Friday, April 17, 2015

Convention Update: Workshops



Above: a scene from a 2013 convention workshop: Ralph Hodgdon draws a paper doll and talks about Hollywood, fashion and shares some interesting behind-the-scenes gossip!

Garth Lax has been sending out  e-mail updates about the convention, and they are filled with important information. 

Yesterday's e-mail let us know which workshops were filled, among other things. I'll post the rest of his email this week -- it has important information about the Competition, the Sales Room and the Tour.

Take it away, Garth!


There are four limited-attendance Workshops, and I told you that they would fill at a brisk pace. While you still have an opportunity for some, you'll need 
to get the sign-up form sent in quickly.

Let's check the status of those four as of this morning.

THURSDAY, JUNE 18

9:00am - 12:00pm
Nancy Drew themed Altered Book Workshop
THERE'S ONLY ONE OPENING LEFT.
After that, you'll go on the Waiting List, and you can hope. 


9:30 am - 12:00 pm  (2 groups, one hour each)
PAINTING (AND GOSSIPING!) WITH RALPh
THIS IS OVER 75% FULL. ONLY 7 SPOTS REMAIN.
This one will be full before you know it.


1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CRAFTING WITH PAPER DOLLS
THIS ONE IS FULL, AND THERE'S A WAITING LIST.


3:00 - 4:00 pm
MAKE A MINNIE PEARL HAT Workshop
ONLY 4 OPENINGS REMAIN.
In a few days, it will be full.



            2015 INTERNATIONAL PAPER DOLL CONVENTION
                               June 17 - 21, 2015
                            Embassy Suites Hotel
                              2321 Lifestyle Way
                      Chattanooga, Tennessee  37421                                                  
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                          CONVENTION REGISTRATION

NAME__________________________________________________

ADDRESS_______________________________________________

CITY_______________________STATE_______ ZIP/PC__________

EMAIL_____________________________________

PHONE____________________________________

Registration:  $285.00 USD

Absentee Registration:  $100.00 USD
  (Souvenirs and Goodie Bags)

Guest Registration (Meals, access to all events, but no souvenirs) $150.00
  GUEST NAME:__________________________________________

Make Checks payable to:  Paperdoll Review 
____ Check/money order enclosed

____ Credit Card #____________________________Exp.Date______
        (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx accepted)
        (charge will appear on statement as "Paperdoll Review")

Mail to:

Paperdoll Review
P.O. Box 14
Kingfield, ME  04947

(If you prefer to register by telephone with a credit card,
call Paperdoll Review at 800-290-2928.)
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Diane the Bride, c.1880s

From my one winning bid at the Letty Schwarz auction: Diane the Bride was part of a small lot of cut paper dolls. Isn't she lovely?








Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Letty Schwarz Collection


Letty Schwarz at the 2009 Paper Doll Convention in Las Vegas. 


She was smart, funny, sharp. I didn't know her half as well as I would have liked. We always had a lot of catching up to do at the convention. I was so looking forward to seeing her last year in Virginia. I will miss her.

Letty collected antique paper dolls, and she had a keen eye for 19th century hand-mades -- delicately drawn and painted, rich in detail. She also collected contemporary paper doll artists, especially in the silent auctions for original artwork. 

On Friday, April 3, the Rhoads Auction House in Pennsylvania will be auctioning off the lifetime collection of Letty Schwarz's paper dolls. Online bidding has already begun. 





Morgantown Dress-A-Doll III



Here's the third and last batch of entries in the Morgantown Dress-A-Doll contest. Thanks to all who participated!



Lisa Keller Johnson





Carol Carey




Carol Carey



Valerie Keller (Jayne just corrected me!)




Margaret Brown