Kitchen Witch

Work in progress: Kitchen Witch
The girl from my sketchbook that I posted a few weeks ago formed the inspiration for this drawing. When I was a little kid, we had a kitchen witch hanging up in the window over the sink. It was this kitschy cute 70s/early 80s sort of thing, very like this one here, from this fun Etsy shop:

When I think about the old kitchen witch, I get this warm sense of childhood nostalgia, taking me back to a time when things were safe and simple and I was really innocent and nothing was complicated yet.

I decided to draw a bit of an update of the idea, without using the witchy stereotype of the old woman with the nose. 

Kitchen Witch detail
I'm pretty happy with her so far, especially with the little owl that frequently shows up in drawings. I'm also really happy with the glass jars and their zinc lids, although the pattern I used to signify the preserves didn't work out quite the way that I'd hoped. The colors make me super happy, all warm and soft and cozy. 

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