Monday, May 26, 2014

About This Blog's Facelift



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! 

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13 comments:

  1. I love the picture because it represents what you love and do but it now has a more modern techie appeal to it!

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    1. Thanks again, Cathy. I think it refreshes the site.

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  2. I had already commented on how much I liked the image but it was cool to read the backstory to it as well.

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    1. Glad you found the backstory cool, Muff.

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  3. Love the the picture Debbie! Too cute! The artist did a great job!

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    1. Thanks, Bonnie! It is good to hear from you! Hope all is well.

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  4. I love the picture!! Your mother was right, you do know alot of talented people!

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    1. Thank you. Brini. Hope allis well in Dotsville.

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  5. Very nice Debbie! I love this one and the old one as well. It is nice seeing your face included in the picture though. : ). The artist did a fantastic job!

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