3.29.2007

Rosalie the Red Rose Fairy Original Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey

According to my grandmother, we had fairies to thank for all things beautiful on the earth. From her imagination (and from mine), here is Rosalie, the Red Rose Fairy. She flies through gardens like a butterfly, and touches the rosebuds with her rose-tipped wand to make them open.

She is a one-of-a-kind, original folk art doll, made of 100% cotton painted with acrylic paint. She has a small loop for hanging. Blue-eyed and raven-haired, she is dressed all in teal blue, with a cascade of roses, rosebuds, and leaves that flow down her body to her toes. The golden three-leaf motif at her neckline also encircles her wrists, and her colorful wings bear portraits of her favorite flower.

Please click here to visit Rosalie's web page.

Also, please go check out my new MySpace page. If you are on MySpace, go ahead and add me to your friends list!

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3.18.2007

Patricia Angel with Pansies Original Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey

I'm pleased to announce the arrival of Patricia...Angel of Pansies! Pansies are among the oldest known garden flowers, and I like to think that over the years, some garden angels have been at work to create such beautiful blooms. Patricia is one of these angels. When she picks a pansy from the garden, two more will bloom in its place.

Patricia is a true one-of-a-kind original work of art, created from my own design and pattern. She is made from 100% cotton fabric, which is sewn, stuffed, and completely hand-painted with acrylic paints. She comes with her own oval wood stand, oak-stained and finished.

Update: Patricia has already been adopted.

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"A E Ruffing's Gorgeous Art"

I'd like to extend a special thank you to Darla Dixon for featuring us on her blog. Thanks Darla! You can see her pencil portraits and other drawings on her web site and in her Etsy shop.

New A E Ruffing Art Prints on Etsy

My Etsy shop has some new additions. I've listed quite a few of my fine art giclées in my shop. These are a small sampling. Above is "Oriole and Daylily", depicting a Northern Oriole perched on an orange daylily.
This is "Hiding", showing a little Eastern cottontail rabbit tucked away among the black-eyed Susans.

And this is "Sunday Morning", a country porch scene with a rocking chair, all in blues and greens.
All of these giclée prints are based on my original watercolor paintings, and are printed on heavy-weight fine art paper. Please visit my shop and take a look!

New Elizabeth Ruffing Fairy Prints

These are two new fairy art giclée prints for our Ruffing's web site. Both are a standard size 8.5 by 11 inch image size on 9.5 x 12 inch fine art paper. Both are fantasy pieces based on my original watercolor and pen and ink paintings. Above is "Moon and Star" which depicts the moon as a woman with butterfly wings and a star as a young girl. Both are descending toward the horizon at dawn.
This giclée is entitled "The Moon Sings a Lullaby". I was imagining what kind of lullaby the moon would sing, if the moon could sing, to help people drift off to sleep. I thought of the sounds of katydids, which I’ve always loved to listen to on summer nights. And I thought of the poppy field in The Wizard of Oz, which caused Dorothy and her friends to fall asleep on their way to The Emerald City. This is the moon singing us all to sleep with a lullaby full of poppies and katydids.
Both prints are also available in my Etsy shop. Please visit!

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3.06.2007

New Max Bailey art dolls in the works

These are my drawings for two original folk art dolls I am working on. The one on the left will be a fairy. I am planning to give her a rose-tipped wand to help her tend her gardens.

The one the right is an angel holding a bouquet of pansies. With spring on the way, I am thinking about flowers and how happy I will be to see them make a return.

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3.01.2007

Lumina Original Folk Art Fairy Doll by Max Bailey

Here's my new original, one-of-kind star fairy folk art doll, "Lumina". My grandmother's fantastical bedtime stories inspired me to make her. I loved her stories about creatures who would do special favors for you when you weren't looking. I gave Lumina a star-tipped wand just for this purpose.

Please click here to visit Lumina's web page.

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