Saturday, 9 June 2018

History of Caroline and her Witches



When I was a mere sparrow-like 7 year old girl in England I was certainly regarded as peculiar. I grew up in an old Tudor village in the countryside where the houses were older than the United States of America and the rooftops were made of thatch. I used to lean out of upstairs windows and pull straw from the thatch to make broomsticks to play on and give out to friends. And it was at this age that I wrote and illustrated my first book. It was called 'The Witch's Day'. It got my photo in the local paper.

It would be accurate to say that I've always had a passion for the subject of the fairy-tale witch.

I started developing 'Good Witches Bad Witches™' in 2015. The world and the characters have been so much fun to design and build. Almost from the very beginning it attracted interest and many of you wrote and asked me to sell them to you. I did not. I needed them for this project! But I began my research into how to get them mass-produced (in small numbers, but still) for you. For the past 9 months I've worked towards this. I am proud of what I created. Hortense is my finest witch. She's meticulously well made and I'm so happy with the result. I love the character of Hortense; a bad witch from Exilium - the land witches were banished to. She's a perfumer by trade and her story is a funny and interesting one (I'll tell you more about the books in development in another post soon).

This is a small run of 300 Hortense figurines. When they're sold out they're sold out. They're currently on a sale I am offering (of $40 off the total price) and then they'll return to the regular price.

Also, I spent the past 3 days editing together this video showing the process of creating Hortense, which I hope you enjoy.




I'm popping to England in a few days and will be gone for 2 weeks, but business will return as usual when I am back. Any queries, you can always message me via my Tall Tales Productions Facebook page. Until then, here are some of my witch characters. Thank you for following this project!







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Monday, 4 June 2018

Act Now!


Hortense Pompeux - my beautifully made, 1:12 scale hand-sculpted, hand-painted resin figurine is now available for pre-sales. As many of you know, I offered the early birds $50 USD off the regular price. Well, if you're keen to have one of these beautiful witches - the first in the 'Good Witches Bad Wicthes™' Collection, then click over and buy yours now (here), because there are only 10 left at this price.

Got that?! There are 10 Hortense Figurines left at the $50 off price. ($175 instead of $225).

Buy your Hortense figurine, and support my work! Thank you so much for your interest in my witches, and my miniature work in general. By purchasing Hortense you enable me to keep doing what I'm doing. I'm truly grateful to those of you that purchase my work, or share the links with friends of yours who may like it.

Don't forget, you can find me at all the social media places...

Tall Tales Productions Facebook Page

Tall Tales Productions Instagram

Tall Tales Productions YouTube Channel

Tall Tales Productions Twitter



And the Tall Tales Productions Newsletter (so you don't miss out on news and promotions) is here!

Tall Tales Productions Webshop, where you can buy your very own beautifully detailed Hortense is here.

I'll be back soon to blog about the latest in witchy news...

Caroline
x










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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

A Collection of Witches...!

Hello, my favorite people! I hope those of you in the US and in the UK enjoyed the 3 day weekend! I spent it working on my latest witch which I have yet to unveil.... my Australian witch. (Still have about another week to go on her... I'm working slowly as I'm working with an injured arm!)

Anyway, updates...

Thank you to all those who purchased Hortense over the weekend and today. I am so glad that you did.

If any of you are considering getting her, let me point out that there are some left with the amazing $50 off deal.... so now's a great time to grab her - here.

To those of you that have written to me and said you're holding out for a different witch... first, thank you so much for your interest in my work. Secondly, I just want to add something here... to all of you really... without your support in making this Hortense run a success, there wont be anymore witches. And that would be such a sad thing. I am planning to release every single one of my witches as (very) affordable resin figurines, and I am already starting to embark on work for the second to be released (Olga - the Russian witch). But if this Hortense run doesn't happen, then I'll have to abort my plans to release my collection of witches.

If you love my witches but don't fancy buying a figurine / can't afford to buy, then thank you for taking this moment to show your support by sharing my work with someone who might like to purchase one. You can share my work via this blog, or better yet - via my Facebook Page, or my Instagram, or just by directly pasting this webshop link (https://www.tall-tales.com/hortense) in an email to someone who might like her!


Thank you for supporting what I do. I know some of you have followed this project for years, and with your support I can create the line of Collectible Resin Witch Figurines, and I can put out the books I am already working on and keen to put out. It's all of you who support my work (by either sharing my links or buying my work) that allows me to do what I do.

