Gabe the tortoise

textile art doll tortoise strains his neck and opens his mouth appears to be shouting at the top of his lungs
textile art doll tortoise screaming and happy

I know they are integrated, but didn’t as a child.

A tortoise can’t separate from his shell.

But what if he could.

His home is made of layer upon layers of memories, compressed with stitches, in the form of a shell.

Sometimes he puts it behind and goes for a walk.

I call him Gabe.