The greatest creations are those that as you create them, you get lost in your thoughts, by the time you're tired of thinking you're holding in your hands, something from deep within...

Welcome inside my head, my heart...

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Elderly Witch and her elderly pet dragon...

Hi Everyone! My goodness time has flown.
My apologies for the lack of posts! It's been crazy, yet again!


I just got back from the retreat with Sherry & Jean. It was of course awesome! Learned a ton! Sherry and her family warmly opened up their amazing home to all of us. It was so special, I can hardly wait to be back there next year. Hopefully I'll be able to get up some pictures of all the fun soon.

In the weeks prior to the retreat, I'd been desperately trying to pack and ship my supplies, finish my retreat challenge piece amongst many other things. I created a few pieces before I left that needed to go with me, when I get pics I'll share those too.

For now, here's my newest...
I learned an incredible amount during its creation. I've never before attempted, this old. I think I'm most excited about her hat and little tiny pocket! Can you see it? hee heee!


A few years ago a friend of mine shared a poem with me that was found on the internet, written by "angel" as pertains to commercial type witches and why they may have appeared as they did. It sheds a very different light. It's a very sad poem and it has stuck with me since. You can read it here if you'd like... She Returns...

This piece was indirectly inspired by both the poem and my good friend who shared it with me, who just happens to be a witch.

I hope she likes the, kinder gentler vision and interpretation. I wanted to show her as the gentle old woman she is, someone who might even just be tired of acting out the part every Halloween simply because of how she is portrayed and gladly retires to her quiet spot in the woods, to her faithful companion, her elderly little dragon.











As always, thank you for stopping by :)






Hope you are all enjoying the season.













Love and hugs,
Sprite

14 comments:

Sycamore Moon Studios said...

Really, really lovely. Well done!

anjah said...

Oh wow, I love this witch, she has a very nice face! And the dragon is also totally sweet. Great job! Greetings, Anjah

Shashi Nayagam said...

Oh wow Sprite you are awesome and your art is awesome.

MaryO said...

Your sensitivity and talent never cease to amaze me...I'm a devoted fan. MOM

Joanna Thomas said...

I look forward to your pictures from the retreat! Thank you for sharing your witch and her pet dragon. This piece really has a lot of emotion going on and when I look at it I can feel the story surrounding it. Wonderful!
xoxox

Sue said...

Wow...she is amazing, as is the dragon! Fabulous!

Looking forward to your pics from the retreat.

Catherine said...

Wow, I love her she is stunning and the dragon!!
The whole scene! Your work so inspires me!
Blessings :)

HElen said...

Amazing work!!!!

Sprite said...

Thank you so much for the wonderful comments everyone!! :) I'm so thrilled that you like them. It really meant a lot to me to be able to create this piece..

Hopefully I'll get the retreat pics up by this weekend! So fun, but man I'm still recovering ha ha ha :)

Have a wonderful day!

Sprite

Bear said...

I am late I am late but oh so inspired Sprite bite shes such a wonderful older witch and I adore her her hat is perfect for her sweetie and she is perfectly bewdiful!
love n hugs bear xoxoxo

BabesbyBarb said...

I love these pieces, thanks for sharing them with us
barb

Connie said...

Sprite your witch turned out wonderful! you sculpt old EXCELLENTLY!

julie campbell said...

She is so beautiful Sprite, you can almost feel her spirit looking at her, wonderful sculpting,
julie xxx

morton-n-freinds said...

all i can say after reading that poem is wow...i had never thought of witches in that way, nor will i ever again, although sad it puts a name and face to women who have suffered at the hands of a male dominant society.