Erin and Ella – the little dancers

the next pencil drawing …

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Another Curious creature pencil drawing …

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the next Curious creature Drawing …

Beatrice = pencil on bristol board

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busy on the next …. will update soon xxx don’t forget to visit my face book page …

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 …

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new art doll on the way …

I am busy writing this little one’s story then i shall add her to etsy to sell … she has had her preview on my facebook pages and lots of nice messages and likes and comments … so i better get writing and hurry and make her story book that comes with her …b10

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as soon as her story is finished i shall let you know xxxx

Children of the Piper Exhibiting in Tel Aviv…

My new collection Children of the Piper will be part of an exhibition at the Old JaffaMuseum of Antiquities  in Tel Aviv, Israel … as part of an exhibition called ‘Dolls Art’….

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…from March 2014 – 19th July 2014…. they will be exhibiting with my other art dolls Little red riding hood, Alicia and Evangeline…

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If you go and see them please send me photos!!!   sam-crow@hotmail.co.uk

visit my sculpture site to see more pictures and read their stories… http://www.samcrowsculptures.wordpress.com

I have finished the children of the Piper…

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Augustus and his Narwhal                                            Grace and her windmill flower and doll

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Hannah and her teddy                                                   Jasper and his hippo seal

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Maude and her skeleton doll                   Lucien and his crow

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Please visit my sculpture site to see more pictures and read their stories…..   http://www.samcrowsculptures.wordpress.com

I am working on a commission for Jo and Jen…

I am busy working on a commissioned art doll for Jo from Jo Letchford Mosaics, the Old High Street, Folkestone ( wonderful mosaics…go see! www.joletchfordmosaics.co.uk  )– for her daughter Jen, and two new art dolls

they are now finished…so keep moving down the page to see them … All three are now SOLD

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here they are from almost the beginning after I had made the faces etc…coming to life…

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001 002004005c she is finished…and as I went on, she told me her story which I will write down, but as I worked, and she came more and more to life, she was very vocal about  what her clothes needed to look like… for example I wondered why she insisted on the little cross/ dagger hanging against her chest, which had to be visible and the leather high collar that encased her neck, and the leather armor around vulnerable pulse points…then i realised…she is a vampire hunter… and her needs became clear…

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an assortment of stakes for her crossbow..silver, wooden, wood with silver ….

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200All three come with their own story in a little book, and a certificate of authenticity…these ones are Clara’s, the vampire hunter.

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Mr. Messori, Felix to his friends!

I made the fabric for his jacket and topper from cotton, feathers, leather, various pieces of chain and links, ribbon, suede and lots and lots of stitching!

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Finially! Keep checking in and I will add their stories- I am cluching a biro and scribbling as I type this!

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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)

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