Children of the Piper ….

all soldMy Children of the Piper Dolls – never returned from exhibiting at the Old Jaffa Museum in Israel – they all sold!
Thank you lots and lots – I hope you enjoy their company!
Now I need to get back into the studio and start work on more!!!!!

The three art dolls  = red riding hood, Evangeline, and Alicia have now returned from Israel and are currently available in my etsy shop xxx Along with prints in card form – of some of my dolls, ink art and drawing with stitches embroidery work …
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RubyTrinket or just click on my store link at the top of the page xxx

 

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They each come with their very own unique – one of a kind book, which contains their personal  story especially written for them and pictures, a signed certificate of authenticity,  a stand and heaps of attitude !
the dolls in the left hand corner belong to another doll artist – who is wonderful = Neta Levy, here is a link to her face book page = https://www.facebook.com/neta.levy.73
 
 
 
 
 
 
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you can now click on the store sign at the top of the page to go straight to my shop xxx
 

 

Nina Angelina …

Little Nina Angelina  is a One-of-A-kind art doll and entirely made by hand. No moulds were used in her creation  and none made of the original afterwards. She comes with her swing, a Photo Certificate of Authenticity and her very own story  book with her story in it … Nina was sold before i even finished writing her story, and she is off to live with a very lovely lady who is hoping to travel the world with her …

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Nina’s swing was made from wire, and decorated with beads, thread, ribbon, flowers and a little key hanging from a chain. It has a ring at the top, so it can be hung, and a heart shaped seat for Nina to perch upon, with a ribbon to hold her safely in place …

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On one hand Nina is holding a little friend, a clay and wire bird, hand painted with a wire beak, her other hand can be attatched to the arm of the swing with a ribbon around her wrist.

 

Nina’s head was sculpted from clay and painted with acrylic paint before being sealed with a matt varnish for protection.Her hair is made with wool and decorated with a wire headpiece decorated with beads and flowers.

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Her body was also sculpted from clay over wire, and her limbs from wood and clay with bead and ribbon joints to enable movement. All her clothes are also hand-made and hand stitched by me. She wears white lace stockings with bead decoration and a lilac voile  dress, with a long ruff trail, also decorated with lots of hand sewn beads and ribbons. Her arms have more voiles and ribbons and bead details on them, and she is wearing a pair of ballet pumps on her feet.

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to read her story visit my curious creatures site …

http://samcrowsculptures.wordpress.com/

 

Frida Kahlo and Goggins the ticket collector

November / December 2013

I will be exhibiting at the Cursley and Bond Art Gallery, 68 the Old High Street, The Creative Quarter, Folkestone, Kent, England during November and December…pop in to see Frida and Goggins the ticket collector…

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Photo: Don't forget our forthcoming late night shopping events...

https://www.facebook.com/Cursley.Bond

 

 

 

Finished Frida, Goggins the ticket collector and little Birdie!

Finially finished them…

Goggins…

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and frida…

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Frida’s box measures 43cm/17 inch tall x 27 cm/ 10.5 inch wide and  24cm/ 9.5 inch deep. It is either free standing or can be hung on the wall.

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and is signed on the back!

and Little Birdie…in her wire bird cage…

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Birdie’s cage can either remain free standing or be hung from the hoop at the top… the cage is approx. 38 cm / 15 inches tall.  Birdie can come out of the cage if you wish to free her! as she is only tied to her swing…

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253She is made from clay over a wire frame, as is the bird in her hand. Her cage and swing are made from wire, beads and ribbon.  Her outfit is handsewn with handsewn beadwork and her feathery tail is made from fabric and beads. She is a one of a kind art doll and is not made for children due to small parts and wire!

Poor little Birdie, so forlorn, she forever gazes upwards longing to grow wings and fly…

busy working on two new sculptural pieces….

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001I have been busy working away on two new pieces…a Frida Kahlo and the ticket collector…still lots to do, but here is how they are going…

015 the back piece is a hand embroidered cross stitch portrait of Frida with a gold thread crochet frame….Frida and her deer are ready to be painted, wigged and costumed. I am busy hand embroidering two side panels…

003 …for the box base, which i have painted in acrylic like clouds. Her right hand is in a wierd postion because she will be holding something!

