I am finding myself a little sad that it is already day twenty-eight of Thirty Days of Halloween With Me, Laura (#30DayOfHalloweenWithMe) and there are only three days left. I love witches and in this post, I am sharing a lot of myself! Here goes.
When I was little I read this book over and over and over again, Little Witch. Minx (short for Minikin) was my hero. She was mischievous and clever, daring and well…not really a witch at all. It is out of print now but you can find it online sometimes. This is my copy. I love that it was 50 cents and that I got it at a school book fair. I love the illustrations by Lisl Weil (who by the way has illustrated more than 100 children’s books which makes her another hero)!
I am in love with the theater, especially Broadway shows. I have seen Wicked seven times in NYC and can’t wait to go again. Elpheba is another one of my heroes. She is a stand for equality, fairness and friendship. She, like Minx, is daring and courageous and has a beautiful heart. My favorite actress to play her role is hands down, Idina Menzel.
I have lots of witch dolls and costumes for them too but my current fave is the mini LaLaLoopsy. She lives in my witch can that I painted with a Kelly Doll witch, a Madame Alexander Elphie and a witch Polly Pocket.
There are tons of great movies with witches for characters but Kiki is the best. She is the star of Kiki’s Delivery Service. She is a witch coming of age to go out on her own and her adventure makes my heart sing. She, like my other favorite characters in witch stories, is willing to take risks to brighten the world we live in. (PS – Second up is Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies.)
I don’t know why witches get such a bad rap. There are more good ones in fiction that I think they get credited. The magic that many of them create is for the good and that rocks. I have created witches in lots of mediums in my crafty career. Here is a collage of some of my works.
And before I sign off, a project for you to do at home… Make a witch with Elmers Glue and Watercolors to decorate for the holiday. The tutorial for this project is on a blog post earlier in the month and you can find it HERE.
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