J.C. Leyendecker was an illustrator best know for his chiseled-featured Arrow shirt men and the elegant ladies and gentlemen in the 1920’s Kuppenheimer clothing adds.
It’s hard to believe that he also created this all too creepy witch, flying across the moon, for the Saturday Evening Post.
But he did.
Witches Night Out from October 1923
I’m one of those people who sees something and thinks to himself, “I could make that.”
Case in point…this plywood “folk-art” witch.
I made that, yes, yes I did. I saw one in a boutique for $200. It was nothing more than a plywood shape with a witch painted on it. I had a jig saw, I had craft paint….and I had time. She turned out a little more “cartoony” than I had hoped…but I was still pretty darn proud.
That was about 10 years ago.
That was also the last time I did anything with her. My tastes have changed over the past few years and it’s a little sad that she has been out of sight for way too long now…
Just kinda hanging around in the old garage…actually, aging very nicely. The Texas heat has crackled the paint in a way that I could never duplicate intentionally.
Everyone should know by now that we have been feverishly cleaning out our garage in recent weeks. Scaling back on the stuff we don’t really need/use anymore. I couldn’t bear to just throw her away…..or even donate her to Goodwill. After a friend suggested that I try to sell her on Etsy; I wondered if anyone who reads our blog would be interested in her.
We’ve never done anything like this before…but we thought, “What the Heck”….
So, here’s the Deal-E-O.
If you want her….and will promise to give her the home she deserves. I will send her to you…I’ll even cover the shipping. (You just have to live in the Continental United States. Sorry to all our global readers.)
Leave a comment on this post, ……….or, if you prefer, send us an email, Chznone2@aol.com
We’ll draw a winner randomly on Saturday, October 6…….
Oh, and we do expect a picture of her hanging in the winners home.