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Windrider - Pilot

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Windrider"
approx. 10 inches high
Isle of Appleshire Series

This was the cover of August 2008 issue of Doll Crafter & Costuming magazine.

Here is a rare view of a windrider (or Areonaut) from the mountainous area of Areoland. It is their way of life to build and fly a variety of unusual air machines. This is a young pilot testing out his newest magical creation. The creators of these machines usually have a gift of magical inheritance that allows their machines to have an interactive personality of a living creature or being.

Exposed parts are prosculpt clay with a soft stuffed body and glass eyes. He is wearing his leather cap, goggles that can be moved over eyes or taken off,a cotton knit shirt and leather vest. His machine is made from two gourds, aves apoxie, a lichen tail and rolls on a set of cork wheels. It has red leather interior with clock dial and levers on the dash and the wings are metal and bark paper.

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Ludwig Von Smyth - organ grinder

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Ludwig Von Smyth"
approx. 10 inches high
Isle of Appleshire Series

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

Ludwig is a very creative fellow who loves music. He moved to Earthgate from the mountains of Areoland on the southern edge of the island. He spends most of his time on the streets of the village with his magical organ music machine that was built by a mystical wizard. One of the results of this is that the music can be used to calm dangerous beasts and used to its fullest can put them to sleep. The magic only works when Ludwig use it, so this makes him a valuable asset to the village. He has been called away, to other locations sometimes,to aid someone in danger.

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Hyden Peake - easter bunny

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Hyden Peake"
approx.8 inches high
Isle of Appleshire Series

Hyden Peake is really a young little elf. Although she is young she already created a job position in the village. She decided that she wanted to be the Easter Bunny. This occurred because she loves bunnies so much that she made a suit of ears and tail but she is so obsessed about it that she wears it year round. In fact, she thinks that, when she is in costume, she actually becomes a rabbit. She has a very persistent attitude about this and is working to make Easter be an everyday job.
Exposed parts are prosculpt clay with a soft stuffed body. She is wearing her favorite outfit of white knit pants, pink knit jacket and of course her rabbit fur ears and tail. She has beautiful blond mohair hair and very detailed big bare feet, because she hates shoes.

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

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Margaret Noteworthy - records keeper

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

Margaret is the village records keeper. At her ripe ol'age of 395 yrs, she is the one to ask if you want to know about anyone. She keeps all the records, including the census, village news, supplies and repairs. She is very sweet but
everybody knows she is also a bit of a "nipper" (keeps a good bottle of her favorite booze, under her desk)so, .
Her head, extremities and her leaf shoes with buttons are prosculpt clay with a soft stuffed body. She has a pink linen top and colorful knit socks and flowered cotton skirt. She sits on a gourd chair behind a wood desk that holds all of her work items. There is a little hard bound book, ink well, a list of supplies and a list of repairs.

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

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Fiona Mae Figgle - flower peddler

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Fiona Mae Figgle"
approx.9 inches high
Isle of Appleshire Series

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

Fiona is one of the older residents of Earthgate village. Her love of flowers started at a very early age. She spent many of her younger years traveling and searching for rare and unusual plants. Wanting to know more, she became dedicated to study and experimenting which eventually led her into developing special herbal medicines and potions that earned her the title of medical mystic. These later years are filled with magical potions and raising and selling the most beautiful flowers in all the village.
Fiona has a soft sculpted body with head and extremities of Prosculpt clay, mohair hair and brown glass eyes. She wears a soft cotton dress with knit jacket, a soft velvety hat and leather shoes. Her gloves are sculpted and her basket is a gourd.

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Tommy Twig - English Nutter

Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple
"Tommy Twig"
approx.4 inches high
Isle of Appleshire Series

Tommy is now a resident of Korwood Forest and although his family, like many of his species, are very social, they are known to travel long distances to visit others who live in heavily treed areas on the island. He is an English Nutter and, as you might not be knowledgeable about these little beings, I will fill you in on a little of what I know. When they are born, they are so tiny that they fit into half of a nut shell. In fact before they are born, the parents MUST have their shell prepared. They spend there time in the shell until they are big enough to wear it on their backs. This is to protect a large hump that holds their magical powers. They live in the hollows of trees which are often decorated with shiny objects that they find irresistible.

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Twilla June - wood nymph

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Twilla June"
approx.8 inches high
Isle of Appleshire Series

A long time resident of Korwood Forest, Twilla June is not as she appears to be. Yes, she is a wood nymph but as I found out the day I met her, she is much, much more. As a nymph she is very quick, able to appear from place to place within the blink of an eye and appears to be very young ,her true age is unknown, a bit timid and frivolous. I fear to say more until you meet her in the first adventure.
She is a full sculpted body of Cernit, mohair hair and hand painted eyes. Since wood nymphs are rarely seen by the average person, she wears a little bit of old lace, woven by a very old spider weaver,and a small silk loin cloth. She wears this bare minimum of attire due to the fact that she is a little modest at times.

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

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Abert Buttonwood - button maker & seller

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Albert Buttonwood"
approx.8 inches high
Isle of Appleshire Series

Albert, at the young age of 175 yrs.,is a care-free resident of the village of Earthgate. He was a helpful and creative young boy who had a problem with tying bows and learning knots. He found his true calling when buttons started to become popular in the village and immediately began carving a beautiful line of styles for his family to use. His wonderful designs were such a big hit with others, that he decided to sell them. The demand grew very quickly and soon he was taking orders and hiring two other carvers. He enjoys hiking and traveling so he occasionally takes those times to peddle his buttons and find new customers in other parts of the island.

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Phineas Bartleby - clock tinker

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Phineas Bartleby - clock tinker"
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.

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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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