Thursday, January 29, 2009

Witch for ALL holidays

My latest creative output is this crone-ish old witch. She was inspired by a challenge by one of my ebay artists' groups - AHQU - and her auction can be viewed through Sunday, January 31st.

The challenge was to create an art piece that depicted a witch surrounded by lots of holiday symbols. New Years, Valentines, St. Pats, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween (of course!), Thanksgiving, and Christmas all had to be included in the piece... plus any other holidays we wanted to add!

Well, a lot of us in that group were stunned by the enormity of the challenge. That quickly changed for some of us as the creative lightbulbs started popping. I already had this witch sculpt (body & head only) started from last Fall. She had been sitting in a rocking chair peeking over my shoulder. I would pick her up and wonder about her future from time to time. Originally, she was to hold a bowl of real candy in her lap - under that crone face - sharing her candy with any takers... if any!

I think she and I both like this finish better. It was a fun project and I even threw in 2 "firecrackers" for Chinese New Years.
Happy Year of the Ox, everyone!


Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Oh Karen! AMAZING! I'm so blown away! She is fabulous! It is so cool how you incorporated every holiday perfectly. I didn't get a chance to make the challenge this time. Hopefully the next one.

Lisa :)

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Wow Karen! She's great!!!

Those bunny slippers have me howling!!!! Too cute!

Enchanted Blessings,

vintagepaletteart said...

She's hilarious!!! What a creative mind you have! Wonderful challenge piece!

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi again Karen! You've just been tagged!

It's fun and simple as can be! Come to visit and you will see! Ooh that rhymes!

Lisa :)

Bone*Head*Studios said...

AHAHAHA!!!!!Karen this has got to be my ALL TIME FAVORITE doll!!!!! I can't believe how fabulous she is!!!!!...I only wish I could have thought of it, first!!!!!