional. Lifetime Achievement Award nominations may be made by previous recipients or members of the LAA committee.
To qualify as a nominee, entrants must meet the following criteria:
The Lifetime Achievement Award has been presented to the following individuals and companies since its inception:
2003 Hildegard Gunzel
2004 Alexander Doll Company
2005 R. John Wright
2006 Wendy Lawton
2007 Virginia Turner
2008 Toy Shoppe
2010 Helen Kish
2012 Maggie Iacono
2013 Heidi Plusczok
2014 Jack Johnston
2015 Kaye Wiggs
August 8, 2014 - Blackall Associates Inc. is proud to announce the winner of its Summer Heat Photo Contest. The contest drew entries from around the world. Masterpiece Doll collectors sent in a special photo showing how their Masterpiece Dolls were enjoying the summer heat.
You haven’t seen a toy show until you’ve seen this one. Six buildings! Over six hundred exhibitors! Exclusively toys and dolls and children’s playthings on display everywhere! This is the show everyone always says they intend to visit, and now is the time to do just that. Collectors say the Chicago Toy Show really is the largest in the entire world. They are correct. Collectors say they find toys at this show that are never seen anywhere else. Correct again.
19 April 2014 – 5 October 2014
A special exhibition will take place at the Toy Worlds Museum Basle to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Japanese-Swiss diplomacy and friendship.