Heather: My heart is pounding! Can it be? Yes, she has finally arrived in the snow laden month of January 2010.
Kitty Kellie: The Traveling "paper" Art Doll Symposium's (TADS) Doll No. 1 aka Bella Rosa got to spend play time with Heather McAndrews and her young ones in Pennsylvania this past winter. Heather, Shannon and Jacob have a story to share with you about their time with Bella Rosa. Since nobody can tell it quite like they can, I write this post in their words.
Heather: I couldn't wait to set her free. My excitement building as I unwrap her pretty pink tissue and untie the green ribbon.
Bella Rosa: My new young fan Shannon introduces me to her friendly fashion friends.
Belle Rosa: Shannon couldn't wait to get started on the extra-special designer paper-feather dress that she created just for moi.
Bella Rosa: I take a moment to pose with one of my younger fans. I'm wearing the multi-colored, paper-feather dress that Shannon designed for me.
Bella Rosa writes: Dear Diary, today I met Shannon. She showed me her barbie. Her name was Rosey. She showed me some clothes. She also made me some pretty clothes that were pretty too.
Bella Rosa: Cozy winter duds on the way! Heather takes a break from knitting booties to begin my new ribbon dress.
Kitty Kellie: Heather is awaiting the birth of her 3 child very soon so I am deeply touched that she took the time to knit this precious little dress for our girl.
Heather: A quick snap as my January journal entry comes together. The dress is finished and ready for a fitting.
Bella Rosa: Say yes to the dress! While the children were at school, Heather was quick to convince me that I should consider getting my ears pierced. I jumped at the chance and before I knew it I was sporting my silver hoops.
Bella Rosa: Heather's whole family took part in my creative visit. Jacob and Shannon couldn't wait to create their very own paper dolls. Here we are for our fashion photo-shoot.
Bella Rosa says: Live a colorful and creative life.
Kitty Kellie: Heather, Shannon and Jacob I want to say thank you so very much for your playful contributions to this project. This has special meaning for me because my own face is staring back at me from your loving hands. This is powerful imagery indeed reminding me that positive visualization is the way to creating a beautiful and happy life. I send you fairy hugs and butterfly kisses.
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