I was most interested to read that Trudie, a later 1990s Gotz serie doll had been designed using Hedea as a model. I did have Trudie, seen here in the photo to the right, in my collection and had I of known this fact I would have kept her rather than selling her on to help to pay for one of my Frido NPs. A case of 'You live and learn!
These photos below (apart from the very last one) were all taken by Shelly Baxter because any photos that you thought were suitable to be hopefully included in this book had to adhere strictly to the authors' rules and regulations and as I hadn't got access to either the correct camera, lighting or the required coloured background, Hedea had to be posted down to Shelly's studio for her photo shoot.
The photo below was the one finally chosen to be published in the book.
My thanks go to to Sarah Williams who so kindly enlarged and listed these photos for me here as in spite of her excellent and extensively tireless instructions I still haven't as yet mastered this techinque of having them in a large format on first viewing. (Normally with mine one has to click to see them in a bigger size on the left and then click again for full screen viewing.)
Sasha Morgenthaler wanted her dolls to have a neutral expression capable of change, neither sad nor happy, with a wistful and innocent look combined with a tender fragility but always with a gental hope.
As you view these photos listed here I think that you will agree with me that Hedea has just those very qualities.
She is a pale skinned doll dressed in a Victorian child's costume.
Here she is in this, and the next few photos with a lovely pondering, wistful look.
A facial close up of the book photo and one of my very favourite.
I love this somewhat sulky look.
Her Victorian style clothing consists of a white fine cotton chemise, exquisite cream laced trimmed drawers and matching undershirt/petticoat, a floral pinafore over a rust coloured long sleeved linen dress, black leather court shoes and knitted socks.
All labelled with the embroidered Studio Sasha labels.
A really close up picture (and the one below) showing her beautiful soft eye painting and her delightfully dainty freckles.
A slightly puzzled, rather expectant expression here.
Another of my favourite 'chin-up' photos here.
I'm sorry for listing so many photos in this post (although an equvalent number to these here were left out!) but I just couldn't make up my mind which to list and which not to but hopefully it being a Bank Holiday today you might have a little more spare Sasha time.