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I have painted her, made her hair and clothes and painted her friend…still to make her boots, jewellry and flowers for her hair…

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still got lots to do! Keep checking back here as I will update scrolling down.

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She’s finished! Just have to work on the box now… the white ribbon has a Frida Quote ” Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly.” Her red boots have embroidered flowers on the toes and little bells tied with blue ribbon.

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She has a palette with acrylic paint on and a little paint brush… little earrings in the shape of hands…

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I have now finished the box…and added the hand embroidered side panels…

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and a little title sign at the top…

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She is now all finished!!! the box has three clear sides and a clear perspex roof to allow lots of light!

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the ticket collector is ( like the bug catcher ) another piece inspired by one of my ink drawings…

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…he still needs lots of work…

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…his face is ready to paint and he is waiting patiently for me to make his hat and goggles!

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His legs are ready for painting…but i am busy making his boots as I write this… his ticket machine is finished! It whirs andclicks in a lovely clockwork manner when the handle is pushed up and down…

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…which spins the tickets inside…

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and when the button is pushed, the red stop sign moves in and reveals a green go sign.

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His gloved hands ….

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…are now attatched and ready to paint…then he needs his jacket…and of course, his wings, which will open and close!

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I have painted his face and trousers, finished making his boots…

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and his elbow pads….and jacket…

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the straps are part of the harness I’m making for his wings…finishing gloves next…

He keeps urging me to hurry and finish as he has work to do, tickets to check, flying between the floating buses in the world he belongs..I’m doing my best! Check back soon to see how it is going!

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I have finished his  gloves, and added his ticket machine…he is pulling out a ticket with one hand, the other hand is holding onto one of the steering handles, which also has a compass on it,

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I have made his goggles, and the bottle of air sickness tablets he carries with him…and his hat…

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His extras…goggles, air sickness tablets, maps and leather bound journal…

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which tuck into the space between his backpack and himself!

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I have also finished his wings…which open…

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his base is all finished and signed.

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close up of his machine!

Just got to write his story now…..

Christmas exhibition 2012

exhibition poster 2012Thank you everyone who popped in to have a look, or to peer through the window at the music mann and take photos! an enormous thank you to everyone who took a little – or large! – creation away with them – i hope they continue to make you grin! Hopefully the art dolls and Professor Mercurio have settled into their new homes!

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blog and sculp the bug catcher in the window with his ink drawing ( drawing sold)

blog and sculp3 the dancer art doll and the Professor (sold)in window

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blog and sculp7 alice, the bride, the wreath and large stitch picture all sold

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stitch2 textile pieces – bottom left sold ink stitch3 steampunk ink drawing sold and the cityscape ink drawing

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stitch9  lots of the brooches, bags, gloves, scarves, cuffs and jewellry soldstitch10 stitch11 stitch12 stitch21 thank you again!

I will be updating etsy (Ruby Trinket) very soon with some of the jewellry and some new necklaces [ brooches, pictures and art dolls!

New collection of art dolls

I have finished some new art dolls and will be showing them at my week long exhibition in Folkestone ( see post below this one for details….) starting tommorrow – the 22nd! come visit them!

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Sometimes i climb tall trees…

‘Sometimes i climb tall trees and wear fancy hats with wellington boots’ is now in its frame!

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70 x 100 cm     £300

Now back after the holidays

Back after a lovely holiday, ready and keen to dive back into working. The Fabrications exhibition went really well…most of the jewellry sold and these pictures…

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now i am home i will update my etsy shop, Ruby Trinket, with more jewellry and pictures.

thank you to everyone who came to the exhibition and to those who took home one of my pieces and a huge thank you to Suzi and the Mermaid and Seagulls girls for exhibiting  my work for me – huge smile to all!

working on another stitch picture…and the bug catcher still

Whilst waiting for the frame for ‘sometimes’ and to appease the sewing urges whilst i am working away on the bug catcher sculpture…i have begun another stitch picture…lots to do still, but here’s a quick preview of both…

i amworking on  his head at the moment – but i don’t want to ruin the surprise by showing it yet! Lots and lots to do !!!!!!!!!!! But he’s getting there and is complaining that i should hurry up and start painting him because he has a mission to complete! So i better carry on….