Description Emerald the Enchanting Witch was made by Girls World, a Milton Bradley company, in 1972. She stood a little over 6-inches tall (with her hat), with purple skin and green hair. She came dressed in traditional witch attire updated to Mod by her short black dress, long black boots and purple flower in her tall pointed hat.The really cool thing about Emerald was her eyes. The Sparkly yellow green eye make up is enhanced when you snap an AA battery in her back and her emerald eyes light up and flicker! What girl could resist that!The original oil painting is my portrait of Emerald, The sweetest of all the witches. Inspired by my love of all things kitsch, the Nibblefest theme of Shadows, and upcoming Halloween festivities, I wanted Emerald to look slightly spooky while maintaining her lovable nature. I really like the tiny sparks of light shown in her eyes, as if in preview of her true magical abilities
Noelle Hunt, Toronto Member Since July 2007 Artist Statement Internationally-known Canadian artist Noelle Hunt works in a studio full of her muses collectible pieces of vintage kitsch. Her work, under the name WickedDollz, has been featured in magazines and celebrity homes around the world.
One reviewer wrote, "Ms. Hunt's style can best be described as "nouveau retro." Gathering inspiration from pin-up girls, big-eyed children, pity puppies and tiki bars, Noelle studies the objects of her affection and reshapes them in a modern style. Her artwork, like her personality, is delightfully unpretentious.
Noelle's early work, revolving around disturbing representations of the female form, echoed a tragic eating disorder that nearly took her life. Her recent work, however, is inspired by lighter, nostalgic things, like Big Eyed Dolls and Mattel's Liddle Kiddles, as well as newer dolls like Pullips, and Takara Blythe. Now, with tongue set firmly in cheek, she continues to express her own brand of humor and exorcise the demons. Please feel free to email with any questions or comments