black and white of Calyn smiling with a tree in the background

About the Artist

Greetings! I’m Calyn McLeod, the artist behind Fruit-Bat-Phoenix.

My favorite activities are making things and going on long walks with good friends. I live in Washington State. Tried living in Maryland for a few years and it wasn't for me; I'm a PNW person at heart.

I’ve spent a lot of years obsessed with making poseable art dolls - fantastical creatures with sculpted, polymer clay or resin faces and feet, and poseable bodies covered in faux fur. More recently, though, I’ve been feeling that passion wane, and in its place has grown an excitement about fiber art - quilting, fabric sculpture/cloth dolls, fabric dyeing, sewing, that sort of thing.