April 21, 2017

IMAGINATION!!!..NO BATTERIES OR CHARGERS REQUIRED!!!!  

Many of you may be too young to remember... but there was once a time when playtime was simple and magical.   With only our imaginations, we could be anything! Go anywhere! Create any adventure that would soar us b...

April 17, 2017

BROWN SHUGAH JUNCTION …THE SWEETEST PLACE IN SPACE AND TIME!!

I was blessed to have a wonderful childhood, a hard working mom, a doting grandmama and a community/neighborhood where I felt protected and part of a village.   Back then, there were no computers or video ga...

April 16, 2017

Black Cloth Dollmaking: My Journey from“Primitive” to “Pammagination”

It seems like only yesterday I gave birth to my beautiful baby girl; since I set out to buy her first doll.  After all, the first doll is a girl’s first best friend.   

Twenty-eight year...

April 13, 2017

  

 Contemporary Approach to a Time-Honored Art. My Black Rag Dollmaking Heritage

For centuries, African mothers have crafted beautiful dolls and other playthings for their children. In the early 17th century, many African women became enslaved and brought to Americ...

April 12, 2017

“Miss Priss”

MY GRANDMAMA’S BEST FRIEND

Many, many years ago, when I was a little girl, my grandmama kept two beautiful dolls on her bed. Dolls that  I was allowed to admire only from afar.

One doll was white. She had curly blond ringlets that tumbles from under a f...

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