9.24.2008

Wanda Original One-of-a-kind Tuxedo Cat Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Wanda is a striking black and white kitty with big yellow-green eyes and wily white whiskers.

She is interested in everything in the world around her and is always on the lookout for adventures to share with her doll Rowena.

Together Wanda and Rowena run helter-skelter after butterflies. They sneak up on other unsuspecting kitties, and leap out at them from behind bushes. Sometimes, they take out all the food in the kitchen and cook up delightful new dishes.

Every day is a new day to be filled with new surprises and daredevil escapades.

Wanda’s dress is forest green with little blue flowers. Her square neckline has a pale blue ruffle with a gold border. It matches the sash that ties in a big bow at the back. She has white petticoats that can be seen below her hemline.

Rowena has a ruby red dress with gold cuffs, a gold collar, and gold buttons down the front. Rowena’s petticoats are blue and white.

Wanda is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, and she is meant for display only. No molds are ever used in my work. She and her doll are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints. Wanda’s whiskers are made from stiffened cotton thread.

Wanda is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She rests firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak.

Wanda stands 6 1/8 inches tall. (You can click on the pictures to make them bigger.)

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9.17.2008

Janie Original One-of-a-kind Dachshund Folk Art Dog Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Janie’s passion is playing ball.

When she isn’t playing ball, she’s thinking about it.

She imagines herself running as fast as the wind, her soft ears blowing backward, and her little legs just a blur.
Today she is all dressed up for company. She holds her bright green ball and looks hopefully from one face to another.

Maybe the company will leave soon so she can run outside and play.

Janie is a Dachshund with soft brown eyes. She wears a lovely yellow dress with a white collar and white cuffs. It has a scalloped orange hem and tiny blue flowers with orange centers.

At the back is a big orange sash tied in a bow. White petticoats can be seen below her dress, and her cute little tail emerges from the petticoats.

Janie is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, and is meant for display only. No molds are ever used in my work. She and her ball are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints.

Janie is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She rests firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak. She stands 4 ¾ inches tall.

9.10.2008

Charlotte Original One-of-a-kind Cocker Spaniel Folk Art Dog Doll by Max Bailey

There is no need to bring an apple to the teacher every day. Charlotte is already the teacher’s pet.

With her sweet expression and soulful eyes, she’s won the teacher’s heart.

Charlotte sits in the back row of the classroom, her little heart beating loudly.

She hopes she spells all the words correctly on the big spelling test.

Most of all, she hopes the teacher likes her.

Charlotte is wearing a pale peach dress with a blue collar and cuffs, and a blue sash that ties in a big bow at the back. A delicate pattern of little blue flowers and green leaves encircles the bottom of the skirt, and tiers of ivory petticoats show beneath the hemline. The very serious Charlotte holds a big red apple with a stem and a single green leaf. (You can click on the pictures to make them bigger.)

Charlotte is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, and she is meant for display only. No molds are ever used in my work. She and her apple are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints.

Charlotte is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She rests firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak.

Charlotte stands 5 ¾ inches tall.

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9.03.2008

Tillie Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Pug Dog Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Tillie the Pug Dog Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyTillie is a Pug with a sweet face, soft brown eyes, and a gentle expression.

Tillie the Pug Dog Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyTillie would like to be a singer someday. She knows it will take a great deal of practice.

Tillie the Pug Dog Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyHer mama made her a special little songbook with the words to all of her favorites.

Tillie the Pug Dog Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyWhen Tillie begins to sing, all of her friends leave the room.

Tillie the Pug Dog Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyTillie finds them very considerate to realize that she needs to concentrate on cultivating her voice.

Tillie the Pug Dog Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyTillie wears a pretty green dress with a lilac-blue sash tied in a big bow at the back. Pale lilac-blue flowers decorate the front and encircle the skirt. The ivory ruffles at her neckline and cuffs match the ivory petticoats that show beneath her dress.

Tillie the Pug Dog Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyTillie is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, and she is meant for display only. No molds are ever used in my work. She and her book are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints.

Tillie the Pug Dog Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyTillie is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. She rests firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak.

Tillie the Pug Dog Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyTillie stands 5 ¾ inches tall. (You can click on the photos to make them bigger.)

Tillie the Pug Dog Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyPlease click here to visit Tillie the Pug Dog's web page.

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9.01.2008

The Truth About Cats and Dogs

Guess what I've been up to this summer! Here's a little sneak peak. Three new kitties are waiting to meet you. That's Floradora, doing her best curtsy.

And, something new for me...

One-of-a-kind, original folk art dog dolls! Ten friendly puppies, all wagging their tails, waiting to be introduced. (You can click on the photos to make them larger.)

I'll be introducing them all to you, one at a time, shortly! Be sure to check back :) I'll be trying to post here, on our Ruffing's blog, first, before anywhere else. You can subscribe to receive email updates, if you like, in the upper right hand corner of the Ruffing's blog. Hope you all enjoyed the summer and this holiday weekend! See you soon!