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Monday, February 16, 2015

Anthropology

Do you think doll makers are anthropologists in our own way?  Through our  hands, hearts and especially our imaginations we can create whatever creature comes to mind.  




Sometimes they seem to come from far off lands, not yet even discovered.



Other times they are other versions of our species.

Did you ever think of yourself as an explorer?  I didn't until I started inventing little communities.  Its great fun isn't it - to be an anthropologist right in our very own studios (or backyards)?

"Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess." - Margaret Mead



9 comments:

  1. I think everyone who creates something out of their own imagination is an explorerer of sorts!

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  2. :) Especially those who create entire communities like Lickety Split!

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  3. Ditto Rachel and jenclair. You are indeed an explorer of humankind, Penny.

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  4. And your doll communities are a gentle mirror of what you find in the human world. :o)

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  5. Oh, I love Alex's comment. Couldn't have said it better.

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  6. Oh my, I just had to comment to all of you at once. You are so very kind and just my favoritess of friends. Thank you.

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  7. Explorer, mirror, and gentle story teller. You offer an enchanting view into hidden worlds, and our lives are richer.

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  8. Your little dolls are entrancing - an anthropologist indeed!
    I also like the idea of explorer - I think all creativity is about exploring and hopefully finding the unexpected.

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  9. Your approach to Anthropology is marvellous, Penny....Amazing, isn't it where our imagination takes us??....

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