How can dolls fulfill the American dream? If they are present, what does it mean to live the American dream for New York Doll Collectors, as well as collectors from all over the world? To fulfill childhood wishes; For doll collectors who find the opportunity to be creative and become doll artists and embrace the experience to change his or her way of life for the better. To share gifts and talents with one’s own communities so that it can benefit from the knowledge about three dimensional figurines. To learn of the fulfillment and contentment that happens when something beautiful is created, thus by helping their community and bringing the ways of happiness, brings all closer to making this world a better place.
The Childhood Dream
- There are those who loved dolls as children, but weren’t able to have them while growing up. It meant only dreaming of having a play pal that lends a smile at all times, having high tea time and company, offering a kind ear when needed. To dress up and brush the hair on the head of the doll for a make believe magnificent party with friends. And when finally the opportunity comes for one to be able to have a doll, it is like being a child again, flooded with happiness.
Doll Collector Turned Budding Doll Artist
- There is the opportunity for those who cherish the three dimensional figurines to suddenly receive a message by sheer serendipity. A message to change their way of living; to improve their level of happiness within a life of hustle and bustle. To study doll art, whether it is through books or in actual classes, to nurture the artistic side so that one’s horizon’s are widen and the world is seen in a new way; A better way.
Doll Artists Inspires Community
- And for the doll artists, doll makers, doll collectors who choose to make a difference in their community by sharing the knowledge of doll artistry. Whether it is a family member passing the doll torch, over to the next generation, encouraging others to have appreciation for dolls. Or it is a doll artist who teaches classes, sharing their gifts with others and bringing inspiration of doll making to their homes. To awaken creativity within them; introduce them to fulfill their innermost dreams in knowing that they have the capability to be crafty and to produce something beautiful with their own hands. The teacher is bringing in new and enriching experiences for the community to benefit.
Doll creating, doll making, doll artistry, all those involve, have the capability of changing one’s life; Fulfilling a childhood dream, enriching one’s life by embracing creativity and teaching others. Enriching one’s life with doll artistry add contentment to the lives of doll makers and doll collectors alike, which can transcend the world around into a better place. For doll collectors that is having the American dream.
See how New York Doll Artists inspire others. Tonner Doll Company, The 3D Cloth Doll Club of Mount Vernon, NY, Deborah C. Pope, Nancy Wiley