Vincent and Vanessa Vespertilio

My two latest Children of the Piper dolls are now finished = the vampire siblings Vincent and Vanessa.

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”Time really begins to drag when you’re undead; especially if you’re a child.

And making new friends is practically impossible.

Any potential candidates are usually getting tucked up into bed when you’re being dragged out of yours. Sleepovers could be a solution, but apparently no one wants to risk a sleepover at a vampire’s house. No matter how friendly Vanessa tried to make her face, or how many invitations she sent out with little hand drawn promises not to bite guests, no one ever seemed willing to accept. She’d long since given up trying.  Who needed friends anyway, they just turned into adults.”

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to read more of their stories and to see more pictures = /https://samcrowsculptures.wordpress.com/2016/08/11/vincent-and-vanessa-vespertilio/

I will be popping them for sale in my etsy shop on Sunday 14th August at 4p.m gmt.=

www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SamsCuriousCreatures

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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/

 

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 in Israel …

A friend kindly sent me a picture of my little creations … Children of the Piper, and Red Riding hood, Evangeline the dancer and Alicia … holidaying in Israel at the ‘Dolls Art ‘exhibition … with Neta Levy’s art dolls …

http://www.facebook.com/dollstlv

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and my cabinet buddy Neta Levy and her wonderful art dolls

There are some wonderful art dolls in the exhibition, have a look at its face page!

And  visit mine too…

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Curious-Creatures/655623024504938

here is a link to the video of the opening of the exhibition that was on the t.v news … i can’t understand what they are saying, but see if you can spot my art dolls … twice!

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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’….

https://www.facebook.com/dollstlv

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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

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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054060061she has bunting along the sides…now I need to work on the box which has perspex sides, front and roof, with embroidered panels on the lower haves of the two sides…

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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…..