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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

WIP #1 - finished

well... finished except I still have to make a frame & build a plexiglass cover for it. But since Christel sent me that very nice comment I didn't want to keep her waiting.
May I present to you, Haggartha & her new home:

That's right Christel! Bet you never thought to see her ugly puss again did you?
You see everyone, I bought Haggartha from Cristel Hutson at least a year ago.
I can see having spent the past year in a dark cupboard has done nothing for her attitude (Haggartha's not Christel's LOL).Here she is offering up an lovely red apple but look closely at the firepit.... Our delightful hag uses bones to fuel her fire.and if you're really curious about where that bone supply comes from, just look at the other side of her house. Either big rats gnaw on bones or it's Hagartha's delivery boy.

My clay is still drying; I've no idea how long it will actually take and while it did crackle, I think I should have mixed it more and had it smoother.
Here you can see the steps leading down into Haggartha's basement abode. I think the clay could also have done with more acrylic paint to give it a deeper darker brown but live and learn!Since my gourd came with no attached stem I added my own. What you see here is a rubberized "plant stem" that was once part of a Halloween wreath. I added the spider (it's that dark blob). The snake is one of those soft squishy toys that one of the boys left for their Nana to use (they just don't remember it that way); I had my choice of the soft green one you see hanging, a bright pink one or a soft purple one.
I'm not sure if I'll keep the gecko at the base of the stem.

So there you have it!
One less WIP, approximately 3 million left to do!


  1. Te ha quedado estupenda! Lo de los huesos muy desagradable!(como tiene que ser). Ya estoy esperando con ilusion los tres millones de cosas que te faltan por hacer. ES broma.
    Un beso

  2. oh my!! Karin, this is an awesome scene! I was so excited to see Haggarthas ugly old face again..and yes the attitude is there for sure! Love it! Thank you so much for mentioning me, I am so pleased at what you did with her! She is so much more with your additions..she's perfectly wicked!!! xoxox Christel

  3. Oh gosh Karin this is simply wonderful. I have been clicking on all the photographs over and over and each time I have seen another great detail.
    The fabulous witch has been given the perfect scene. Better late than never!

  4. me again..just had to come back and take a peek at the wonderful details! My Daughter in law is so she wants a Haggatha too..and of course a gourd house! xoxo Christel

  5. Wow..I love it!!! It is really a wonderful the skeleton with the rats :-)

  6. She's wonderful and so is your scene!

  7. Karin ... I just love this! You have done a really great job with it and I really like the way you did the 'stem/twig' on top of the gourd! Don't change a thing and, for goodness sake, would ya quit worrying about that dang mud? It is perfect!!
    hugs, luny


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