Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Edna, Second in a Series

Edna is the second witch in my series titled "The Witches of  Newhampton Shire." She stand 19" tall. Her familiar, a tiny owl named Brimly, perches on her left shoulder.

She's a little happier looking than her BFF, Hester. Or maybe she's just laughing because her little owl tickled her ear with his feathers. She has the required wart or two on her face, and her jowls and extra chins show her age. I wanted to get the chin and jowls just right, so I used a mirror to check her face against mine for accuracy! If you click on the photo you can tell that her tongue is obscurring the lower teeth... or maybe there aren't any there?

Like Hester, she is made from paper mache clay, with a touch of paper clay. She holds her hand-made broom in her left hand, and has a Jack-o-Lantern at her feet.

When I envisioned the witches in this series, I wanted their faces to show more expression, and just a touch more realism than my Santas, yet with fairly simple bodies. I usually use a touch of paper clay to smooth out the faces, since the paper mache leaves them fairly rough or bumpy. Their hats are permanently attached. They have a touch of glitter paint on their hats, hems, and sleeve edges, that may not show up well in the photos. Hester's glitter is silver, and Edna's is green.

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Hester and Edna are usually seen together, laughing and sharing stories, as shown in the photo, above. Don't forget to click on the photos to see them larger.

I hope that you have enjoyed viewing my witches. Up next time is another Santa, or perhaps Belladonna, the third witch of the series.

Thank you for dropping by.



The Bear's Blog said...

Miss Maggie (gulp) PLEASE say that Edna is a nice witch, who LOVES teddy bears. PLEASE.

Just in case, I am headin' upstairs and will be under the bed. There I will await your answer. I'm an old bear and this stress is killin' me!
Heaps of Hugs

maddyrose said...

Okay Maggie, you've once again provided me with something to yearn for. Is this the one that reminds you and Marlene of me? I hope so cause she's sorta cute, a real babe and she has an owl. How cool is that? I really love Edna to pieces. xOxOx

Maggie said...

LOL, yes Prudence, Edna likes teddy bears.
No, Maddy, this isn't the one that reminds Marlene and me of you. But, I'm glad you like her.

Heather said...

oh these are just gorgeous - love the name!

Lee Pierce said...

She's wonderful - and looks like she's keeping a secret or two!

Pabkins said...

Maddy sent me! wow this so so awesome - I simply have to scamper off to your store now!

Linda in New Mexico said...

Hello Ms. Maggie. Here is the link to your Artist of the Month posting on Practically Magickal...

If you have any suggestions of other photos....please don't hesitate to let me know. Oma Linda

Lisa said...

Nice work, Maggie, I love the faces, and I know they would look ten times better in person...and yes I've tried that mirror trick myself! LOL!!!

lots of hugs,