By August, I'm always craving the Fall and thoughts of Halloween. Here are some pieces I've been working on.
This is a hand-carved Halloween witch wrapped in a celestial robe.
Last year, I actually carved and painted this, but always thought it needed a little something extra. After painting the handle of the broom, I attached a hand-sculpted paper-clay black cat to the top. A bit a vibrant green Fun Fur for added texture, and she's got a whole new look!
Based on an antique Halloween postcard, here's another witch I carved and painted. For this piece, I focused on giving her quilted apron lots of detail.
Carving side-views are always very challenging, but it was the best way to capture her walking away from the pumpkin patch, carrying a terrified jack o'lantern. Obvsiously, he's worried about being tonight's dessert!
Two stacked laughing jack o'lanterns carved from one solid piece of wood.
It's secured to an old child's block that I painted, stressed, and added, "Merry Halloween." Fun Fur once again, adds some softness and texture.
I have to admit...I'm very partial to the ravens! This fellow is perched on top of a hand-carved pumpkin. I added vintage velvet leaves on top.
Raven's just scream, "Halloween!" don't they?
Well, that and, "Nevermore!"
This silly trio was carved from three separate wooden eggs.
Happy here has vintage leaves and rusted wire for the vines.
Grumpy obviously doesn't like being stuck in the middle.
Goblins and witches and brownies and such....
Folks can't see and folks can't touch!!