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High on the Hog - surreal fantasy oil painting

Copyright © 2010 Linda Apple
"High on the Hog"
oil on gallery wrapped canvas
12"x16"

I found this amazing retreat in the beautiful
southern countryside of the "All Things Possible" world.

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Theda Waterspoon - Irish Water Spaniel

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Theda Waterspoon"
8"x10"-oil on canvas
Appletree Hollow Series

1852- 1917
She was born Theodosia Waterspoon in Cincinnati, Ohio on July 27th, 1852.
Her mother,a Swiss wigmaker and her father an Irish tailor, gave her a
comfortable upbringing in a loving home situated in a small neighborhood
inhabited mostly by immigrant merchants. She was a non-athletic, old
fashioned, stay-at-home kind of gal, who loved her family, good food,
writing and books.
It was said that throughout her life, she was not truly happy without
writing or having her nose buried in a book. Although she had
a shy, retiring nature she longed to be an actress from early childhood.
When it came time to go to college, she ran away to pursue her dreams.
She fabricated an exotic background of having an Egyptian royal heritage
and being named, Theodosia, after a young woman who was lost at sea,
sparked wild tales of abduction and pirates which got her noticed by the

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Sweet Pete

Copyright © 2009 Linda Apple
"Sweet Pete"
11"x14"-oil on canvas
Appletree Hollow

Through the years of Appletree Hollow history, few residents became
as well liked as Peter M.Cakenhafer. Like many others in the village
his parents were immigrants from Germany & England. He was born in New York,
trapped in an immigration camp until his parents passed away.
He was rescued by a lovely young woman who moved to Ohio hills where
he eventually found Appletree Hollow and became a permanent resident.
Perhaps he was inspired by his love of good food or his need to help
others that he found success in 1908 by creating hard cake treats to sustain
sailors on long journeys. This idea eventually developed into a
specialty biscuit, shaped like a bone.
He loved holidays and would often dress up for Halloween, handing out
his biscuit treats to everyone, which earned him the nickname of
"Sweet Pete". Because of his just and fair treatment to others, in

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Mopsy Twins

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Mopsy Twins"
original painting is sold
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Appletree Hollow Series

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Millie & Billie Roundbottom: The adopted twins of Fred & Anna Roundbottom.
Millie & Billie's parents had already passed away in a farming accident
when this photo was taken in 1893.
Fred & Anna, prominent residents in the community, were without children
so they were happy to accept the little ones.
They were very good parents who promoted the Santa tradition in their home.
This photo was titled " Millie & Billie waiting for Santa on Christmas Eve".

My question is this: If they are waiting for Santa, why didn't Fred & Anna
tell them that he wouldn't be coming down a chimney with a blazing fire?

Read of the discovery of Appletree Hollow.

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Mopsy Twins Print

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Mopsy Twins"
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Appletree Hollow Series

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"Easter Friends"

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple

"Easter Friends" - 6"x 8" - available
Collectible Fine Art -oil on canvas
A painting A Day - Surreal art,fantasy,figurative

#1 "To begin: the discovery was just before Easter 2008.
On the left is the first image I posted from the diary,
which is dated: Oct.22, 1816.
Bertrum Patch (left) & Maggie Peck(right).
Here they are shown as childhood friends.

To find out more about these two and other residents, you can -
Read the entire Appletree Hollow story here.

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"Easter Memories"

Copyright © 2008 Linda Apple
"Easter Memories" oil on canvas - 6"x 8"
Appletree Hollow Series

#2 -Gertrude Ginney, Bertha Snell & Penelope Peck(from left to right)
There are quite a few references to these three later in the diary but I will say now that Gertrude, being very creative, managed to run a small millinery shop, where she eventually produced a line of hats for the soldiers in 1834.
Bertha, who was known for her snooty attitude, ended up running a brothel and spent 6 years in a coop. And Penelope, was one of the sisters of Maggie Peck. Other than a note about her being very shy, she had 10 children.

Read the entire Appletree Hollow story here.

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