Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Our First Halloween Witch for the Season









Happy 'Mid' September to one and all.... again the time keeps on slippin slippin slippin into the future!! can it be only a couple weeks till October??!!! The Bewitching'est and Most magical month of the year!!!
I am getting very inspired with all these thoughts of haints, spookies, witches and anything else that Bumps in the night... I am sure that I do not need to explains these energetic and electric feelings to most of you who already know all too well the
Excitement that is Halloween Season!!! Oh to live in Halloween town 365 days a year...ahhhhhh!
Anyway, started to get out a few decorations and even have bought a few new things for the New Halloween Year and that all got me excited about doing a doll. So we started work on this little lady above...'Madda Gnatwick Gribblegob' ...and of course her familiar 'Sir Scribe' . I remember well from my childhood when teachers (or visiting grandmas) would come in and read to the class...either in school or the library... that was a great time of my life... I myself was not a big reader...to fidgety, but when someone read to me...I was very still and alll ears!! I have heard that today this is a more rare occurrence...and though they do have library reading hours in a few libraries here and there...they are still few and far between...so sad. I know the school system of today is bogged down with many children and reading hour is more difficult... So I thought...A Retired Witch...who loves to read and write , she has nothing but time on her hands what with all the spells etc being put aside in retirement... how about she joins the volunteer force that grows daily and starts reading stories to the kids... bingo!!
I like this lady...she represents everything positive in life... time spent worthwhile ... a positive force , a guiding figure that teaches the mind to grow and use imagination....
So up popped Madda!!! I am very pleased with this doll...she is one of those dolls that came out exactly how I envisioned her and did not stray one bit from my mental and heart design on who she should be... I can even smell the candy corn and candy apples...lol.
So I figure this is a great way to get the Halloween Season off to a good start for myself...
Hope you enjoy this little lady.... I have put her on EBAY
there you can read more of her story and see more pictures... Thanks for taking a peek
Happy Pre-Haunting Everyone...
Hugs,
Jodi

41 comments:

Julia said...

Madda is fabalous, Jodi and I love her scribe, lol. I have a story telling witch in my Wizards and Wands Bookstore who reads to the little witches :0) and our local library still has a weekly reading hour, not run by witches, may I hasten to add!

Isn't it wonderful when something turns out exactly as you envisage them :0)

I am off now to take a look at her on Ebay,
Julia @bearcabinminiatures
xx

Thespa said...

Oh, my word! She is exceptional! So many wonderful details and even the cat! Very cool!

Thespa
www.creepsoftly.blogspot.com

Moriah said...

She's fantastic, Jodi! I so love looking at your dolls! You never miss a single detail. Brilliant!

Marie S said...

OMG! Madda is a spittin' image of my grandmother!
She is wonderful.
Boos and hisses!

rosanna said...

Jodi, she is wonderful! she so sweet and wise with a witty sparkle in her eyes. I wish she were my Grandaunt... I still have my Grandma and I cannot betray her like that ;o))Another masterpiece. How can you always make something better than the preVious work ? it's magic. Rosanna

Michelle's Mad World said...

She is just so amazing in every single way! There is everything to love about her and more! :o)) A master piece in every way....just wonderful. ;o)

Michelle xxx

Debbie said...

Jodi, I did leave a comment over on your facebook. Madda is magnificent, I love the story you wrote for her. Hugs xxx

julie campbell said...

Oh she is wonderful ! I just love everything about her, especially that amazing face !
julie xx

Marisa Stein said...

She's wonderful! I really love her cat too.

Robin said...

She is just WONDERFUL...and I love her scribe, blinking through those specs!

Kat the hat lady! said...

Wow she is wonderful, I love the little cat too!

William Bezek said...

You've out done yourself...fantastic!
All the little details only enrich this fully rendered personality, the little Victorian boots are so wonderful and the happy pumpkin pot hanging from her waist. I hope the money gods smile upon this one and reward you handsomely, because she is worth it indeed.

Diane Costanza said...

Breathtaking, sublime work, as always.

Diane

Maria Narbon said...

Preciosa brujita!!!
y parece que muy ocupada en repartir cosas...!!!
Un encanto!!!

Mags Cassidy said...

She is amazing, love her!
Mags

Patricia Cabrera said...

I am spechless!!! Madda is perfection! I love everything about her and her companion. One can see your master skills!Smiles~

Teresa Martínez- IGMA artisan said...

Preciosa muñeca Jodi.

Tallulah Belle said...

I love her and the idea :-)

One of the things I like so much about this one...and there are many, but the broom. The way it curves onto the floor rather than being all stiff. Might seem an odd thing to notice but I think it really adds movement to it all.

Patty Benedict said...

FUN!!!!!!!! off to check her out and read her story on eBay! HUGS!! Patty

Creager Studios said...

Hi Julia...

Thanks so much for such kind words...happy you like this little Story Telling Gal...boy I can only wish that stories were read by witches...would that be wonderful!

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Thank You Thank You Thespa...so happy you like her and her little Scribe too!!

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hi Moriah...

Thanks so much...I do love little details... no matter how small...as a matter of fact I see about 6 more I wish I had added to her... but alas...she told me she was finished...so I had to listen!!

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hi Marie...

Thank You so much...you know it's funny...when I create dolls like this...my dear grandpa seems to pop out too... they say an artist creates the fondest memories ...
you grannie must have been a wonderful lady...I am guessing red hair too!!

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hi Rosanna...

Great to see you... and Thank You so much for the kind words...glad you enjoy my little lady.... I do close my eyes at times and wish for a little lday like this living down the street...how wonderful that would be...

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hi Michelle...

Wow...such sweet words...thank you so much. Happy she brings you smiles!!

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hi Debbie...thank you dear friend for the sweet comments on both Facebook and Here in Bloglandia...they mean a lot...

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Thank You so much Julie...means a lot to me

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hi Marisa...

So Happy you like this little Lady...and a proper witch never goes anywhere without her trusted cat!! lol

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hi Robin...

Thanks a million...glad you enjoy little Madda....and her kit Kat...doesn't it make you wonder what books the cat reads??

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Howdy Kat...

Thanks for the kind words about this little bewitching duo

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hi William...

Thanks so much for your very kind words.... and here's to hoping that your words about the 'Money Gods' go straight to their ears...
In a perfect world ..right!!

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hi Diane...

Tank You Tank You...you are so sweet...

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Gracias Maria!!

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hi Mags...

Wonderful to see you...thank you so much for your kind words

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hello Patricia...

Thank You so much for your very kind and sweet words...so happy you like this little pair...

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Gracias Teresa


Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hi Jayne...

Thank You so so much...I too feel the same way about the broom... we worked on it 3 times...to get it just right...had to have that 'movement' as you say...

Hugs

Creager Studios said...

Hi Patty...

Thank You much...so happy you like her...oh to have 'teachers' like that in school...oh to 'go' to a school like that...my heart is in Hogwarts!!

Hugs

Clara said...

¡Esta dama es increible! Desprende alegria y optimismo. Me encanta.
Besos Clara

Creager Studios said...

Thank You so Much Clara...so happy you like her...

Hugs

Gerry said...

I have followed your blog (on bloglines) for quite some time and I am always just taken aback by your beautiful work.

I love how your dolls look as if they are going to come to life at any moment. The detail is simply amazing!

This one I watched (as I usually do) on eBay and just about fell off my chair at the final auction price - WOW!!!!

I can hardly wait to see your next creation. Blessings.