Black History Month Doll Show Hyattsville, Maryland
Doris McGillan displays her beautiful dolls. Carrie Lyles displays her wonderful dolls.
I attended the Black History Doll Show this weekend in Hyattsville, Maryland. Over 10 fine black doll artists attended showing their latest collections. I was deeply impressed with the show. I was honored to meet two of the finest black doll artists, Carrie Lyles and Doris McGillan. I also met newcomer, Tenaria Drummond-Smith of More Than Just A Doll. All doll artists were warm, friendly and encouraging of my own doll art! I will definitely attend and participate in this show next year.
I am an emerging self taught doll artist who is learning how to improve my craft. I started doll making 3 years ago and stopped due to entrepreneurial pursuits. Now with the help of my mentor Francine Haskins, I am beginning the craft again with much more vigor and interest. Please share this journey with me.