Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun

Or maybe it's, "I just love being a Ghoul". I really wasn't sure what title I was going to give this post.

This ghoul is my first but maybe not my last. She was such fun to work on that when I got ready to paint her I had several different ideas but stuck with the original and putting the rest into the maybe file.

There were a couple of firsts with this piece, one of which is she's the first of my figures to have an actual neck. That leads me to another first. Since the neck needed to be strong enough to support her head I needed to leave the armature for it in place.

So, here she is, my first ghoul which would lead you to believe there may be more, who knows, maybe there will be.


This is Wisteria. She has been around for many years and has adjusted to "life" as a ghoul. Although she has lost her once beautiful hair, she still feels feminine and pretty. Since she's discovered face art, she is constantly seeking out mirrors to admire herself.


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Wisteria's gown has lace embellishments around the neck, down the front and at the edge of her  jacket. She also has lace as a band around her head.

Wisteria stands just over 11" tall and is approximately 4" wide. She is painted with several layers of acrylic paints and sealed to protect her from the elements. Like all of my other pieces, she is a one of a kind figure created from paper mache clay without the use of any molds. She will be listed for sale in my Magick Shop.

Just a reminder, Maggie is having her drawing for the wonderful Santa today, so don't forget to pop over to Off My Rocker to see who's the lucky winner.

I hope you've enjoyed meeting Wisteria and as always, thanks for stopping by.

13 comments:

Dawn in the Forest said...

She's very mysterious......I like her:)

And THANK YOU again for my Santa....I do love him sooo:)

Heather said...

spooky - ! :) I see you have been busy! she is definitely feminine and pretty. i love the gray you used...soft but still ghoulish! have a great sunday!

yoborobo said...

I love Wisteria! She would look so cool standing next to one of those little pumpkins. Such a spooky girl. :)) xox

Maggie said...

Now Wisteria is my kind of ghoul! I love her skinny arms (and neck). I love that you used the actual lace, too, Maddy. You are truly a mixed media artist! Good job, as usual.
Maggie

Jan said...

She is lovely in a rather horrible way;-) I like her pose too. Well done, glad to see these new themes in your work.

Kays Kids said...

Well now Wisteria, you are realy quite good looking if you didn't have that frightening look. You would look good in someones home as long as you don't spook them.

orchid said...

Oh,ghoul!!!
Wisteria and purple is my kind of flower or tree and color. I like her lace band around her neck and embellishment around her neck. Delicate, aren't they!!!
I thought she is a little taller than you said she is♡♡♡
Good Luck on your creations, yes I enjoyed meeting her.
Love, xoxo Orchid

Christel Hutson said...

shes sweet and spooky all wrapped up in one great little piece! Love her dress! xoxo Christel

Diny said...

I didn't know what a ghoul was so I looked it up....

and found: A ghoul is a folkoric monster associated with graveyards and consuming human flesh often classified as undead.....

Brrrr, I don't like that at all!!!

You made her pretty, I like the dress and the lace....

Greetings,Diny

Katy Cameron said...

Hee hee, what fun, love the pearlescent effect

Ascension said...

Es una preciosa pieza, me encanta como se recoge el vestio, genial!!!
besitos ascension

Mina said...

What a delightful ghoul! Miss Maddyrose, your dark side is too adorable. (I love your title, by the way.)

I love the coloring you used and the face paint...oh isn't she a diva! Wisteria is the perfect name for this fun and creative work of art.
Thank you for brightening my days. Hugs to you, Mina

Crystal Cook said...

Wow you have done a great job with her! I like her having a neck! ;) I like that she's kind of spooky for a ghoul, but still there's something about her that seems like she's nice too.