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Remembering Jack Friedman
Thursday, 13 May 2010 21:09

I learned last week that Mr. Jack Friedman, the founder of JAKKS Pacific toy company, passed away on May 3, 2010, from complications due to a rare blood disease. He was 70 years old and had spent 50 years of his life in the toy industry.


Dolls that Go Bump in the Night
Thursday, 06 May 2010 21:01

There’s a commercial airing these days for a package-delivery company, where a whole family is held at bay, outside their home, afraid to go inside because of a mechanical clown doll. I was watching that recently with a friend, who remarked offhandedly, “Yeah, dolls are scary.”

Collectible Quandary: Can You Collect When There’s Nothing There?
Thursday, 29 April 2010 20:28

The other night, when I was putting my daughter, Jane, to bed, I spotted, out of the corner of my eye, something gleaming and glistening. It didn’t look right.


Flirting with Disaster: A Tragedy with Titanic Results!
Wednesday, 21 April 2010 21:24

We have just undergone a heck of a month in my hometown. It was a combination of Mother Nature seeking revenge and technology breaking down simultaneously.


Throwing a CURVEball
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 21:20

A funny thing happened the other day while I was at Wal-Mart. Well, actually, funny things always occur when my family and I invade that store. The wide, open spaces filled with shiny glass and luminous plastic objects act as a beacon for my kids to misbehave and run.


Fantastic Plastic Power
Wednesday, 07 April 2010 20:22

My daughter, Jane, is 5 years old, and as smart as a whip. As a matter of fact, she’s often been cautioned that “she’s too smart for her own good.” We’re talking cartoon character Lisa Simpson smart. But unlike her yellow spiky-haired pearl-wearing TV counterpart, who loves to play with “Malibu Stacy,” my little Jane seems to have no use for dolls at all. That is, until last month. . . .

I played this weekend
Monday, 10 August 2009 00:24

Well this weekend as usual I ran errands. And when I went to our local buy everything store there were all new dolls out. Being a huge fan of playdolls I bought them all! I bought some clothing, who knows what it will fit in my existing doll collection. And I bought some extras; a grafitti car, and an airbrush t shirt factory for my Moxi Doll, and extra wigs for my new Livworld doll.

Just wondering
Tuesday, 04 August 2009 00:58

Lately I am having such confusing days. Always feeling like I am not quite finishing everything I need to get done. Realizing for the first time, I think there really are not enough hours in a day. Then I start to wonder when did we get this big? And is this what I really wanted???

My First Blog
Monday, 15 June 2009 17:59

I think I am going to start this Visiting Dolly Artist blog, by giving people a blow by blow of my day! I got up at 5 a.m., and fed my 17 animals, soon to 18, as we are taking in a little female cat that twitches. Now for those of you who know me, I have only broken and mostly really elderly animals. So of course why wouldn’t we take the twitcher.

Love Me Tender
Friday, 09 January 2009 20:50

romance-marie-osmond"The Only One for Me Is You and You for Me"

Romance, designed by artist Karen Scott for the Marie Osmond Doll Collection, captures hearts in a sheer, embroidered organza dress and long, dark, curly hair. The 17-inch doll is part of an edition of 1,200 and is priced at $129.95. She is made of porcelain and has a cloth body.

Click here to see an array of delightful love-me-tender-themed dolls.

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