8.28.2007

"Lovely Lucy" New One-of-a-kind Art Doll by Elizabeth Ruffing

This is Lovely Lucy. She is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, created from my own design and pattern. She is signed and dated. Lucy is entirely handmade and is meant to be displayed and loved, and she is sturdy enough to be played with. Her body is made of 100% cotton quilting fabrics, which have been fused to an extra layer of cotton sheeting for durability. Her bottom is weighted with Poly-Pellets so she can sit nicely while she looks around. She bends at her shoulders, hips, and knees.

I have hand painted her pretty face with acrylic paint and fabric medium, which I then heat set for permanence. Lucy is decorated with high quality ribbon trims, Rick Rack and machine appliquéd fabric. She has no loose or removable parts. She is stuffed with Poly-fil polyester stuffing. Her ponytails are hand quilted and are a chocolate color. Her eyes are hazel.

Lucy is approximately 10 1/4 inches tall when seated, and approximately 18 1/2 inches long when lying down.

Lucy will be available shortly in my Etsy shop. More photos of her can be seen on Flickr.

I am also still at work on more flower baby fairies, star babies, and another new doll pattern. Max Bailey has some new kitty dolls to photograph too. Stay tuned for more pictures in the near future!

8.20.2007

New A E Ruffing "Black-capped Chickadee and Iris" Giclee Print

I've added a new 8 x 10 inch giclée print to both our web site and my Etsy shop. This giclée is based on my original watercolor painting "Black-capped Chickadee and Iris".

I painted this familiar bird looking alert and inquisitive, the way I often see him in the garden. He's a striking little bird, and I think the soft mauves of the iris make him look all the more dramatic, with his sharply-contrasted blacks and whites and grays. I set him against a pale yellow sky, with a deep blue-shadowed tree and distant woods of golds, greens, mauves, and blues behind him.

This giclée is a standard 8 x 10 inch image size, on 9 x 11 inch art paper, and is hand signed.