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Lumina, Original one-of-a-kind Folk Art Fairy Doll by Max Bailey

Lumina, Original one-of-a-kind Folk Art Fairy Doll by Max Bailey Here is Lumina, a picture in my memory from my grandmother’s bedtime stories of fairies who flitted around the night sky doing their good deeds. Beautiful and serene, this sweet-faced fairy touches the stars with her magic wand, making them shine a little brighter. A magical and mystical being, she clears away the fog, sometimes leaving a shining trail. When the night is clear, and the heavens are sparkling, she knows her work is done.

Lumina, Original one-of-a-kind Folk Art Fairy Doll by Max BaileyLumina is 12 inches tall and her wings measure 6 and 1/2 inches across. She is made from 100% cotton fabric which is sewn, stuffed, and painted with acrylic paints. I painted her body with an elaborate pattern of stars, moons, and celestial swirls, first blue on blue, then diagonally across her body and down to her feet in gold, red, and orange hues.

Lumina, Original one-of-a-kind Folk Art Fairy Doll by Max BaileyHer wings are quilted and separately attached. I gave them golden edges and stars that seem to radiate light. She has blue eyes and golden hair that I like to think of as touched by starlight. She holds a wand made of wood and paperclay.

Lumina, Original one-of-a-kind Folk Art Fairy Doll by Max BaileyThere is a small loop in the back of her head, should you wish to hang her up. She can also sit on a chair or on a shelf, or stand with a doll stand. (Chair and doll stand not included.) She is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation.

Lumina, Original one-of-a-kind Folk Art Fairy Doll by Max BaileyLumina is a true one-of-a-kind original work of art that began with a visual memory, then became a concept. I created her from my own design and pattern. She is meant for display only.

Lumina, Original one-of-a-kind Folk Art Fairy Doll by Max BaileyUpdate: Lumina has already been adopted. Thank you!

Lumina, Original one-of-a-kind Folk Art Fairy Doll by Max Bailey

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Populating my Etsy shop with art

I’ve gone Etsy-mad. I just put a bunch of my giclées in my new shop This one is “The Fairy and the Dove“.

Fairies and Butterflies

Angels’ Flight

The Frost Angel

And finally, “Window Box With Pansies“.

I also added some more dog and cat giclées to Mom’s Etsy shop. Now I have to update some pages on the Ruffing’s site…web work, web work, web work…

All these prints can also be found on our web site.

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Suzie the Sunflower Fairy Original One-of-a-kind Art Doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing

Suzie the Sunflower Fairy, Original One-of-a-kind Art Doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing

Suzie the Sunflower Fairy, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth RuffingSuzie the Sunflower Fairy is a handmade original, one-of-a-kind flower fairy art doll, handmade and hand painted by artists Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing.

Here is Suzie, a cheerful little soul created to remind us all on dreary winter days, that spring is on its way. Suzie loves her job as Sunflower Fairy.

Suzie the Sunflower Fairy, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth RuffingWhen the earth is warming, she calls upon the sun to bring new life. Like magic, the little seeds that lay dormant in the cold of winter emerge as seedlings from the ground. With her sunflower wand, she touches them and gives them the strength they need to become tall and majestic. She watches over them, and loves their sunny friendly faces.

Suzie the Sunflower Fairy, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth RuffingIn the fall, when the birds and squirrels and chipmunks have had their fill of the sunflowers’ seeds, she takes the seeds that are left behind and gently tucks them into the earth, where they will emerge again next year.

Suzie the Sunflower Fairy, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth RuffingSuzie is an original one-of-a-kind work of art, created in collaboration by Max Bailey and Elizabeth Ruffing. Suzie is the first art doll Max and Elizabeth have made together. She is 12 and 1/2 inches tall, with a wingspan of 5 and 3/4 inches. Her body is sewn from cotton fabric, then stuffed and painted with acrylic paints. She has warm brown eyes, and brown hair streaked with gold from the summer sun. Her hair is sculpted from paper clay blended into the fabric.

Suzie the Sunflower Fairy, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth RuffingElizabeth made Suzie’s skirt from a pretty yellow cotton print with rose hearts and green leaves, and Max painted the top of her dress with matching hearts and leaves.

She wears little brown shoes with buttoned ankle straps, decorated with sunflowers. Her green tights are painted on, as are her ruffled white bloomers with rose ribbons.

Her wings are quilted and painted in a multitude of fairy-like colors, from pastels to bright greens and yellows. The sunflower wand she carries was created from wood and paper clay, and it is removable, should you need to borrow it to make your sunflowers grow.

Suzie the Sunflower Fairy, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth RuffingThere is a small loop in the top of Suzie’s head, in case you would like to hang her up. Suzie can also sit on a chair, or on a shelf, or stand with a doll stand (chair and doll stand not included). She is signed and dated, and sealed with matte varnish for protection and preservation.

Suzie the Sunflower Fairy, Original One-of-a-kind Folk Art Doll by Max Bailey and Elizabeth RuffingUpdate: Suzie the Sunflower Fairy has already been adopted. Thank you!