|The Early Collector Catches the Doll|
|Written by Debbie Garrett|
Recently, I received an email from renowned doll artist, Patricia Coleman-Cobb announcing a group of 13, one-of-a-kind, "Girls in White Dresses" dolls.
Recently, I received an email from renowned doll artist, Patricia Coleman-Cobb announcing a group of 13, one-of-a-kind, "Girls in White Dresses" dolls. The email, which was read at 4 a.m., included the headshot of one of the dolls, which had already been sold, as well as a link to Coleman-Cobb's website .¬† I hurriedly followed the link and viewed each doll individually.¬† Next, I wrote down the names of the ones that interested me:¬† Butterfly, Aretha, Coretta, Ivy (in no certain interest-me order). ¬†I studied their images for several minutes, viewing them over and over again in an attempt to narrow down which one I would add to my collection.¬† The clock was ticking... I knew that several others received this announcement and I had to make a decision soon.¬† I drew an arrow to connect¬† Aretha and Ivy's handwritten names, which must mean (thinking back) that I needed to re-view their images.¬† After I decided on the one that most affected me in the "must have" manner, I hurriedly crafted an email to the artist:
Thank you for notifying me of your little girls.¬† I would like to purchase Butterfly!¬† Please let me know how to proceed...
While I awaited her reply, I began my workday, trying desperately not to think about Butterfly!¬† Ivy was also heavily on my mind.¬† I re-viewed her picture a couple of times with the decision that if Butterfly was not available, Ivy would be my second choice.
So good to hear from you, it has been a while!¬† I hope that all is well and your day is getting off to a good start, and that¬†the book [sales] are going well.¬†¬† I can't believe the response for these pieces.¬† I just put them up late last night after midnight, and 4 were spoken for by 8 this morning!¬†.¬† Luckily, each one's personality spoke to a different person.¬† You are 1st in line for "Butterfly", so I have put your name on her!¬†¬† She is so sweet and "sassy".¬†¬† If you would like me to give you a call for your info, just forward your info.¬† Otherwise, you can¬†all me today at my home studio at .... and she will be on her way.
Again thank you so much, and I am sure that you will love her!
I released a deep sigh and simultaneously thought, "She's mine!" ¬†Less than a week later, Butterfly arrived!¬† What a delightful doll with a personality that exudes self-confidence.¬† No one can tell her that she can't carry a hallelujah tune, even if she can't really sing.¬† I just love this little girl and I'm so happy that I am always early to bed, early to rise.¬† Otherwise, I would have missed the joy that owning Butterfly brings.
Oh... after I purchased my doll, I notified other collectors about the remaining dolls here. http://blackdollcollecting.blogspot.com/2009/10/girls-in-white-dresses.html
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