Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Flight Of The Old Monster
They say the handle of her broom was made from the taproot of an ancient oak. The oak still stands at the heart of the woods, growing greater and darker with every passing year. Darker, branching ever darker... and in the village, if you hear someone speaking of the "Old Monster" you know not whether they speak of the tree, or of the one that rides it...

15 comments:

JacqueLynn said...

SO wonderful, and spooky, I need this look for Halloween. Great feel!

LDahl said...

Jacquelynn,thank you!! My sons used to tease me and tell me it was impossible for me to do scary stuff. It's still hard(I frighten easily:)))but I am getting closer I think. I wanted to do a real "wicked witch", one that might be accused of cursing cattle or causing hair-loss. One, that if met on a dark wooded road, you would not soon forget!

Anonymous said...

A portrait of me? How kind };-}
Really like your illustrations!

LDahl said...

Anonymous, you are my twin??!! :)))
I have my haggie daze too!! Shall we go flying into the night and scare some kiddies?

Anonymous said...

With pleasure – it is kiddies that made me this way! The WOW Coven has a delightful selection of hags. Maybe a Labrat could be bold enough to stand up to my Hellcat who screams like a banshee in the Sandbox.

LDahl said...

Labrat bring tasty crunchable treats to Hellcat. Rat been in lab long enough not to be dummy, knows how to use Physic gifts to make slaves open fridge at midnight for snacks. Rat knows life is more than naps, must keep one eye on things. Rat knows about cat poem book, Labrat not mention again.
Look deep into rodent eyes... Hellcat getting sleepy... all is soft and warm...sleepier...so sleepy...Labrat is Hellcat's ********************* **************************.....

Hellcat is awake and refreshed, Hellcat wants out now, Hellcat likes Rodents that toast marshmallows in fire of Hellcat's glare. Have a nice day Hellcat!

Anonymous said...

Mwhahahaaaa, LabRat knows how to Enslave LabRat? We shall seeeeee ... could be a future accidentally fatal incident} ;-}

Anonymous said...

Mwhahahaaaa, LabRat knows how to Enslave HELLCAT? We shall seeeeee ... could be a future accidentally fatal incident} ;-} My Haggie Daze is also related to divine brain power which misses the odd corresponding rhyming word, then repeats the first instead ... all part of being a Genius!

LDahl said...

...all part of being hypnotized you mean!!!
BWWWAHhhaahahahaha!

The Tart said...

VERY WICKED....have you read the book...this is what the wicked witch of the west looks like to me.

So wonderfully done!

LDahl said...

Jody, I think I know what book you mean, my daughter wanted me to read it, but she had loaned her copy and never saw it again... then we forgot!! I must remember to find that one:)))
Yes this old one has gone over to the dark side and I don't think there is any coming back for her. She has gone too far and is enjoying being wicked, which makes her very dangerous indeed! Thank you so much for commenting, I was almost afraid to post her:)))

cristosova said...

Oh, so that was your witch! She happens to be among my favorites. She looks very intense and earnest and superbly dark OLD *having it seen all*.

LDahl said...

Cristosova, thank you for the much appreciated comment! one of your favorites? Wow! 'Cause there are some really great ones! The old hag shocked me at first, but she is growing on me:)))(Hey, I just let them out of the bag...they are like children, most of the time I don't tell them who they have to be.)

Mick said...

:O ... the tree? or the one that rides it? Jeepers!!!

LDahl said...

Mick, Creepers!! Ha! Cut a tree's tap root and it dies... Yeah, I wouldn't be taking any peppermints from that darlin' crone.