In 1979 my grandmother, Faith Thompson, made 150 outfits for paper dolls she created for me. I've cherished these all my life and in a lot ways have informed the artist I've become.
After 30 years neatly stored in a shoe box I woke up 4am with one of those light bulb moments needing to organized the paper dolls into a sharable format for family members who didn’t have the honor to know our grandmother.
As Porterness Studio grows we learn how to better service you, our community. We’re offering a free Grandma's Paper Doll PDF download for signing up for our newsletter. We courage you to customize the doll using colored pencils crayons, markers or even a child’s photo. Grandma’s Paper Dolls will foster quality imaginative play that will leave a lasting impression. I can't wait for you to share these with your little ones.
Porterness Studio has reach out to a local children's hospitals who’ve accepted our donation of the full set 125 of paper dolls to give to children and their siblings to help soothe anxiety of their experience. This is an ongoing outreach program we hope to grow exponentially and kindly taking recommendations on how to best foster the sharing.
We are also offering 13 different paper doll sets for purchase on our website as PDF downloads.
A portion of the download sales will help fund printed copies of the paper doll for children who don’t have access to them.
Please share this link with anyone who you think would enjoy these paper dolls!
Thank you, take care and let the sharing begin!