This is a formal thank you to those of you who commented on this blog's new banner. I truly appreciate your positive remarks. While I enjoyed and still do love the previous image of the little girl clutching dolls she loves, it was time for a change.
When the opportunity presented itself for me to benefit from the artistic genius of Son of Ellis, initially I had no idea how I would utilize this particular image. My author page on Facebook was my first thought, but then it seemed more appropriate for the image to be placed here since I am a real-live female who still clutches her dolls from time to time.
|Image from the article, "Faces of Change," Dallas Morning News, September 25, 2004 - photograph by Mei-Chun Jau/DMN Staff Photographer|
The Back Story
In 2004, I met Dallas Morning News reporter, Aline McKenzie, who covered a doll exhibit I participated in at the African American Museum. Other participants included Georgette Taylor of Big Beautiful Dolls, Inc., and "Our Man Downtown," Commissioner John Wiley Price, who is also a doll collector. At the museum, Ms. McKenzie visited my table and expressed her interest in interviewing me. Our chance meeting culminated in the full-page article, "Faces of Change," in The Dallas Morning News, September 25, 2004. Along with another photograph taken by DMN staff photographer, Mei-Chun Jau, the original of the photo that now serves as the banner of this blog was used in the article.
|Snapshot of the article, "Faces of Change"|
Thank you again for the positive comments on the blog's facelift and a huge thank you again to Bobby Ellis Jones (Son of Ellis) for transforming what I have always viewed as an unfavorable photograph of me (the dolls photographed beautifully) into a vibrant work of art!