Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Witch with Sprinkles

I couldn't wait to show you this little witch. I just wish my camera would show you how she really looks. I've decided my problem is I have to use the flash as the lighting usually makes it necessary and even though there is no shine on the piece it always looks shiny in the photos.

This little green witch is named Ginger. She got her name because of her hair which is red or 'ginger' in color. She is fair skinned and is covered with a 'sprinkle' of freckles, hence the "Green witch with sprinkles" title.

Ginger practices "Natural Witch Craft." She works with the energies of natural objects like stones, gems, herbs, animals and the elements and believes all of these things have a spirit or soul. 

I've so enjoyed working on this little witch as she has such a joyous spirit. From the moment I had her face roughed in I knew she was going to become one of my favorites. 

Ginger is 100% paper mache clay with the exception of her wand and the handle of her broom. She has an owl perched on her hat that I didn't make, and a feather tucked into the band of her hat. She has been painted with many layers of acrylic paint and sealed with acrylic varnish. To make her a bit more magickal  she has the tiniest touch of sparkles on the feather and band of her hat and in her hair and on her collar.



I think I'm going to take Ginger outside later today and see if I can get a better photo so you can see how sweet her face really is, and hopefully get a better look at the colors in her clothing and her hair.



I can't help but smile when I look at this little witch's face. She just looks so happy and good natured.









Even though the colors aren't true to the real thing and the flash flattens everything I hope her sweet nature is still evident. I so enjoyed working on this piece and hope the last of my three witches is a lovable as this one.






These last two photos are obviously from outdoors. I couldn't resist taking the whole witchy trio out to see if the lighting made any difference. Maybe a bit. What do you think?

Just a reminder, there are only 4 more days until the drawing for the mystery Santa. If you are interested in entering the contest/giveaway you still have time.

Hope you enjoyed meeting Ginger, and as always, thanks for stopping by.

22 comments:

Kristin Dudish said...

Ginger is fabulous! I love Halloween and I love her! The owl on her hat is fabulous :)

xo
Kristin

p.s. Photographing artwork can definitely be frustrating! Good luck with your outdoor photo shoot :)

Linda in New Mexico said...

Tah Dah........she is fabulously witchy and wickedly wonderful.
You do know what freckles...sprinkle are right????? Faery kisses, at least at our house.
I can hardly wait to see what you will do with natural light.
And the other doers of magick you have in store for us.
The Olde Bagg

The Bear's Blog said...

Ginger is adorable. I like her facial expression and of course her good buddy, Mr. Owl.

Wonderful creation.

Whimsical Folk Art Blog said...

Adorable little figures...do you mold yourself...how do you make these?

Katy Cameron said...

Hee hee, what a happy wee soul

Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

I love your Santa figures sooo much, but ordinarily don't think too much of witches. However, I will have to admit I do like these astonishing creations...simply wonderful.

art2cee2 said...

These are really cute!

Maggie said...

Ginger is quite adorable. She reminde me of someone, I can't place the face/person right now. The photos taken outside are much clearer. I love her ginger hair! As usual, you've got another hit!

orchid said...

Oh, Lovely and adorable Santa figures. And I also love to see you're from north pole and top of the world in your profile♬♬♬
Thank you for the comeent to my post.

Love, xoxo Orchid

Ascension said...

Es absolutamente maravillosa!!!!
Me encantan las brujas y la tuya es......FANTASTICA!!!!
besitos ascension

Diny said...

I simply love Ginger!
I think she is the funny and naughty one.
I think she loves a little joke LOL
She looks so sunny and happy, a lovely witch!

I always try to take my pictures outside, they are much better.
Greetings,Diny

Jan said...

Yes, I am enjoying seeing this witchy person. When I look at the close up of her face/hat/owl, I imagine I see a hawk on her hat, I guess it is the feather but it rather resembles the outline of a hawk with its head kind of twisted around looking back over its shoulder. anyway, I believe I am rather fond of this witch with sprinkles.

Cobblestone Creations said...

Adorable as always! Such a great trio they make together.

I tell this to everyone I can who needs to take pics of their artwork ~ USE A LIGHT BOX!!!!!!!

Honestly, they make a WORLD of difference and you can make one really inexpensively:

http://strobist.blogspot.com/2006/07/how-to-diy-10-macro-photo-studio.html

or

http://www.pbase.com/wlhuber/light_box_light_tent


I too struggled before I discovered them and now won't dare take pics without it. Mine is made of some old pvc piping, an old bed sheet and a few desk lamps we had around the house. Use the full spectrum bulbs (the bluish ones) and your pics will look like you took them outside.

I know it looks like it can't possible make a difference BUT IT DOES!!! MAKE ONE TODAY!!! :D

Marlene said...

She is just wonderful! I am so glad you are having so much fun creating this lovely figures. In answer to your question the waterfall is real, painted from a photo taken by another class member.

art2cee2 said...

I know I already left a comment but I gotta say thanks for your always sweet comments on my blog...you make my day so much brighter! :-)

Leny said...

I love your witches too,Yes,Ginger has a very friendly face for a witch,
I am happy there are friendly witches!

Big hugs,Leny

Patricia Cabrera said...

Ginger is wonderfully made. i really like her. I love your style, it is your signature and one can see in what ever you make. lovely!

Flora said...

Very nice MaddyRose, the threesome are outstanding, keep em' coming!!!
Blessings,Flora

yoborobo said...

I LOVE Ginger! She looks like she is a lot of fun. :) And the picture of the three outside is charming. Like they've just gone out for a cup of tea together. Lovely work! xox Pam

I Wonder Wye said...

being a member of the 'witches of wye', I LOVE this little doll -- how much is she??

Mina said...

Oh, Ginger is so amazing! She has the sweetest face which gives her the friendliest demeanor. I love her and all of the details you have added. This is so beautiful and all three of your magical creations look wonderful together. Like long-time friends and companions.

ger chouinard said...

LOVE your witches MaddyRose! How did I miss them?!?! Ginger is awesome ... just met her in your recent post and tracked her back here. Witches and Santa's ... mee too! GREAT work!