After an outing with my husband, we returned late to a pitch black house, inside and out. Before retreating to bed and before turning on the front porch light, I peeked out the front door to check for UPS-delivered packages. There were two. I brought these in and, without looking at their return labels, left them in the living room to open today. Tired... I went to bed.
This morning, I was pleasantly surprised to discover the larger of the two packages was from Goldie Wilson. Filled with excitement, I retrieved a pair of scissors to remove the packaging tape while thinking/questioning, "a doll... maybe it's cloth... the box too light to contain a porcelain doll."
Girl with Blue Bow by Goldie Wilson, 2011
No, it did not contain a doll, but that did not lessen my excitement. It contained a one-of-a-kind acrylic/oil painting from Goldie's FACES series of paintings. Also included was a handwritten note from Goldie and a printed note detailing her new venture. They read as follows, handwritten followed by printed:
Thanks so much for the extra book. I am painting Black pictures called faces. I would like for you to have this one. It is titled "Girl with Blue Bow." Hope you enjoy. I will be doing my first showing of my paintings at Barbara's Black Doll Show.
ORIGINAL OIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTINGS
I am known for my one of a kind porcelain dolls. I have sculpted and created dolls for at least twelve years. There are so many faces that I would like to sculpt, but never seem to have the time. So I decided I would put my faces on paper. After drawing on paper I decided that I would transfer my drawings to canvas, which I did. I enjoyed the look I was creating. It was a look that I had been looking for to hang on my walls as a decorative accessory.
These paintings are done in oil and acrylic paints on canvas. All paintings are One of a Kind. My creations are called "FACES". The faces that I create are from my surroundings. I might see lips that I like, eyes, a position of a head; I use all elements to create my faces.
As I pursue my new venture I hope you will enjoy my "FACES".
I sent Goldie an email to express my deep gratitude for her act of kindness and explained that prior to opening the package, I imagined a doll inside.
Think of it as a doll... not enough time to make all the dolls in my mind, so I paint my visions.
I am honored to own one of Goldie's doll visions captured on canvas.
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