Those of us who frequent either an Instagram account or a blog with doll content often refer to ourselves as ‘doll collectors’. That can cover any type of doll at all. As ‘doll people’ we have probably all experienced criticism in some form or another for doing and collecting what we love.
The fact of the matter is, that we will always encounter those whose reactions to what we love, we can’t understand. We all know what it is to appreciate the beauty in a doll where others seemingly see no beauty at all or they view it as nothing more than a child’s plaything. There are always going to be those who don’t accept who we are because we aren’t what they want us to be. Unfortunately, this remains true for more than just doll collecting, but that aspect is not what this blog is about. This isn’t a place for controversy. Its a place for like-minded people to share their experiences with doll related items.
When I have personally faced the criticism and opinions that those people can impart, I have decided that it is my opinion that matters the most here. How those people react has to do with them and nothing to do with me or the joy I have in being a doll collector. For the longest of time, their feelings and remarks both hurt and confused me. So as a result, I fell silent about something I was passionate about and was a true joy to me. Somewhere along the path, I decided that it wasn’t necessary for me to fit in with those folks way of thinking about dolls. It is okay for me to stand out and be different. My emotions, thoughts, ideas, and dreams for my doll collection belong to me. They are valuable to me. People do not have to validate those things for me to enjoy my passion for dolls.
I then went on the quest for those people who are like-minded and also enjoy dolls. I began with an Instagram account and discovered that there are many, many, many out there who enjoy making, restoring, collecting, and so many other things that are in some way related to dolls. It provided me with a feeling of belonging and having someone to enjoy all those wonderful pictures and stories about DOLLS with. While I love my IG family, I still wanted a place to share thoughts. I wanted a place to learn and pick up new tips/ideas. I wanted more than just a quick picture and a quick sentence to go with it. Out of that want this blog was developed. A place to share your thoughts, experiences, knowledge of dolls…this is a place to be with those who will support and enjoy with you.
This is a place to get away from the pandemonium of daily life for just a few minutes, take a deep breath, and simply enjoy! With that having been said…..
Let’s talk dolls!