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Isadora, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Isadora, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyThis is Isadora, a Siamese cat. Isadora is as slender and as elegant and as regal as the long-stemmed roses she loves.

Isadora, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyIsadora once heard that if you talk to your plants, they will flourish and grow to be hardy and strong, and so she talked to her roses, in her strange Siamese voice, for hours on end. She thought the roses seemed to lean toward her when she spoke.

Isadora, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey“Perhaps if I sing to them, they will become even more beautiful,” she thought.

Isadora, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyOut in her backyard rose garden, Isadora sang, loudly and frequently. Neighbors as far as a block away heard her, for her voice was impossible to ignore, and came to see what all the commotion was about. They peeked over the garden fence to see the lovely Isadora gliding through the garden, singing her heart out.

Isadora, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyNot one of them had the heart to tell Isadora that her voice might be less than inspiring for the roses, as they could plainly see how sincere and well-meaning she was. They feared the roses might wilt. But as they watched, the roses bent toward her, their buds opened, and fragrance filled the air.

Isadora, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey“Now that is truly amazing,” they whispered, in awe.

Isadora, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyWithin a short time, Isadora was invited to all the neighborhood gardens, where she shared her gift. The neighbors sometimes hid when she sang, so she wouldn’t see them covering their ears. They loved her dearly, and it is said that they had the most exquisite flowers ever to be seen anywhere!

Crybaby, Belinda and BoBo, Isadora, and Ginnie, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Ct Doll Figurines by Max BaileyIsadora’s old-fashioned dress is a beautiful shade of periwinkle blue that sets off her sapphire-blue eyes. It has a dramatic dark blue yoke with a wide ruffle that falls just below her shoulders, and matching dark blue lower sleeves. Both yoke and sleeves are trimmed with a band of gold. Ruffled gold petticoats can be seen below her dress, from which her long tapering Siamese tail emerges.

Isadora, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyI hand sculpted Isadora and her rose from paperclay, and she is a one-of-a-kind work of art. No molds are ever used in my work.

Isadora, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyShe is completely hand painted using acrylic paints, then signed and dated and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation. Her whiskers are made from stiffened cotton thread.

Isadora, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyIsadora rests firmly upon a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak. She is 9 and 1/2 inches tall and she is meant for display only.

Isadora, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese Cat Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyUpdate: Isadora has already been adopted. Thank you!

Isadora and Ginnie, Original One-of-a-kind Siamese and Ginger Tabby Cat Folk Art Doll Figurines by Max BaileyIsadora’s ginger tabby cat friend is Ginnie.

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Crybaby, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Crybaby, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyShe used to have another name, but nobody remembers it anymore. Everybody calls her “Crybaby”.

Crybaby, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyShe cries when she’s too hot. She cries when she’s too cold. She cries when her mother leaves the room, and she cries when her mother comes back.

Crybaby, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyShe cries when her bowl is empty, and sometimes she cries when it’s full.

Crybaby, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyNo one ever asks “Where’s Crybaby?” They know where she is.

Crybaby, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyThere’s just no stopping her. Poor Crybaby!

Crybaby, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyCrybaby’s little tabby cat self is painted in a multitude of tabby colors…silver gray, buff, ivory, and gold, with lots of black stripes on her head and tail. Her eyes are blue-green with a touch of yellow. The top of her nose is wrinkled and she has her mouth wide open so you can see her little tongue. Her white whiskers (made from stiffened cotton thread) stand out from her face as she wails away.

Crybaby, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Crybaby, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyCrybaby holds an empty yellow-green bowl. She wears a pink polka dot pinafore that is tied in a big bow at the back. Her blue blouse has a white collar, white cuffs, and little gold buttons, and her vibrant rose and blue petticoats can be seen below her dress. Crybaby rests firmly on a turned wooden base that is stained and sealed in golden oak.

Crybaby, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Crybaby, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyI hand sculpted Crybaby from paperclay, and she is an original one-of-a-kind work of art. No molds are ever used in my work. She is hand painted using acrylic paints, and is signed, dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation.

Crybaby, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Crybaby, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyCrybaby is 8 inches tall. She is a work of art and is meant for display only.

Crybaby, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Crybaby, Original One-of-a-kind Tabby Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyUpdate: Crybaby has already been adopted. Thank you!

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Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey

Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey Lily is a lovely white cat. She gazes intensely up at you with honest blue eyes.

Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyHer sweet little face is very serious. If it weren’t for Caroline, her tuxedo cat doll, Lily would be very serious all of the time, but Caroline’s funny little grin brings a smile to Lily’s heart.

Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyLily’s dress is country blue with an orchid pink neckband, cuffs, and sash that is tied in a big bow at the back.

Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyThe top of her dress and her sleeves have little pale blue flowers with yellow centers, and her kitty tail emerges from the ruffled white petticoats that can be seen from below.

Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyCaroline wears a red summer dress with white polka dots.

Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyShe has yellow eyes, a pink nose, and of course, that contagious grin.

Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyLily rests firmly upon a turned wooden stand that is stained and sealed in golden oak. She is 6 inches tall.

Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyI sculpted Lily from paperclay, giving special attention to the texture of her fur and the three-dimensional details of her doll, her paws, and her fancy sash. Lily’s whiskers are made from stiffened cotton, threaded through the paperclay before it dried. Lily and Caroline are completely hand painted using acrylic paints. No molds are ever used in my work.

Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey“Lily and Caroline” is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, meant for display only. It is signed and dated and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation.

Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max BaileyUpdate: Lily and Caroline have been adopted. Thank you!

Lily and Caroline, Original One-of-a-kind White Cat and Tuxedo Kitten Folk Art Doll Figurine by Max Bailey