Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman





Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I Won: In More Ways Than One

 It's fun to roam through Blogland and see what people are doing with their art and lives, read the how-tos, and join in the challenges. Last week I won a tag at Creative Carmelina. Isn't that cool?

Underneath you can see that even the envelope is made from a magazine page with artwork added. The stamp is Canadian. 

Thank you, Carmelina, for the tag, the envelope and all the inspiration and kind words you have sent my way.

I had already planned on doing a post today about the tag and envelope. Carmelina's blog is one of the ones I read every day. so imagine my surprise when, today, her post was a jolt from the past. It was almost spooky to see a doll from my childhood in a painting she had worked on long ago. Here's  a close-up of the painting (with her permission):







It looks like my Terri Lee doll. She had the big dark eyes and brown hair. My doll disappeared over the years but when we went to Colorado last spring we came home with my sister's.
Now I can see the eyes are different and Betty's has a different colored wig but when I first saw the painting it was amazing. Like stepping back in time. Carmelina isn't sure if she's going to finish the painting or what but I'm sure glad she posted it because it was wonderful to see.

I think I have a picture of my sister with this doll. I'll have to hunt that up. In the meantime, I'm drawn again to that Terri Lee face. There are all kinds of Web Sites about these dolls. Take a look around. It's amazing.



6 comments:

  1. Rita--did we talk about this before? I had a Terri Lee Doll-I loved her-I think she wore a brownie uniform==I don't know what ever happened to her.

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  2. Okay Rita....this is a great post...a trip down memory lane...and as far as the spooky part goes....you wanna hear something funny?

    MY HUSBANDS NAME IS TERRY LEE!
    I THOUGHT THAT WAS FUNNY AND WAS LAUGHING WITH MY HUBBY FOR A GOOD SOLID TWO MINUTES! HEHEHEEEE...

    I WILL FINISH THE PAINTING NOW...IN HONOUR OF YOU AND THIS POST!
    STAY TUNED! I'LL GET IT DONE EVENTUALLY!

    CIAO BELLA

    CREATIVE CARMELINA

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  3. Its funny how things we see/hear/smell trigger memories of special things or moments from our pasr.I like to think of them as little whispers,little treasures.

    Love the tag!!What a lucky duck you are.Warmest Regards,Cat

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  4. Hi Rita, Congrats on winning the beautiful bookmark. I too am amazed at the vast "blog world" out there. I can see how you saw your doll in the painting. Thanks for sharing. *hugs*

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  5. Since then the wrist is almost equal to that of the painting except the hair. Greetings

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  6. Hi Rita nice to meet you - love your header btw; how nice when you win stuff huh - isn`t it great to see what creative souls come up with; thanks for stopping by my blog - I am always interested in knowing how people find me so let me know

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