Sunday, August 7, 2011


You may have guessed from what I said in the post featuring Wisteria that I was making another ghoul. I'm not good at keeping secrets and I let things slip without meaning to.  Wisteria has a BF named Beatrice, who prefers to be called Batty. The two of them are pretty much inseparable and have been for nearly all of their lives.

I know some people believe ghouls are hideous and off putting, but not all of them are. Just like not all ghouls are meat eaters. Wisteria and Beatrice are vegetarians preferring to eat rotted vegetables. They don't have a lot in common with other ghouls so they stay clear of them and go about doing what they both love to do most. They shop. 

Because they can't go out and about during daylight hours and venturing out in public can cause a panic, they shop at night. They can frequently be found looking for bargains at the city dump. It is their preferred place for one stop shopping for clothing, household furnishings, for food and just about anything they could need or want.

Here's Beatrice wearing an ensemble that she put together during a recent shopping excursion.

She's wearing a long dark cherry red gown topped with a midnight blue jacket. She was unable to find a matching pair of gloves but is satisfied with the way these two gloves go together. The hat looks like it was made for this outfit and the clutch bag is in near perfect condition.

Like Wisteria, Beatrice's face has been painted with a beautiful pattern. It really was their lucky day when they found that box of paints.

The reason she chose this jacket was the pattern on the back and the sparkly trim around the bottom edge. Batty has always liked shiny things.

Here's a closer look at the jacket. The pattern looks a whole lot like the ones the two friends painted on each other's face.

Batty likes the way the jacket is cut shorter in the front and tapers down in a long sweeping curve in the back.

Now if only I could find that mirror so they could see how lovely they both look. I hope you've enjoyed seeing the latest figure in my all things magickal series. 

Beatrice is just under 12" tall and approximately 4" wide and like the other figures in this series is available for sale in my Magick Shop.

As always thanks for stopping by.


Katy Cameron said...

Love all the decoratve paint work, beautiful ghouls

Dawn in the Forest said...

I always love reading your stories about each character you create. Batty looks wonderful:)

Kristin Dudish said...

Oooh - I love this one... It's like Mary Poppins with a Tim Burton-esque twist! Very, very cool :)


p.s. I love your plays on words!

The Bear's Blog said...

Oh, so Batty likes "bling"? Well, that one stop shopping is great but they may want to check out "compost" piles for their veggies.

Batty is adorable in a "girlish, oops - goulish way. (o:


Hi Miss Mattyrose. Do those goulish girls eat teddy bears? Now we're scared.

Sticky, peanut butter & honey kisses,

LuLu & Flora

Ascension said...

Pero que preciosidad, me encanta esa carita.
besitos ascension

The Bear's Blog said...

Um, Miss Maddyrose,

We forgot to ask you why Wisteria and Batty can't come out in the daytime. Mom says she doesn't know either.

LuLu & Flora

Maggie said...

Well, now you have two with necks! I'm just batty about Beatrice. Love her ensemble, she is too cute. I bet she's the most outgoing of the two. You say that she and Wisteria have been friends all of their "lives". How long would that be? Are ghouls really alive? And, did they know each other before they became ghouls? Are there a lot ghouls where they live? Just curious. I have more questions...

Mina said...

Batty is such a sharp dresser! I love that jacket with the beautiful detail on the back. It is so pretty I may have to go out shopping at night to find one for myself. I love these ghouls so much and they are fueling my Halloween fever.

Your work is always so enchanting I just love to enlarge the images and admire all of the fine details you include. Then what makes it extra special is each has their own story and character so I am drawn in even deeper. Have a wonderful week, Miss Maddyrose and thank you for always sharing your magnificent talents.

Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

Your magickal creations are enchanting! Batty is truly a looker, especially wearing that sharp it...need one myself!

Cobblestone Creations said...

What an imagination you have ~ love the gloves!!! Just between you and me, isn't nice when your work comes alive. :)

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

Maddy, I LOVE your stories as much as i LOVE your wonderful characters!
Beatrice and Wisteria are fabulous Ghouls..


Kays Kids said...

Talk about a good dresser. Batty certainly makes a statement. Is it because people are scared of them in the daylight hours, that they only show their face in the dark/

Linda in New Mexico said...

These gholies have such a fun "spirit" about them. I love your magickal entities...they tickle my funny bone.

Diny said...

Go go go, with that fantasy of yours!
Ghouls that are vegetarian.... I like them.
Very nice painting, good work.
Greetings, Diny

Carrie'sCreations said...

These ghouls are perfectly ghoulish:) What a terrific pair. Your detail work is amazing! They look like they could star in a Tim Burton movie:)

art2cee2 said...

I just love them! :-)

orchid said...

Oh,yes♬♬♬ MARVELOUS dressing and ghouls!!!
You must be a person with lots of imaginations. Really LOVE Batty♪♪♪

ps> Thanks SO much for your encouraging words for me. It heartened me much.

Hugs xoxo, Orchid.

Crystal Cook said...

Batty is beautiful. And I'm glad to hear that she is a vegetarian, that makes me like her even more! The design on her jacket is wonderful too.