Eddie and Ethel, miniature Maine Coon cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kittens by artist Max BaileyEddie and Ethel are handmade miniature original, one-of-a-kind cat art dolls, hand painted and hand sculpted in paperclay by artist Max Bailey.

Eddie and Ethel, miniature Maine Coon cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kittens by artist Max BaileyEddie and Ethel are tabby Maine Coon kittens who live next door to each other and have been friends for all their young lives.

Eddie and Ethel, miniature Maine Coon cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kittens by artist Max BaileyIn the spring and summer they sit on the big white swing in Ethel’s back yard and have long conversations. Eddie likes to tell stories.

Eddie and Ethel, miniature Maine Coon cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kittens by artist Max Bailey“Once upon a time there was a very very handsome prince, the handsomest in all the land. He lived in a two-story house on Larkspur Lane.”

Eddie and Ethel, miniature Maine Coon cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kittens by artist Max Bailey“Did he have a job?” asks Ethel, who is very practical.

Eddie and Ethel, miniature Maine Coon cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kittens by artist Max Bailey“No. Princes don’t have jobs. They play with toys, climb trees, swing on swings, and look for princesses.”

Eddie and Ethel, miniature Maine Coon cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kittens by artist Max Bailey“I live on Larkspur Lane,” Ethel says. “I don’t know if I’m a princess, but maybe I am.”

Eddie and Ethel, miniature Maine Coon cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kittens by artist Max Bailey“You’re definitely a princess!” exclaims Eddie. “When we grow up, will you marry me?”

Eddie and Ethel, miniature Maine Coon cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kittens by artist Max Bailey“I will if we can still live next door to each other,” answers Ethel.

Eddie nods and looks very pleased, and very very handsome.

Eddie and Ethel, miniature Maine Coon cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kittens by artist Max BaileyEddie is wearing tan pants with shoulder straps and a sweater that has blue, orange, and pale gold stripes. Ethel’s dress is burnt orange with an ivory ruffled collar edged in pale orange.

Eddie and Ethel, miniature Maine Coon cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kittens by artist Max BaileyEddie and Ethel are one-of-a-kind works of art, and are meant for display only. They were sculpted from paperclay in multiple stages, to allow for drying and detailing.

Eddie and Ethel were painted under a magnifying light, with tiny brushes, one hair at a time. They are signed and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation, and come with a certificate of authenticity.

Eddie and Ethel, miniature Maine Coon cat art dolls, handmade original, one-of-a-kind kittens by artist Max BaileyEddie and Ethel are 1:12 scale. (One inch equals one foot.) Eddie is 1 and 1/2 inches tall, and so is Ethel.

Update: Eddie and Ethel have been adopted. Thank you!