Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Jack O' Lanterns for a Halloween Bathroom

A couple years ago I posted a Halloween Bathroom set. Well. I found more treats for the bathroom. Don't you just love these! I found them on Amazon while searching for Halloween bedding.
Wishing you all a wonderful week!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Send in the Clowns or Send Them Away

When making this next series of Clowns I had a few interesting memories come to mind. I was thinking about a certain abandoned home from my childhood. The home was off a dirt road called Lone Tree Road. You could not see the home from the road only corn fields. The home was very spooky and said to be haunted. The man who lived and died in the house was a Clown who preformed with the Ringling Brothers Circus. I only went into the home once it was a very short visit!

The song Send in the Clowns was written by Stephen Sondheim in 1973 for the musical A Little Night Music. The song was not actually about clowns but how we as humans can be foolish in life.
The song was made popular by Frank Sinatra and Judy Collins.

Isn't it rich?
Are we a pair?
Me here at last on the ground,
You in mid-air.
Where are the clowns?

Isn't it bliss?
Don't you approve?
One who keeps tearing around,
One who can't move...
Where are the clowns?
Send in the clowns.
          -Stephen Sondheim

Well I think I may have been foolish as a kid to go into that house. The house where the clown lived.
And just maybe these clowns will be adopted and I can send them away!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

More Witchtastic Finds

A black cat apron! These should come back into style.
A vintage style Spirit Board love the look of this one! I don't really mess with them after two of my friends had loved ones pass they wanted to contact them. A board was used. We caught some footage and well I should post it and let you see for yourself!
A lovely Scorpion Amber Necklace. I happen to be one Astrologically speaking so this is perfect for me!

A Witch can never have too many shoes! Love the different laces.
All these amazing finds can be found at the Victorian Trading Company.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Clowns and Hags

Here is a little trio of Clowns I finished. They are grubby and prim and made with found parts of all sorts. I'm not sure which one I like best.
And here is a few of the Hags. I like their noses which are metal screws of different kinds. Back to painting and staining for me. I hope to share the candy box soon. Thanks for stopping by be back soon!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Meet My Primitive Poppets

Poppets are an old spelling of puppet. In folk magic a poppet is a doll that represents a person for casting spells on that soul, or to aid them through magic. I'm not sure if I will command them to do my bidding. I like them as they are little spookies!  My poppets are made with found parts of all sorts. They are full of spirits! Wine spirits that is. I used wine corks for their bodies.
I also found a wonderful New England Folklore Blog I'd like to share with you. I found this in my search for interesting info on poppets. Click here to have a look see!
I'll be listing my poppets on ebay soon I'll let you know. Wishing you all a magical weekend!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Happy August and Corn Husk Dolls

Corn Husk Doll Weaver/ Spinner and Corn Husk Doll Harvest Mother Guardian.
I was told as a child the Harvest Mother Guardian looked over and blessed the first Wheat and Corn Harvest. She would roam the fields keeping watch at night.  You see she has a little candle in her lantern. These two are from my collection.
A wonderful photo from the 1950's of a Corn Husk Doll Maker creating her magical doll!
Finishing touches.
Two master works from maker Roslie Piess.
A book I'd like to read.
Oil painting by artist Ruth Blosser.
Happy August!