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Hyacinth the Blue Persian Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Hyacinth the Blue Persian Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyHyacinth might be described as an intellectual.

She is currently attending Kitty College to get her master’s degree in human psychology. The book she carries is called KNOW YOUR HUMAN. It has lots of good tips.

Hyacinth the Blue Persian Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyHyacinth has noticed that life seems very complicated for the human beings around her. They often require her help in solving their problems, and frequently need her counseling.

Hyacinth patiently points out to them that life is really very simple. You eat, you play, you sleep. That’s about it.

Hyacinth the Blue Persian Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyIn her careful observation of human beings, Hyacinth has noted that there is a direct correlation between their being in a good mood, and giving out kitty treats.

Hyacinth the Blue Persian Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyShe has determined that it is in her best interest to keep them as cheerful as possible.

Hyacinth the Blue Persian Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyHyacinth is a Blue Persian cat, who sees the world through beautiful and intense yellow eyes. She wears a yellow dress with a pattern of blue flowers. Three blue bows with white polka dots adorn the front of her dress. They match the big bow at the back. Her collar and petticoats are white.

Hyacinth the Blue Persian Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyHyacinth 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 book are hand sculpted from paperclay, and entirely hand painted using acrylic paints. Her gray whiskers are made from stiffened cotton thread.

Hyacinth the Blue Persian Cat, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyHyacinth 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 9 and 1/4 inches tall. She comes with a hang tag, a certificate of authenticity, and a copy of her story.

Hyacinth is available for $300.00, with free Priority Mail, insured, shipping within the United States. Priority Mail International, insured, is available for $20 to Europe, Australia, Canada, and Mexico. Please inquire to ruffings@ruffings.com or find her in our Ruffing’s Etsy shop by clicking here.

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A Dozen Roses by Max Bailey

A Dozen Roses by Max BaileyAs you may know, teddy bears are not terribly talkative, but with these two, no words are needed. The message is clear.

He has gotten all dressed up to say it with flowers. She holds her head to one side, overcome with shyness and admiration of her handsome suitor. Love is in the air, and all around them. That makes today a very beautiful day!

A Dozen Roses by Max Bailey“A Dozen Roses” is an original watercolor painting. I am making a limited number of reproductions of this image as a signed giclée print as well, which may be ordered by emailing us or by using the PayPal button below, for the 8 1/2 by 11 print. Please see ordering for more information.

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MBDozenRoses Giclée print on fine art paper approx. 7 x 7 inches 8.5 inches by
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Stitching, dressing, and dancing without pain

Click on this photo and you’ll get an idea of just how many stitch functions I tested on my new sewing machine. There are a three different stitch types per row on parts of my sewing sample. I read my manuals a couple of times each before I sewed. The machine beeps when you do something wrong, which helps you learn, like negative reinforcement. I was happy that it only beeped a few times. When I first tried it, it was beeping a lot. That’s why I read the manuals more than once! Anyway, it works great. I’ve calmed way down about using it now.

One of my missions tomorrow is to renew my library card. I’d like to read some novels for a change. For the past two or three (or four) years, it seems, I have been reading text books and manuals almost exclusively. I let my library card lapse because those sorts of books are best when they are most current. Anything that new at the library is always out on loan. I am tired of the hype on TV and the Internet, and fiction is a good distraction. Reading absorbs a lot of thought and anxieties. I almost think avoiding reading novels is good sometimes because I find I have more creative ideas without any additional distractions, but right now, I have so much “mental clutter”, that I think I need something just to distract me from my own distractions!

Oh, and I sort of made myself get dressed up when I went out on Friday night. Sort of. I felt like I had forgotten how to dress myself! It was funny, like your first day of high school when you were completely unsure of what went with what. I felt like that. I guess it’s just been too long! Later that night, I was watching two ladies in their sixties out on the dance floor, keeping up with all the younger people there, even when the music got more and more modern, and I still had that feeling. There was a time, I know, when I felt more self-assured, when I knew what to wear, and when I’d go dance too, but, lately, I feel like it’s my first day of high school. I’m sure it will pass.

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Fairy Bear teddy bear on pink roses watercolor art by Max Bailey

Fairy Bear teddy bear on pink roses watercolor art by Max Bailey

Fairy Bear by Max BaileyFairy Bears do only good deeds, and are so light they can sit in the middle of big pink roses without squashing them. Mine has a blue wand with a gold star on the end. He can just touch a rosebud with the wand, and it will open into a full bloom. This accomplished, his gossamer wings will carry him off to the next mission.

I gave him a circular border of other garden flowers, already open.

Fairy Bear by Max Bailey“Fairy Bear” is an original watercolor painting. I am making a limited number of reproductions of this image as a signed giclée print as well on 8 1/2 x 11 inch art paper.