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Lingonberry Santa GourdQuantity in Basket: None
Artist: Sheryl Parsons
Material: gourd and paper mache
Approx. Size: 10" tall
This Santa is: SOLD
Lingonberries adorn this handsome Santa. It takes Sheryl back to her days in Alaska when she would go harvest the low bush cranberries on Labor Day weekend. They get a deep red, but some will still have a blush to them and this is what she wanted to portray. Sheryl starts with a dried gourd and then adds the layers of paper mache or paper clay to areas which she can then sculpt out the features of Santa and all the details. Once dried she uses numerous paint layers and washes to bring the Santa gourd to life. Gourds have been used artistically for centuries. Their unique shapes and relatively smooth finish are a favorite for many Santa artists. Dried for longevity and preservation one can still hear the seeds rattle about inside if shaken. Sheryl's wonderful talents in painting make each of these gourd Santas a one of a kind artistic masterpiece. All hand painted and signed by Sheryl Parsons.