Tuesday, December 18, 2012

It's About Time Week

This week marks a week to take action...'It's About Time Week'! This innovative week encourages creativity in everyone and honors good ideas and programs for “A Better Way And A Better World". 

Do your part this week and every week of the year to make the world we live in a better place!

Play with Paradise Galleries dolls, smile and be happy : )

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Human Rights Week

 This week is Human Rights Week, a week dedicated to raise public awareness and knowledge of why human rights matter, both amongst people who are lucky enough to enjoy their rights, and those who are not so lucky, who have little freedom and few rights.
Get in the know and learn your rights today!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Cookie Cutter Week!

This week has been a week of tradition with the holidays right around the corner! Cookie Cutter Week is a long time tradition that you should share with your family.

This weekend celebrate the week and bake some cookies, have a cup of hot cocoa and hang out by the fire with the kids. And Oh, Yeah...don't forget to Play Dolls!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Artist Story - Jannie de Lange

 Jannie de Lange lives in a small village in the Netherlands. She has had a passion for dolls since her childhood but since it was impossible to purchase any where she lived, she instead collected pictures and made paper dolls out of them.  Her doll collecting started when she became a mother.  As she bought dolls for her three daughters.

It was when she visited a doll show and saw some hand-sculpted dolls made of polymer clay that she immediately enrolled in a sculpting class and since that time has sculpted her own one-of-a-kind dolls.  She quickly developed her own style, tried all different types of clay and settled on polymer clay.

Jannie has been sculpting since 1994 and her baby dolls since 1999 which are well known world-wide now. She quickly developed her own style, tried all different types of clay and settled on polymer clay, which she mixes from different colors and from her own experience to achieve her realistic skin tone. Polymer clay needs a lot of kneading and it takes a long time and a lot of preparation before it is soft enough to be used. Before the sculpted head can be baked in the oven, she treats the clay in her own special way to imitate the skin texture as realistic as possible.

Her Baby-dolls have become immensely popular worldwide.  The head, arms/hands and legs and “Belly-plate” are sculpted of a polymer-clay the body is made of cotton.  She stuffs and weights them to feel like a real baby.  The babies have glass blown eyes, human hair eyelashes and wear high quality mohair wigs.  The sizes of her babies vary from 18" to 22".