Here I am at the 2017 State of Florida Gourd Festival with my winning entry. My Indian Girl was created with gourds, one for the body,one for her head and the arms are parts of a gourd also. The pots are also small gourds so a total of five gourds made this piece. Her face was sculpted on the gourd with paper clay, her hands were sculpted with polymer clay and inserted into the gourd pieces. For her hair I made a wig cap, and created wefts from a braid I purchased at Sally’s. I was very pleased with the completed piece, and extremely happy to receive all the ribbons!
Thank-you Therese Payne Ferguson for the photograph !