I leave you with some fun witch photos - a collection of them all huddled together, Olga (because she is the next one I will release this year - if Hortense is a success), and finally photos of Hortense who is available for purchase here now!

Also, a little moving glimpse of Hortense in this video I made below.









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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Have you Heard...?



Wow, according to my analytics data, very close to 1000 of you read yesterday's newsletter about Hortense's arrival! (Hortense - my first Collectible Witch Figurine goes on sale at the website).

Yesterday I sent out the first Tall Tales Newsletter letting people know that she's going to be available for pre-sale tomorrow (Friday 25 May at noon PST - that's early evening if you're in Europe, and early morning Sat if you're in Australia / NZ, and very very early Sat morning if you're in an Asian country)...



First 50 buyers get $50 off the total price. No discount code required - just be first in line and move fast as it's only the first 50 people who will get this massive saving.



For those that are NOT signed up to the Newsletter, please feel free to subscribe to it here. I wont clog your inbox, I'll never share your information with a third party and of course you can unsubscribe at any time.
Check your spam folder in case you miss a message.




Thanks again for your interest everyone! I'm so excited about creating this line of collectible witch figurines for you. Looking forward to issuing many more (providing this run is a sell-out success!) :)

Have a great evening everyone, and see you tomorrow at my website HERE at noon tomorrow (Friday May 25 at noon PST)!

Caroline xXx

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

PRE-SALES!

Hortense Pompeux - the very first of my witches from Good Witches Bad Witches™ to be made available as a resin figurine begins pre-sales THIS FRIDAY May 25th at 12 noon (PST)!

For those of you that are based in Europe, that's 8 or 9 pm this Friday for you. For those of you in Australia / New Zealand - that's 6 / 8 am Saturday for you. For those of you in China... well that's very very early for you Saturday morning! You get the idea... ;)


Hortense is a 1:12 scale hand-painted, beautifully detailed resin figurine and she comes with an artist base (with the Good Witches Bad Witches™ seal). Includes a signed certificate of authenticity. Shipping from the US all over the world. Find out more here at the webshop.


EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT

Now pay attention to this part... the FIRST 50 BUYERS RECEIVE $50 USD off the price.


That's right, it pays to be first in line. I am giving a massive discount to the very first 50 to purchase Hortense. $50 USD off the total price. No coupon code needed - just be first in line and pay $175 USD instead of $225 USD for Hortense.



PRE-SALES INFO

'Pre-sale' means that you pay a deposit for half of the total price and then you are invoiced the remaining half (plus shipping) when the figurines have been manufactured and are ready to ship. Shipping in 4th quarter 2018. All customers will be kept informed of updates and given notice of when to expect to receive your Hortense figurine. You can always email me at any time to query her progress. :)

​Your pre-sale allows me to make this run happen. It's your pre-sale money which pays to manufacture Hortense. Thank you for making it possible.



Don't forget to set your clocks... click here to buy your Hortense figurine on Friday at noon!



In the meantime, here are some fabulous photos of your Hortense figurine. Click to enlarge. Enjoy!












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Friday, 18 May 2018

Touching Base

Boy, do I appreciate how patient all you wonderful people are! I've told you Hortense would be available for pre-sales right around the time of Monsterpalooza (in April) and she is not! But she will be.... in less than a week (honest)!

We got just a tad delayed because I didn't think the base I'd had made for her was quite right. It was a lovely black wooden fine art base (and you can glimpse it in the Monsterpalooza photos I took here). So I'm delayed because I decided to scrap it and make something a bit quirkier for you. This new base is hand carved in a fun kooky way (by me) and I finished it with a 'Good Witches Bad Witches' kind of plaque or stamp on the side. I love how it turned out. You can see it in this video I posted on my Instagram here and also to the Faceboook page here.

If you're interested in more of the process of making this Hortense figurine, you can see videos of me casting the resin base for her at my Instagram here and also to the Faceboook page here!

For those more interested in simply purchasing her, pre-sales will commence soon, I promise. I just have to ship my lovely prototype off to the factory and we get this ball rolling! You can sign up to the Newsletter for updates and the announcement of when she's listed for pre-sales.

Early birds will get a really nice discount. So don't miss out on that!

I'll leave you with some working photos I took whilst making Hortense for you. Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

Any issues not addressed or concerns, please feel free to email me any time.
- Caroline xxx





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