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Elder Cradle by Sleetwealth Elder Cradle by Sleetwealth
In folklore the elder tree is the abode of the faries. Should you make a cradle if its wood the faires will ever pinch the unfortunate child.
2" baby
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kikiwicci Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG i just noticed the fairies blended in with the wood. love it :)
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Randomnessgirl101 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this baby is adorable... my mom agrees...
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Flocke1988 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
woow
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks:D
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Nana-cat Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
Poor baby =P Excellent workmanship :D
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Maltafea Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
:faint: OMG!Gorgeous! :heart:
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I had alot of fun sculpting this baby and her fae infested cradle!
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Maltafea Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
Looks really nice^^
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Aeternum-Art Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Impressive your work, of quality
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly:)
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Aeternum-Art Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Of nothing
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mellisea Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
This one is realy amazing!!! I love it!!!
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. Its the first time I made a baby sculpture. It was realy fun.
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hypnocampus Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
beautifully detailed!
I can't believe its only 2"!!
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Bogamaz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
gorgeous work
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saira30 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
Wonderful detail...love it
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Bubo-Scandiacus Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
Wow, it's just.... Amazing.. Breathtaking.. I love it... :heart:
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.This was my first time making a full baby. One other time just a baby's face. It was a diffenrt experiance. I liked though and she touched my heart. I might have to make another baby sometime.
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Bubo-Scandiacus Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
You should.. This baby is just so adorable..
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I thought her head was a bit on the beefy side. It was tricky to make the crying face too.
Theres alot more talented baby sculptors on e-bay. I really like Camille Allens's she has she cutest little yawns and expressions. Maybe a baby fairy.
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see03 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
I like the effect the cradle has. A place of safety for babies, but the details almost make it seem sinister. Quite ironic. Very good job.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
The cradle appears sinister becase of the folklore of the elder tree. There was a belif in the old days that if you made a cradle out of elder branches the fairies would pinch your baby to make it cry. So , those wicked fairies are pinching her because of her hapless parents!
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see03 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
Awww, poor baby. I'll have to go find an in depth story about the Elder Tree. It sounds really neat.
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Gupse Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
This is Grimm.

At first glance, the baby was sooo cute.
Then I see the cradle, typically the safest place for a weak infant after its mother's arms, and I see its colour, and shape. Apart from the faeries on it, the twists of its lines are nothing but a spell!

Then I read your description, which lightens the impact.

What is true for folklore was once true of mythology.
And what were once gods have been reduced to fairies in the blazing light of the new invading religion, but that's another story.

Seeing this image brought back all the dark promises of danger in the fairytale world.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
What an intersting post! Thank you:)
If you wanted to get an exploded veiw of the symbology you could say that its it a warning. That weve discarded our healthy respect for the powers of nature to undo us. And so this innocent one suffers the consequences.
Powerful, deep and true things get trivialized in modern times. As a fairy sculptor I often make what collectors want a pretty ,glitter drenched being of glamor and delight. Its nice to make people happy and give them something beautiful and escapist,but Im most drawn to the ancient spirit that has a hint of mystery and danger.
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MirielDesign Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love the cradle!
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WineWriter Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
What a wonderful sculpture. It reminds me of those little shops I sometimes go into, where I'm surprised by the most beautiful little things. I love the cradle, but the baby is also very realistic.
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