This 22" doll is inspired by
my second passion in life,
gardening. I hope to be still out in my garden doing
what I love when I am 80 years old! The techniques were
inspired by Susana Oroyan?s Designing the Doll book. She
proudly stands in her garden holding a small basket of
flowers, seeds and veggies with her articulated hands.
She is never without her watering can!
Gayheart has a knit 'skin' over
soft sculpted head that creates her wrinkles. her
features are painted with acrylics over gesso and
sealed. Her body and limbs are of cotton fabric and
painted to match her skin. Gayheart has painted-on green
boots with leather trim and tube socks. Vintage fabrics
and eyelet laces were used for her dress, bloomers,
apron and hat. Her hair is unraveled sweater yarn.