Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hester, First in a Series

I haven't posted in about three weeks. I guess I've been enjoying the weather, and of course, I have been imersed in paper mache, as usual. Also, my sis and I have been trying to get in three days a week at the pool. Now that the weather is cooling down (already), I don't know if I will be able to talk myself into going.

Meet Hester, my first paper mache witch in a series of 13 witches. This series is titled "The Witches of Newhampton Shire".

I will reveal three witches this year, before Halloween. The final 10 will be completed over the next two years, ending in October, 2013.

All of the witches will be OOAK, completely hand sculpted, from paper mache.

Hester stands 19-1/4 inches tall, from the table top to the tip of her pointy hat. Her broom was made from a rhododendron twig and dried grasses. She carries her broom, with a "lantern" tied to the handle, that she carved from a pumpkin.

Her familiar, Smoke, is standing at her feet. Smoke enjoys riding with Hester on her broomstick.

I will present the second of this series later later this week.

I hope you have enjoyed viewing Hester. Any and all comments are welcomed.

Thanks for dropping by, and I hope you are all having a great week.



art2cee2 said...

Very cool! ;-)

Joanna said...

She is fantastic. Wonderful job!

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Maggie,

Well, witches scare me but I like Hester. She has a friendly face and if she likes kitties that means she is a good witch.

Can't wait to see #2.

Happy Day & Hugs

Lee Pierce said...

I like that smiley face - so is she a good witch? :D Nevermind - she is a wonderful witch!
Great work, Maggie!

Magic Love Crow said...

Fantastic! Love her and I love the cat!

Linda in New Mexico said...

This is such a fabulous piece. 13 witches sound just perfect.
As to the swimming, brrrrrrrrrr. Oma Linda

Heather said...

Hester! the perfect for this lady! LOVE her

maddyrose said...

I love this witch. When you said you were going for more life like your really did mean more life like! She is marvelous. I love her! If all of your witches are going to be like Hester I'd say you have a hit on your hands.

Leola - Southshoreartist said...

She's very expressive, and I love the life in her eyes!!!!awesome!

Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

I am still looking back and enjoying your wonderful creations. Hester is marvelous...shows how good you are at sculpting and painting! Looking forward to the next!!

pinkglitterfae said...

Hester is fabulous! can't wait to see the rest of the series as they are created.
Glad you and sis enjoyed the swimming. Don't you go when the weather is cooler though? I assume this is an indoor pool.
My favorite time swimming at my gym's pool was when we got our very first snowfall for the season, I was in a nice warm pool while the snow was falling outside. It was lovely


Magaly Guerrero said...

Edna is lovely, and "The Witches of Newhampton Series" are adorable. I'm glad Linda sent me this way!