WITCH CRAFTS

WITCH CRAFTS

Monday, February 4, 2013

EJ TAYLOR CLASS & "HANSEL & GRETEL" WITCHES

I'm so excited to find out that doll artist EJ TAYLOR is teaching classes this year! EJ is one of my favorite doll artists. He was living in England for years, but recently moved back to the US a few years ago. He's a member of NIADA (National Institute of American Doll Artists), and will be teaching a COSTUME & PATTERNING class this year in San Francisco at the end of June. (NIADA website: www.niada.org)

He will also be teaching his costuming class in San Antonio, TX in March. Rosie Rojas (a great doll artist herself) will be hosting the class. I'm hoping to take this class! (Email Rosie at: rosierojas@msn.com)

Plus, he's teaching a full 5 day class to make a paperclay doll in his style, in Mt Vernon, NY April 3-7 (EJ email: ej.taylor@ymail.com)

Here's some of EJ's work:


 
 
Also, I saw "Hansel & Gretel, Witch Hunters" -- pretty good action movie (rated R). There's lots of gore (killing witches is ugly business), and they take a lot of licence within the time period with costumes & weaponry. But, mostly, it's fun and camp. Here's the "Head Dark Witch" in her mortal look, transforming to her true "witch" look: (love her wand!)
 


 



 
And, to even the "witchery", Hansel & Gretel find out not all witches are dark. (Are you a good witch or a bad witch?) To help vanquish the Dark Witch, a White Witch helps the duo with the fight. We learn White Witches are good, and are not able to harm mortals:

(Sorry, couldn't find a good photo of her looking to the camera)
 
Best line in the film-- The Dark & White Witches squares off, with wands drawn. Dark Witch says: You White Witches always look so funny with a wand in your hand. What are you going to do -- hit me with a love spell???
The White Witch winds up & lashes her with a ball of fire from her wand, just missing the Dark Witch's head. The Dark Witch looks incredulous, screams, & runs for the hills! 
 
(I just love a good Witch Fight!)
 


2 comments:

Teresa LACETERNALOVE said...

... YES , WE ' WHITE WITCHES ' DO NOT HARM ...

Teresa LACETERNALOVE said...

YES , WHITE WITCHES DO NOT HARM ...
WE ARE GOOD WITCHES ...

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