Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Gwallter the Welsh Goblin

It's time for the EHAG Artist Challenge and here is my piece
"Gwallter, the Welsh Goblin"

Goblins are a very different and often grotesque variety of gnomes. They are small, mischievous creatures that revel in harassing and annoying humankind with their pranks. They are often playful, but they have a spiteful and selfish nature and are prone rudeness. They love to throw rocks, alter signposts, hide objects, and they’ll stick their tongue out at you if confronted. Goblins inhabit much of the world and can be found near rocky outcroppings and around the roots of ancient trees at the forests edge.

Around St Patrick’s Day Goblins are said to play tricks on the Leprechauns as well, which causes much hoopla in the Fairy world. The Leprechauns, also known as Fairy Cobblers have a dislike for Goblins because they have a habit of hiding their shoe buckles in the hollows of oak trees.

Halloween is the Goblins favorite time as they are more prone to Tricks than Treats.
“Gwallter” has been caught hiding a Halloween Ghost pumpkin, so, in true Goblin form,
he has stuck out his tongue to nettle you further.

9 1/2" (h) x 5" x 5"
Gwallter is available on Ebay.
Please be sure to check out the other EHAG artists challenge work as well!
Thank You SO much for your interest and

Happy St. Patricks Day!


Johanna Parker said...

What a wild character Deb ~ he's great, tongue and all... hehe! Thanks for playing along :)

~ Johanna

Marisa Stein said...

He looks wonderful! I love the way he sticks his tongue out at you.

Len said...

He is beautifully realized. The modelling makes him a very believable character. Great work.

Designs By CK said...

GRRREAT challenge piece Deb & happy St. Paddie's!

CK >:-)

Gina said...

Love it! Gwallter looks like he's ready for some mischief... so expressive.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Wonderful! I love how he's blowing a raspberry!