"Forsythia" a Folk Art Pumpkin Head with Handmade Autumn Garland
"Forsythia" a Folk Art Pumpkin Head with Handmade Autumn Garland OOAK Primitive Handcrafted Pumpkin Doll a JMFAW© Original Design No molds or patterns used. An original design created totally on a whim, by sheer inspiration, imagination, love & appreciation for the beauty of handmade treasures. All Folk Art designs are "American Country Primitives"- created mostly out of vintage quilts, coverlets & fabric adding a quaint softness & rich historical past to each creation. All adornments are handcrafted, from clay, paper. fabric, wood, real goose feathers, primitive by nature, to compliment the design- twigs, branches, cones, etc. At times a vintage adornment may be included- it's presence will always be part of the listing description. Don't do glitter, don't do glitz- don't add "manufactured" accessories. Wool from sweet American-raised sheep is used- never fur from any animal. Every piece is quaint, primitive & heartwarming with a strong emphasis on Americana. Hours & hours of meticulous work go into each creation, right down to smallest detail- making each a true Folk Art Collectible. "FORSYTHIA" a Folk Art Pumpkin Head Doll ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Primitively precious- "Forsythia" or simply "Thia", as her friends call her begged to remain primitively faceless... that way she can thoughtfully reflect your expression every time you catch a glimpse of her or choose to pleasantly converse. She is dressed in vintage quilt- her neck is wrapped in a piece of antique 1825 American hand woven coverlet. Her head & hands arms are hand painted fabric- distressed & aged with loads of additional primitive hand stitching for extra timeworn charm. She's returning from the Fall Folk Festival with goodies in tow- an Autumn garland- handmade from allspice, hand-cut primitive stars & handmade leaves, a walnut shell basket full of the same and a handmade pantry box, surely filled with shortbread & jam. "Forsythia" is adorn with twig stem & natural wild grapevine & hand stitched flyspeck & hand-painted detail. She is stuffed with cloth for weight & feel & securely mounted under the lid of a hand-painted, distressed, papier mache' box with an inside panel that covers all mounting. She is about 6.5" h & overall height from box base to top stem is about 8.5" h. The box is about 3.75" d x 2" h & hand-painted inside & out- a perfect place to store small treasures or potpourri. Dusted with spices- "Forsythia" looks & smells like Autumn but you will want to keep her around all year long... she's perfect company for anyone who appreciates vintage textiles and has a infinite weakness for sweet, little pumpkin heads. She's definitely a keeper- a lovely folk art investment ! Intended for decorative display, not for children. This artisan's work has been selected several times by "Early American Life" magazine & listed in their "Directory of Traditional American Crafts". JMFAW© © 2008 Julie Marek Folk Art Works. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Any reproduction of design, words, images and detail of artist's original work without permission is strictly prohibited and LEGALLY protected by copyright. Selling the artwork does NOT transfer image or any rights of copyright to buyer. All legal rights remain solely with the creative artist.