Friday, April 15, 2016

Travel Doll Janet's Final TX Outing and Departure

The car in which Janet is riding is approaching Downtown Dallas.

The week of March 27th was Travel Doll Janet's last week with me.  On March 29th, 2016, we went to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Downtown Dallas.  Janet enjoyed the trip where she marveled at the height of the buildings.


I could almost hear Janet saying, "Wow, these are skyscrapers!"

As a featured collector in the museum's Eye of the Collector exhibit, Janet and I went to the Perot to oversee portions of the installation of my dolls that had been transported there a day prior.  While I knew the dolls were in the capable hands of the museum's experts, I wanted to ensure each had their accessories after the handlers unpacked and removed the bubble wrap.  I was particularly concerned about the playscale dolls whose tiny shoes tend to fall off easily.   I had placed clear plastic bands over their shoes before packing a couple of weeks before transport, but these tend to break.  I took with me some extra-strength clear bands that had been ordered from an overseas eBay seller.  These, unfortunately, had not arrived before packing the dolls for transport took place.   So while at the museum, on March 29th, I placed these heavier bands on top of the others for added security.


Perot Museum of Nature and Science plaza entrance
At the Perot, Janet took photos at the plaza entrance as well as a photo of the graphics outside the entrance to the exhibit room.  We were not allowed to photograph the setup.

Two of my 85 exhibited dolls can be seen at the entrance of the exhibit room graphics.
Janet and I were quite pleased to see that two of my dolls were included in the graphics at the exhibit entrance:   a one-of-a-kind papier-mache doll (on the left) and a rewigged Barbie Basics Model No. 8 from the denim collection, on the right.

After we were assured each doll had all their accessories and after extra bands were placed over their shoes, Janet and I headed home where she prepared for her departure to her next host's home in a Mid-Atlantic state.


Janet is photographed with her loot, but she traveled without it to the next host's home.  Her loot will be sent along with her at the conclusion of her travels after her forever home has been determined. 

Before Janet departed on April 1st, she took a photo with the clothing and souvenirs I purchased for her (as seen above).  Next, one final photo was taken with me.


At this time, Janet has been gone a couple of weeks.  Based on the photo booklet to highlight her stay, she enjoyed herself as much as I enjoyed hosting her.




According to the photos her current host has shared, she's having a blast there, too.  Janet is one lucky doll!


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12 comments:

  1. Hi Debbie!
    Thank you for sharing your last adventures with Janet. She sure had lots of fun with you and I am sure she will have some fun during her various trips. I hope you are not too sad and have already found a little doll to take along during your adventures.
    I wish I was living in the US, I would have enjoyed visiting the Eye of the Collector Exhibit.
    Take good care of yourself!
    Arlette

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    1. Thank you Arlette. I haven't found a doll to replace Janet yet.

      I wish you were living here, too. The museum members-only grand opening of the Eye of the Collector exhibit was this past Wednesday evening and was spectacular! I am so impressed with the way my dolls are presented and remain honored to have been asked to participate by such a prestigious organization.

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  2. I would have loved to see the Eye of the Collector exhibit too! Were you able to take photos once the exhibit opened? I would love to see some if you did!

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    1. Hi Phyllis,

      The exhibit opens officially to the public tomorrow, April 16th, but yes I was able to get a few photos during the private viewing. Please stay tuned.
      :-)

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  3. I too would like to see the Eye of the Collector. I recently did a presentation on doll collecting along with a group of other Black memorabilia. Unfortunately, I was too busy to take pictures.

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    1. Awww man. I bet it was nice. I would have loved to have seen the photos.

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  4. That is going to be one well travelled doll! Looking forward to your Exhibit post.

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  5. Janet has some great loot items! Did you make the travel album?

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    1. Hi GG,

      Well, yes and no. I selected the photos from those I took while Janet was here, wrote the text, and Vistaprint.com printed it out.

      Here's the link in case you're interested.
      Photo book

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  6. So cute! I'm glad that Janet enjoyed her stay, and that she will get to have many more adventures!

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    1. This young lady has lots more adventures in store for her.

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