I've just finished 3 witch busts. These are cloth busts on short candlesticks. The taller ones are 18 inches to the top of their hats, and the smaller on is 16 inches.
These 3 witches remind me of the "Madwomen of Chaillot". These are 3 best friends who are more comfortable living in a bygone era. There clothes are old-fashioned, they wear a lot of jewelry, and put on too much make-up. They are all a bit batty, and out of touch with reality.
This is Calliope. She is the "sweet one". She is nice - to a fault. She's also a bit gullible, and not too bright.
Genevieve is the "wise one". She is smart and truthful, but with a great deal of compassion.
Ambrosia is the "cynical one". She is quick to criticize, and the first to point out your faults. But underneath her gruff exterior, she loves her friends dearly.
I really enjoyed making their hats. I added a lot of feathers, bows, lace, jewelry, and even made some hat pins.
I hope you are all having a wonderful spring. Please get vaccinated, so we can all get back to normal!
Have fun, -AB