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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Doll's House

 I had planned to take a break from the blog but I forgot to tell you about these dolls. When Meredith from Whynot Pottery came over for brunch last week, she brought me these dolls that had been in a drawer at her house. They were her dolls when she was little girl !!! Can I just hyperventilate right now!?! I can't wait to do something with these and the other ones I received from my new friend down in Key West!
Today Wesley and I took a ride out in the country and ended up down at Seagrove at Meredith's place. I needed a couple of mugs for my mom, and there is a great thai place nearby, so we had lunch there and we went to visit the Pisgah Covered bridge that I used to play in when I was a kid. It was a day for contemplation while riding, a gray day, not too cold, just perfect for a long ride on country roads. We talked a lot, were quiet a lot and just had time to get all the clutter out of our minds.
A few years ago I did the props for a play called The Last Two Minutes of the Complete Works of Henrik Ibsen. Wesley was in 8th or 9th grade at the time, read the script and then read some of his plays. One that we both remember quite well is A Doll's House. A very strange and disturbing play. I've been sitting here reading it again and I'm thinking about a series of houses with dolls and calling the complete body of work A Doll's House. I have so much to get started on, let's get this holiday over with already!!!

Isn't she amazing?!
I had so many dolls when I was little, and lived in a fantasy land with them. My mom kept them for a long time and then they were all given away when she remarried and moved. Now, I seem to be making a connection once again with dolls. I am interested in exploring how this will all fit together with the barns. My work just continues to move forward, so excited about this!

4 comments:

JUDI TAVILL said...

Very cool...
Sadly, I spent A LOT of time with my Barbies... through age 12...Trust me, it explains a lot...
That said, enjoy your holidays while Ken and I (Barbie) take the weebles out west...

Tracey Broome said...

Oh yeah! Ken and Barbie were my best friends! age thirteen for me. I even bought them for my daughter who let her dinosaurs eat them!

cookingwithgas said...

Tracey- you have already given those poor dolls a life I just could not give them.
I use to buy those for 25 cents at the five and dime and they had clothes....how dated is that.
Thank you for bringing them back to the light---they hated that drawer.
It was great to see you and wes- that girl of yours is just the best!

Tracey Broome said...

It was good to see you too, I just love that shop of yours, so warm and cozy and smells so Great! The dolls are going to have some fun!