6.22.2007

New Gray Tabby Maine Coon Cat Art Doll by Max Bailey

I just finished "Catarina"! She's my new beautiful Maine Coon Cat, with tufted ears and big yellow oval eyes. Catarina is wearing her favorite calico dress, the one with the red rosette that compliments her cute red nose. Her favorite pull toy is Harold, the purple giraffe. Harold has wheels so he can go with her everywhere.

Catarina is a one-of-a-kind original work of art. I created her from my own design and patterns. She is made from 100% cotton fabric which is sewn, stuffed, and painted with acrylic paint. I sculpted the front of her face from Paperclay, which I smoothed into the fabric. I threaded her wily whiskers through the clay before it dried.


Catarina's arms are button-jointed, so she can be easily posed, and her striped tail supports her so she can sit up all by herself. She has cotton lace around the neck of her dress and around her wrists.
Harold is hand painted with acrylic paint as well. Both Catarina and Harold are sealed with matte varnish for protection.

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6.14.2007

New Chrysanthemum Flower Baby Fairy Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

"Greta", my new chrysanthemum flower baby fairy is finished! I'll be putting her up for auction on eBay starting Friday, June 15th at about 9pm EST.

She has an antique reproduction baby face of papier mâché. Her head and pointed ears are paperclay, and her body is 100% cotton cloth. Her pale green butterfly wings with yellow spots are hand quilted and she is entirely hand painted with acrylic paint. She will be sealed with matte varnish for protection.
She has hidden button joints which make her posable, just like "Rosa" who left for her new home at the beginning of this week. I managed to get a few pictures of them together before she left on her journey.

Greta has an oak-colored stand that lifts her in the air so she can practice flying, and running through the air. She enjoys that.
You can view more pictures of them both on Flickr.

I'm also introducing some mini art plaques. I've painted 6 by 6 inch solid poplar wood to coordinate with my artwork and mounted several reproductions of my original watercolors on them. Above are "The Fairy and the Dove" and "Fairies and Butterflies".

Clockwise from the upper left these are "The Guardian", "Laurence with Primroses and Daffodils", "Iris and Foxgloves", and "The Rabbit Dances". They are all made using archival grade materials and I will be varnishing them for further protection. Prints of these images are available on our website.

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6.06.2007

New Tuxedo Cat Original Art Doll by Max Bailey

This is Sunny the black and white tuxedo cat, named for his happy disposition and his round yellow eyes. Sunny is a good-natured and obedient cat. He'll always come when he's called if he feels like it.
Sunny's favorite toy is a painted wooden car. He got it for Christmas and hasn't parted with it since.
Sunny is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, created from my own design and pattern. He is made from 100% cotton fabric which is sewn, stuffed, and completely hand-painted with acrylic paints. I sculpted the front of his face from paperclay.

He's wearing blue and white striped overalls with a big sun blanket-stitched onto the bib with orange embroidery thread. It matches the sun on the hood of his blue and orange car.

Please click here to visit Sunny's webpage.

Please click here to visit our online doll gallery.

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6.01.2007

Rosa the Flower Baby Original Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

She's done! This is Rosa the flower baby, an original, one-of-a-kind fairy art doll.

Rosa has an antique reproduction baby face of papier mâché. Her head and ears are paperclay, and her body is 100% cotton cloth. Her periwinkle butterfly wings are hand quilted and she is entirely hand painted with acrylic paint. She will be sealed with matte varnish for protection. Please click here to visit Rosa's web page.

I coordinated Rosa with the colors from my "The Fairy and the Dove" and "Fairies and Butterflies", and so they make nice companion art pieces for Rosa.

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