There’s how to’s for African Head Wrap of People, but this is how to make the African Wrap Doll!


treetop45:

I’ve been making these for years. This presentation is indeed, excellent. Easy directions. You can make these your own, using just a bit of your imagination! Give these Dolls a try….you’ll be hooked.

Originally posted on Pictorial 4 the Photogenic:

Black sleepy-eye doll

Everyday I hear something new…There are African head wraps….
then there are African Wrap dolls. I heard of Black dolls
but not African Wrap dolls until now. It’s made in a very
beautiful image to compliment the
beautiful image black people walk around with.

Angela Briggs is the diligent young woman creating
these African wrap dolls to reflect her history and her
love for nature and recycling. She searches through outdoors
for branches,twigs, leaves,pods,etc. And we know how much
our fellow African peoples love wearing nature. But yes,
she uses those as acecessories for her dolls and gathers
beads and buttons from the nearest thrift store. We know
that thrift stores can carry the best stuff, both new and
used.

She searches throughout fabric dumpsters for scraps and
remnants to be used as filler and also for the dolls’
clothing. Briggs teaches about her craft at an art center,
The…

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WISHFUL THINKING…..SHARING WHAT’S ON MY MIND….C’MON IN!


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Such an incentive, for this tiny little soul!  We can profit by his courage to keep on going. Such an incentive, for this tiny little soul! We can profit by his courage to keep on going.

HOPE IS THE THING

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I’ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

– Emily Dickinson –

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Declutter Your Prose: Three More Phrases to Avoid


treetop45:

Interesting helpful thoughts!

Originally posted on The Daily Post:

In the spring, we noted some examples of phrases that might be distracting or unnecessary in your prose. Since many of you found these suggestions helpful, here’s another round of phrases to avoid:

1. In today’s blog…

Interested in more blog vs. post discussions? Read Slate’s take, Meg Pickard’s note on terminology, and Kristen Havens’ semantics lesson.

blog is your site, posts and pages and all. What you probably meant to write is: “In today’s post…” Or: “In today’s blog post…” Posts make up the content you create on a regular basis, while your blog is your complete online home, your site, on which you publish your posts.

That said, think back to other introductory phrases we’ve talked about: “In this post, I will explain…” or “Today, I will write about…”

This phrase, too, is unnecessary:

In today’s blog, I’d like to share some of the best…

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Such an incentive, for this tiny little soul!  We can profit by his courage to keep on going.

Such an incentive, for this tiny little soul! We can profit by his courage to keep on going.

HOPE IS THE THING

 

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I’ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

– Emily Dickinson –