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Lisa M. Nelson

Bucks County, PA USA

Macabre Witch and Pumpkin Art Doll


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Art: Macabre Witch and Pumpkin Art Doll by Artist Lisa M. Nelson
One would think pumpkins and witches would live in harmony since they both represent the same holiday. But not in this case. Seems the little pumpkin guy knows what this witch has in mind. She's bold enough to wear her pumpkin pie recipe on the brim of her hat! She is what the nuns used to call "a brazen article". Tillie the witch is creepy bordering on ghoulishly odd and is made of my own original design without the use of a commercial pattern. I used soft cotton for her head, neck and hands. She is both machine stitched and hand stitched. Her outfit is sewn onto her body and made of Victorian style soft cotton fabrics, velvet ric rac and black vintage cluny lace. She wears three Victorian black glass buttons with irridesent luster - a round one on her neckline and two that are rectangular - one at each cuff. Tillie is stuffed with soft polyfil. She has a matching hand stitched wool felt hat which you can remove. The hat is enhanced with vintage style orange velvet ric rac and has an attached pumpkin pie recipe card I made for her. Tillie's macabre face is hand painted using professional acrylics, permanent watercolor pencils and ink and she has warts on her nose and chin for those of us who like warty witches. Her nose and chin are figural and very pointy and large. She wears black witchie boots that are also hand painted. Her jet black hair is pure wool that's been needle felted into her head with a touch of glue at the hairline. Her elbows and knees are tied for posing. She's about 25" tall. The pumpkin guy is hand sculpted and hand painted clay and he's about 3" high. He's painted with professional acrylics and sealed with UV resistant varnish.

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