Starting to Blog
Now this is really exciting stuff! We had Miss Nancy‘s wonderful premiere blog post for us this morning, What is Collecting? And just this week we learned about how our Tonner friend Tamara Friedrichova in Mexico City has started blogging herself. If you don’t know Tamara, read about her and her wonderful Tonner collecting friends in both Mexico and the Czech Republic, in last week’s blog post Tonner Doll in Mexico…and Beyond.
Why is this so exciting? Because blogging is one of the most satisfying things that a creative, impassioned person can do, and one of our larger hopes is that Doll collectors from around the world will start blogging so the conversation can grow between us all.
So let’s get to the good part. Check out what Tamara is already doing in a few short days. Her blog is called Mildendo Magazine – she explains how the name “Mildendo” comes from the metropolis in Gulliver’s Travels – and though she is Czech (and living and collecting in Mexico) she is writing it in English so that we can all enjoy her work.
Today’s blog post talks about how she met Rogelio – a very skilled and inspired craftsman and the birth of her Plaza Midendo collaboration
And in that meeting I met to Rogelio, fabulous carpenter and fabulous person, fan of miniatures and great craftman! He brought some pieces of his incredible furniture to our meeting and we presented him different types of dolls, much better for to present his furniture… When the meeting finished Rogelio left my house with one of my Tonner doll and many ideas for to start make furniture in different scales! I recieved from him fantastic barbie bed and bedside table for to make a lot of photos and promove him. So I started to work . Plaza Mildendo was born .
Making a Community
When artist meets artist great things happen. This is what we want to celebrate, how connections in creativity change lives. So be sure to follow and subscribe to Tamara’s new blog. And don’t be afraid to comment either, because bloggers love comments! We would love to follow up on some of Rogelio’s furniture making in a future post.
And for all those who have stories to share, or techniques, or fantastic creations, blogging is a great way to do it. You can set up a blog in about 5 minutes on WordPress (our favorite) or several other services. If you need any help figuring out how feel free to ask us about it, write to me Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org. And when you do start one, definitely let us know so we can spread the word!