This is the head of my dearest childhood doll, Cissy, by Madame Alexander, and I love her deeply to this day. I incorporated her sweet little head into my artwork. Here she is wearing a hat made of a dried datura blossom (it’s considered a weed and is a member of the solanum family) that I found growing wild in the whole foods parking lot along with a green gloxinia calyx as a ‘pom pom.’ I let it dry and put it on her head. Her collar is a beautiful sempervivum succulent, ornamented with some small miniature pomegranate calyxes nestled in a bed of miscanthus grass.
If you want more inspiration to create something yourself, check out this nature walk where Fran and Holly Korus came up with some simple, gorgeous botanical prints from stuff they found on the street. See more of Fran’s amazing creations at Punks and Roses. (Wouldn’t we love Fran to create a creepy doll display for Booristaween?)