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I’ve long admired eye miniatures from the 18th Century. These ‘Lover’s Eye’ miniatures were often made into brooches, pendants or rings and given as love tokens. They ooze mystery and intrigue, tantalising the viewer into guessing the identity of the secret lover, although many miniatures were probably simply a form of sentimental or mourning jewelry. See a good selection of Lover’s Eye brooches here on Pinterest.

Secret Sitters are my homage to these brooches, but I have decided to present them on antique books instead. I have a variety of books in stock. If you wish to commission your own Secret Sitter miniature (eye, nose, mouth or ears!), please request to see my current stock and choose your preferred book, then just simply email me a good quality (in focus) photo of your loved one’s eye.

See more here on my website


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Amanda Clegg
United Kingdom
Flemish/Renaissance/Medieval portrait obsessive and collector of skulls, junk, kooky toys, sleazy pulp novels and dolls from the 60's and 70's, living in Cardiff [UK] with my partner Paul and our cats Lupa and Tog. I mainly work in oils on wood and also do digital portraiture using a tablet.

Like my facebook page if you want :nod: the more the merrier…

Checkout my website and leave comments anywhere on the site.

Current Residence: Cardiff, UK
Favourite style of art: Renaissance / Dutch / Flemish
Operating System: Mac OS X
MP3 player of choice: ipod Touch
Skin of choice: Wrinkle free
Personal Quote: Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened




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farahin001 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy B-Day to you.Huggle! Heart 
enginemonkey Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017
That's sweet of you thank you :blowkiss:
SciFiZone Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool gallery  :)
muzski Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the use of your creased paper. Used here with a loving credit...

DT July 2016 cover by muzski

Thank you. :D
ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
happy Birthday Amanda :D (Big Grin)'s a song to celebrate your epic awesomeness:…
enginemonkey Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
Hahaha, that's just bonkers! Thank you very much!
ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome :D (Big Grin)  a friend of mine who owns a comic book store showed this to me and i've been sharing it with everyone 
enginemonkey Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016
I may borrow it too!
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farahin001 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy B-Day to you.Clap 
Social-Misfit Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Happy birthday! I hope it's a great one! :D :dance: :hug:
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