Jazz Baby Barbie Cabaret Dancers

“Teach my unskilled mind to sing / The feelings of my heart.” — Anna Young Smith The Jazz Baby Barbie Cabaret Dancers are some of my favorite dolls! The brunette and redhead are characters in my BackTalkCafe.com doll story. The quotes on this and a lot of these doll posts are grabbed at random from…

FAO Schwarz Exclusive Tango Barbie & Ken

It is our choices … that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. — J. K. Rowling The Tango Barbie & Ken set are two of my favorite dolls! And yes, they are A-List characters in the Back Talk Cafe story! In that story, their names are Valentina and Javier. The quotes…

Old theatre photos make excellent diorama backdrops

These photos are practice shots from a scene I’m working on for the Back Talk Cafe story. The backdrop is an actual photograph of an old shuttered theatre in a tiny rural town that we drive through at least once a year. (We are easily distracted by cool old buildings and structures.) By dinking with…