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A Little Bird Told Me - fantasy mixed media sculpture

"A Little Bird Told Me"
OOAK sculpture
Approx. 8.5" tall

Do you know the secret? Open the little doors
to see the hidden clues. The is my latest one of a kind handmade sculpture. No molds used.
I love using natural found things in my work.

Gourd body with hand sculptured head,hands and little
blue bird of happiness. Cloth over clay head.
Twig arms. Hand painted leaves and vine decorate
the front and around the bottom.Cut strands of natural
jute are individually inserted into the head to create
the hair.
Little doors open up and inside holds some moss and
an antique silver heart & bow pendant.
Piece is signed on a solid bottom, covered with bark paper.

Would you like a painting or sculpture? I do all sizes of commissions. If you have an idea you would like to see, don't hesitate to ask!

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Mystery of the Nautilus - fantasy sculpture

Copyright © 2011 Linda Apple
"Mystery of the Nautilus"
Approx. 9.5" high x 7.5" wide

In the hidden depth of the ocean the nymph of the Nautilus views her domain.

Water nymph in shell
Shell - paperclay
figure- paperclay with cloth over
all hand painted

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Snail Mail Express - Steampunk sculpture

Copyright © 2011 Linda Apple
"Snail Mail Express" (steampunk art)
Approx. 12.5" high x 9.5" wide

This is my version of snail mail delivery n the steampunk world.

Snail - paperclay, insert of old gears with glass cover
Saddle - wood & leather
Figure - paperclay, cloth,leather
Goggles - wood, leather (goggles can be worn over eyes)

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Nightrider - light & power worker

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
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"Nightrider"
approx. 11 inches high -20.5 inches w/ base -13 inches wide
Isle of Appleshire Series

The is a "Nightrider", one who works for the village power company. They are the caretakers of the fireflies that are placed into the street lamps and the tall "claw-horns", the night creatures that they ride. These creatures,also known as "leaf eaters" are very gentle as long as they only come out at night. Their large eyes allow them to see the smallest detail in the dark but daylight is very painful. Their long legs enable them to eat the top, most tender, tree shoots and gives the rider the needed height to reach to the top of lamp posts.

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Electrifying Conductor

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Electrifying Conductor"
approx. 12 inches high
Weird Family Series

We all have a few "Skeletons" in the closet. Well, mine are not really skeletons but they are certainly in the strange and weird category.
This is Alfred Dobbins (often known as AC-DC). Like Betty Bunny, he comes around at this time of the year and he is well known for his eerie sounds and
haunting music created by his electric personality.

AC-DC is mixed media. Cloth over structure, Aves apoxey head and arms. He moves around on wheels supported by clothes pins. Colored wire hair and a baton with electrical connector. Wire mesh goatee.

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Phineas Bartleby - clock tinker

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Phineas Bartleby"
approx.7.25 inches high (8 inches with hat)
Isle of Appleshire Series

Phineas, at the age of 325 yrs.,is one of the elder residents of the village of Earthgate. Like his father,Sam, he became a clock tinker and has been in the business of repairing and selling clocks in the village. He is a very orderly and overly persnickety which is probably why he is single. The exception to this is his unruly hair, so you will usually find him wearing his lizard skin top hat.
He is a full body sculpture of polymer- Prosculpt, mohair hair and hand painted eyes. He carries a back pack with leather straps (made by his mother,Flora) to hold the clock parts and a book with images of the newest clocks available for purchase and wears the tidiest handmade linen clothes.He also has a bit of arthritis now, so he walks with a cane.

Read the continuing first adventure on the Isle of Appleshire here.

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Selena & Gobi - Fishrider

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Selena & Gobi"
approx.17"high x 9 long"
Isle of Appleshire Series

This is not only the first art doll that I made but the first inhabitant that I met on the Isle of Appleshire. In the beginning I was experimenting with mediums, style and technique. I designed a stuffed linen body for her. The head, arms and legs are made of a polymer- Prosculpt and hand painted blue eyes. She rides a fish named Gobi. She is a "fishrider", a very special little being that lives in the village of Windpoole on the northern coast of the isle. The fish and wave are made of paper clay & mixed media. Her hair is made to look like seaweed and she carries a bag full of shells and a wood & shell water dipper she made for her mom.

Read the continuing first adventure on the Isle of Appleshire here.

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Tonk - blacksmith

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Tonk"
approx.9.5 inches high
Isle of Appleshire Series

If you need something made of metal, just go to Tonk. He has followed his family tradition to be the third generation blacksmith for the past 120 years, living in the village of Earthgate. He is still single but from what I have heard, he has taken a fancy to Fiona Mae Figgle but she denies it.
His head and extremities are prosculpt clay with a soft stuffed body. He wears a wool shirt and knit pants. He has a leather apron to hold his metal and tools and worn out rabbit fur boots. His anvil and hammer are made of Aves Apoxie.

Feel free to email for questions or pricing.
Read the continuing first adventure on the Isle of Appleshire here.

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Walley - ferryman

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Walley the bog man"
approx. 7.5 inches high - 11 inches with base
Isle of Appleshire Series

This was in the Summer 2008 issue of Art Doll Quarterly magazine with article of "The World of Appleshire".

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Dittles Discovery

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Dittles Disturbing Discovery"
approx. 7.5 inches high - 11 inches with base
Isle of Appleshire Series

This was in the Summer 2008 issue of Art Doll Quarterly magazine with article of "The World of Appleshire".

This is Dittles, a green flit that lives near Whamp Marsh. Like most flits he is married and has three little flits. One of his most important jobs is to gather honey for his family. These are very long and tiring days of work as the most fragrant plants, with the best honey, often grow in some of the most dangerous areas near the swamp. On this particular day as he had been doing very well until he found a dragon egg, hidden in a small cave, that had just hatched. He became very disturbed by this and did not know what to think....would the baby wake and eat him or would its mother return and squash him? What to do?

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