I can't remember exactly how it was.I have a vague idea of Tammie
(my Celebrate Disco Doll)being the reason,in some of my first postings here on CLICKING DOLLS,in late 2010,of the moment where for the first time I made contact with Debbie Garrett.All I can say is that it was a great pleasure.Debbie is a writer from Dallas,USA,and makes a great job,inventorying black dolls and telling,through this amazing activity,something important and interesting about the history of the afro americans,and at the end about the black community all over the world.
Since our first contact,we never stopped sharing impressions experiences and funny news about our passion in common:dolls.
After the creation of my Facebook page in 2011,I sent a friend request to Debbie,and we got another site for our sharings.Debbie was a great presence among other great virtual friends in a group I created there(disabled now),called "DOLL PASSION CULTURE CLUB".All of us could learn and enjoy lots of interesting things by the Debbie's calls for the postings on BLACK DOLLS ENTHUSIASTIC a great site/blog where is possible to follow all the news,
researchs and experience of Debbie.
Is for sure,one of my favorites blogs! Recently I left on there a comment about a posting where Debbie presentend an amazing doll Christie,with a "Belinda" head sculpt.
VISIT THE AMAZING DEBBIE'S BLOG CLIKING HERE
that makes definitely wish to have a doll with this lovely head mold (the only mold I belive a still had not) among my black dolls.VISIT THIS POSTING:LINK
I just could never imagine that this comment could became a dream come true history,by the great generosity and kindness of this dear friend.Making me a surprise,she asked for my adress some days after my visit on that posting and I could not have in mind,what was waiting for me in her gift package...
This gift is something very special for me because Debbie was my first virtual friend of another country.And was an awesome surprise see how internet really works and take our message and job to distant people all over the world.
As many of you know,I'm celebrating on this 2014 five years,since I started my research and photographies having dolls as the subject.
So,receive this gift from Debbie,appears as something that crown this entire period, which are just the first years of a job done with great pleasure and that brought me the opportunity to meet amazing people like you,Debbie.The encounter with the Benetton Christie,brought me much more surprises than I could imagine and makes me really understand that there is something really special behind these little plastic creatures.Of course,my new doll just could have one name: DEBBIE!
To always remember the great affection,kindness and consideration of a friend that adds so much in my life,even being away in the distance, but close in my heart.My dear friend,Thank you,Thank you,Thank You!I'm very happy with your wonderful gifts:doll,fashion and the Barbie Magazine Catalog.
By this days I'm having a very busy time,so,the photos of Debbie,my Belinda Christie Doll,present of Debbie,are just and introduction.
Some first photos of her arriving.Soon,she will come back,as you know,re-dressed and re-stylized by me.See you all soon!!
ALL MY LOVING,DEBBIE!!
INTRODUCING MY BELINDA:
(A Present Of Debbie Garrett)