Tuesday 2 June 2015

Best of Fools

I could apply one line from Led Zeppelin's 'Since I've been loving you' to my life this past week. "Working from seven to eleven every night..." boy, I really have! And I have a new witch to show for it. The comparison ends there as life's not a drag. Life is grand. ;)

So, here we go. I hated my previous Irish witch, so I re-conceived her as older, sharper, grumpier and with hen 'familiars', not a cat. I copied the same green tartan pattern though, and put it on an under skirt and her shawl. Take a look at my photos below - just quick snaps of my workspace so that you can see the process, and then as always I do a photo in the 'white room' (last images).

She has sacks of chicken feed on her back as well as an Irish bouzouki, utensils and a tankard (can I make the Irish drunk joke on any level?) She's got a couple of hens in a dry cauldron. She's shorter than the other witches, at 4 3/4" tall. My English witch is my height - 5.1" = 5'1".

Find past witches from 'Good Witches Bad Witches' here.

I'll have something new and exciting by this time next week (it may not be a witch, but if it is it will be a French one).


Stephanie Kilgast said...

ooooh a French witch? Is it me? did you make a grumpy version of myself? should I send in measurements? :D :D
just kidding (sort of, I admit)

Your witches are SO inspiring.
I'm thinking about working on subjects more and more (not this year though, the daily veggie challenge is taking all my creative energy) I'll probably suck at it, but I think I'd like to try.
And your hens are too cute :)

Drora's minimundo said...

I love your Irish witch. What a cute scene with all her chicken!
Hugs, Drora

Caroline McFarlane-Watts said...

Thank you both very much!

Stephanie - I want all my witches to be kinda unattractive... so a witch based on you is hardly going to work - sorry!
I'd love to see characters you make, when you have the time to delve into it. Didn't you once make a strawberry character... was that you? I can't remember.
C x

Bonnie Irvine said...

I am smitten! She is delightfully witchy. The details are incredible. Thanks for the inspiration. I am in awe.

sk8rmom said...


I do have some suggestions for the American witches. There could be ones from the different regions.

Yankee Witch from the New England area dressed in black with very high heels, Southern Witch with flip flops and sweet iced tea, Midwestern Witch all farmer's daughter and freckles, then there's Western witch with a cowboy hat and boots, but there could be a special edition New Orleans witch who's all voodoo and dark skin.

Have fun!

Patricia Richmond said...

Can you buy these? I would love mohave all 5!

Sharon Terwilliger said...

Sk8rmom has the right idea for the American witches.

Unknown said...

I'm new to your work,saw one of your witches on Pinterest and had too see more..:) I love your style,the witch with the chickens reminded me of labyrinth, one of Jerod's goblins reminded me of your witch.:) very cool,love your work..:) thanks so much for sharing your amazing creations..

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