Monday, February 27, 2012

My visit to see an Izannah Walker doll and more

Hello , i finally made it to The Rosalie whyel Doll art museum in Bellevue, Washington. It was a sight to behold...TRULY a wonderful thing!!!!!! Of course, my nose started running, because everything i saw was so scrummy delicious , I was in sheer doll wonderland!!!!!!!! So very sad that it is closing, if you get a chance to go before the 1st of March DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got there late, the traffic was horrible, it was raining but once i walked inside all that went away!!!!!!!!!!!! The lovely lady at the front desk let us stay a bit longer, we couldnt take pics but it was still delicious.  Now, you want to know what i thought of the Izannah Walker doll...well once we found her...I had to skip over all the lovely woodens and wax overs and china and maches,,, ohhhh the milliners and tuck comb dolls...BUT I found her!!!!!! Yes there was the sound of the heavens opening and of course the back light and trumpet music...well in my mind anyways, These dolls are much more demure and delicate than i have previously thought, so that said, i will be curious to see my next doll, even Angie's doll that i am working on now i think i will at least make some small changes. Before we left, my big hearted sweet daughter saw my eyes when i looked at "The Heart of the Tree" book written by Rosalie and staff....she snuck and purchased it for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The cashier in the gift shop said they will be having wonderful doll sales....but some of the special dolls, Rosalie will keep....I'm sure an event not to miss!!
If you do ever get a chance to go, as they are closing next month, you should so do so!!!!!! I tell you...I could have spend days in there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wishing everyone and early Spring!!!
 Much Love,
 Jackie

10 comments:

Dixie Sargent Redmond said...

Oh, I'm so glad you got to go, Jackie! :-) And what a sweet daughter. :-)

Plain-n-Simple! said...

Oh Thank You so much Dixie!!!!!!!! Now i can see why you have such interests in them...my addiction has only worsened!!!!!!!!! Ooooh Boy!!!!!!! Hehehe but i love it!!!

angie said...

Welcome home! How wonderful to share such a great experience with your daughter.

Oh, how I wish you were able to take photos...but I certainly respect why they aren't allowed.

I just knew you woud return with renewed inspirational creativity!

Ya know, I was just thinking... what a wonderful time this is to be a 'doll' in your artistic hands.
xo
Ang

Plain-n-Simple! said...

Angie,
Yes it was so wonderful!!!!! I was over come with so much Joy in such a small amount of time!!! In my mind, it was going to be like the tunnel of dolls you ride through at Disneyland...haha sooooo much more!!!!!!! I wont make any out of this world changes. I still love the face on this doll
Many Hugs!!!!
Jackie

Jan Conwell said...

I'm so tickled for you, Jackie. It'll be interesting to see how it reflects in your dolls. :~)

Bama said...

Wow, it sounds amazing! I would love to do something like that, but living 2000 miles away makes it a little difficult! LOL!
I'm so glad you got to go and enjoy such a wonderful experience. :o)

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

Wish I could go, it's been a dream of mine to get in there for decades :(

Plain-n-Simple! said...

Oh, I wish you all could have went, definitely something to behold!!! Yes 2000 miles would make it a tad difficult!!!!! Now i want to go to more!!!! Robin...all these years and i never thought to go North!!!!! I live so close to it, and now its closing!!!! UGH!!! Jan I cant wait to see the difference either, i used to do smaller feature but way to close together, gotta get back to smaller!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

Oh how exciting, J-O!!! Thank you for letting me live vicariously through you as you describe all the wonderful dollies! :> )
Someday I hope to see a real Izzy doll too! ♥
~Peanut

Plain-n-Simple! said...

Peanut, If i'd of had more time i would have described each and everyone (doll) in short glorious yumminess! I wish you could so see one too!!!!