Tuesday, September 24, 2013

I Knew I Knew Vanessa!

After meeting her through her blog for what I thought was the first time in 2010, I became fascinated by the clever manner Vanessa Morrison weaves fashion dolls into stories using realistic dioramas, most of which include furniture and accessories she makes.  After several months as an avid reader of her blog, I was so enthralled that I wanted to share her with the collecting community through a published article.  We accomplished that goal in the Autumn 2012 Americana issue of Fashion Doll Quarterly (FDQ).

  Cedic is a porcelain doll made by Vanessa Morrison.  After seeing this photo again in 2011, I knew I had seen Cedric years before.

The hint that I had met her previously came from photos Vanessa shared in 2011 for the FDQ article of porcelain dolls she made in the past.  I had seen some of the dolls before, but I couldn't quite recall where. 

I was able to put 2 and 2 together this morning after archiving a 2005 issue of The Black Doll-E-Zine onto its Facebook archive page.  As co-editor and eventually sole editor of the first e-zine devoted to collecting Black dolls, I solicited profiles from doll collectors as well as doll artists for each BDE issue.  In Vol. 4, Issue 1 of 2005, Vanessa (now of Fashion Dolls at Van's Doll Treasures) shared her artist profile.

While we connected only briefly in 2005 for that issue of BDE, and it took five years for us to reconnect in 2010, I believe our connection will be long-lasting.

Vanessa... girl... I knew I knew you! 

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13 comments:

  1. Isn't that funny? I had the same experience recently. Destiny!

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    1. Isn't it interesting, Vita Plastica, how people travel in and out of our lives? Some remain, others go to return again. I don't think there are any chance meetings.

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  2. I would have loved to have been there when you ran across the article. I can only imagine your reaction. It really is a small world, and I am so thrilled that our paths crossed again. Our connection will definitely be long lasting!

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    1. It was definitely a double-take moment when I opened up the artist profile page of that issue of BDE and realized the profile was yours. I wondered how you found me in 2010 when you directed me to your blog, but never asked. Was that by chance or did you remember me from the BDE profile?

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    2. No I didn't remember you from back then and can't remember what prompted me to send you to my blog.

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  3. No telling what will happen in doll world!

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    1. For me, the things that happen in doll world are usually always positive. That's why I enjoy "living" (spending lots of time) in it.

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  4. Yo tambien sigo su blog, que bueno que sientan tal afinidad, dentro y fuera de blogger.

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    1. El blog de Vanessa es uno de mis blogs favoritos!

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  5. That's so nice. I hope to meet one or all of you in person one day.

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  6. Applause. Congratulations on your "reunion." Meeting other collector/enthusiasts is fun. I'll be sharing a post on a recent meeting with a fellow collector. Fun and exciting.

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  7. It's so cool that the 2 of you have this past connection! I agree with Mustiwait, I hope to meet other collectors in person one day.

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