I don't know why it is that my own yard is full of invisible biting bugs, but there's not a bug in sight in the back yard of Joe Pye Towers!!?? But the kids deserve such bliss (and I deserve my bug bites??)
So summer fun and games take place everyday that it doesn't rain. (And, actually, it never seems to rain in the back yard of Joe Pye Towers either!) A tent has been set up for over-night adventures. And today Zaliki is playing with her horses, Gabriella and Gwennie are thinking about flying a kite, and Yuri is taking a rest from chasing the ball with his dog.
Gwennie has the head of a Jacqueline Kent figure attached to a Tonner body. Jacqueline Kent makes lots of different "collectible" figures - not dolls, per se, since they are not meant to be redressed or "played" with, for that matter. They have cloth bodies, with or without armature. The heads and hands (and sometimes feet) are caste in resin, and, in my experience, the heads are solid. Thus Gwennie's head could not be strung onto a Tonner body; it had to be fixed on with glue (hence I used one of the bodies with jointed legs since they do not require stringing to the head to attach to the body.)
Ms. Kent's forte is the wrinkles, lines and character of older folk's faces, but occasionally she will produce a face that looks younger, like Gwennie (who is from the hanging/flying angels set.) I would love to find one of her figures in the correct scale to act as a granny for the gang, but so far the ones I see are either too small or too big. Here is a great Youtube video showing Ms. Kent sculpting a head in time lapse. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JxIngq-ZcI