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Witch Apprentices: "Is It Supposed To Do That?'

This is for Witches , Pumpkins and Ghouls OH MY!!!!, hosted by ManipulateThis.


Theme: Hallowe’en Theme

Guidelines: For those of you who want to participate with less dark photos, I have them for you to choose from.  You can take a much more tamer approach…

Level: Novitiate, Beginner, Level 2

Due Date: October 31st, 2017


It's great that there's a Hallowe'en contest that doesn't have to be gory. 

I was going to say there aren't any faerie horror stories; but, there are a few. 

[They are rather Grimm.] 



Halloween or Hallowe'en (Or, All HallowsEvening)[5][6][7], or All Saints' Eve,[8] is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day.

It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide,[9] the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including martyrs and saints (hallowed).[10][11]

Many Halloween traditions originated from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain.[1][7][12][13][14][15] 

Samhain (pronounced /ˈsɑːwɪn/ SAH-win or /ˈsaʊ.ɪn/ SOW-in) is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year.

Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to 1 November, as the Celtic day began and ended at sunset.

This is about halfway between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals, along with ImbolcBealtaine and Lughnasadh.


Resources: [Required Stock Denoted With An * Asterisk]


* Black Witch I, by GillianStock * [Model: Me [GillianStock], Photographer: Carlotta Golfrè]

* witch 6, by magikstock*

Modern Witch 3, by Mihaela-VStock

* Black Cloak Stock 1, by Rivendell-PhotoStock *

 Gothic Doll Stock 02, by Gilliann [Model: Gilliann, Photographer: BansheeChild

* Little Witch 3, by deathbycanon-stock *

[Little Witch 1, by deathbycanon-stock was actually the Required Stock. But, this was substituted from the series, to match the sightlines.

Fae and Faerie:

* Blushing fairy, by atistatplay*


Vine Fairy 5, by PirateLotus-Stock With, butterfly 5, by kayne-stock

Flying fairy png, by Kibblywibbly

Hallowe’en Resources:

* Scabby Old Crow PNG.., by AledJonesDigitalArt*

* Stock - Halloween special witch .. Cauldron walk, by S-T-A-R-gazer *

* Halloween 2, by MoraNox-Stock *

* Halloween Package, by Eirian-stock *

Plants and Animals:

Bare-Branched Tree by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Bare Branched Tree II by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Ivy by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Ivy I by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Tendrils by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

White Wolf Stock 21, by HOTNStock

New White Wolves 11, by Lakela

Dog PNG.., by AledJonesDigitalArt

Flock of Birds Flying Away in Distance PNG Stock, by annamae22

Cut-out stock PNG 68 - jackdaws in the tree, by Momotte2stocks

Cut-out stock PNG 22 - Sarloos wolf, by Momotte2stocks

Cut-out stock PNG 97 - marsh tit, by Momotte2stocks

Cut-out stock PNG 108 - Sweet barn owl, by Momotte2stocks

Cut-out stock PNG 30 - working crow, by Momotte2stocks

Cut-out stock PNG 09 - sweet red fox Lola, by Momotte2stocks

Cut-out stock PNG 08 - nice red squirrel, by Momotte2stocks

Cut-out stock PNG 21 - lovely crow, by Momotte2stocks

Pumpkin PNG, by KarahRobinson-Art

Pumpkin Patch Stock PNG, by KarahRobinson-Art

Wet Leaves Png Stock Pack, by KarahRobinson-Art

Other Resources:

Candle PNG, by Jean52

Picnic bench, by TinaLouiseUk

Stone Wall, by TinaLouiseUk

Sky, by TinaLouiseUk

Sky Stock 05, by msfowle

UNRESTRICTED - Flaming Brazier PNG, by frozenstocks

Pile of Logs - Precut Stock, by supersnappz16

Big Lens And Optical Flare Collection, by daWIIZ

Lens Flare Pack, by daWIIZ

FOG/CLOUDS PNG, by Moonglowlilly

Cloud/Fog, by Moonglowlilly

Fire pngby TinaLouiseUk

misc fire element pngby dbszabo1

Quartz Crystal Stock, by Enchantedgal-Stock

Quartz Crystal Rock Stock, by Enchantedgal-Stock

Crystal 2 - Stock, by Inadesign-Stock

Fire effect PNG, by FrostBo

Brown Lantern by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Lanterns by YBsilon-Stock, by YBsilon-Stock

Lantern PRECUT PNG Stock, by Tris-Marie [Photographer:]

Spooky Lantern 2, by Roy3D

Spooky Lantern PNG Stock, by Roy3D

Holiday Items Various Png Stock (updated), by Mom-EsPeace 

Candle stick png, by TinaLouiseUk

Half Moon, by TinaLouiseUk

Texture 259, by Malleni-Stock

Sunset Stock 3, by Idle-Emma-Stock

Fireflies png, by TinaLouiseUk


Old Buiding Ruin Stock 1, by Idle-Emma-Stock

[Mugs (Muggles) only see a ruin. The awkward “No-Mage” makes no linguistic sense.]


Autodesk-Sketchbook Pro

PSE10- Photoshop Elements 10


Asus EP121B Eee Slate

Wacom Tablet



Looks like most of the Apprentices are practising making “Witch Lamps”.

These are magically imbued quartz, which shine day and night, without dimming, for the life of the crystal, depending on the strength of the original spellwork and light source.

These are similar to Feanor’s lamps, from J. R. R. Tolkien's legendarium.

The advantage to torches or ordinary lamps is that they don’t run out of fuel; and, don’t risk the hazards of conventional combustion lamps and lanterns.



Production was delayed after my computer crashed, with the Windows 10 Creator Update. [The Hard Drive needing defragged might not have helped.]

Work is on-going with the repair the computer. Fingers crossed.

[At the moment, a screw is missing. Yes, I do, indeed, have a screw loose.]

The machine has been restored to Factory Defaults, running Windows 8;

After the Windows 10 Creator Update Crashed.

This is ironic; since, while the machine shipped with Windows 8; it never actually ran on that OS.

Ah well, back to the digital salt mines.



Loreena McKennitt - The Bonny Swans (HQ) [A ghost story]


Listening to:

The Strangelings "Season of the Witch", Christina Thompson

Hermione Granger | Fight Song


sage (witch two) official music video


Watch out, out there.

As my Gaffer used to say, the scariest things, in the world, don’t just come out at night; but, are walking around in the daylight, mostly in suits…


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annamae22's avatar
Awesome work> Happy Halloween :)  Thanks for including my stock. 
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Small Pixel Glowing Jack-o'Lantern Thank  Small Pixel Glowing Jack-o'Lantern - Red  you.  Small Pixel Glowing Jack-o'Lantern   
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:huggle:  Good luck in the contest!! :heart:
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Happy Halloween 2009 Thanks. -:Halloween:- 
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Thanks a lot for let me take part at this witches meeting Heart 
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:witch:It's always nice :brew:   to get together. Moon 
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It almost got too crowded, but you did a great composition with as many stocks as you used. And your lighting works. Good job!
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Thanks. Tabbymote-witch  It's nice to see them all working together.  :brew: 
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Clap Clap Clap Good luck in the contest Hug 
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Fab job! Thank you dear :) x
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Thank Moon And DancingStar EmoteTest you.  Happy Halloween 2009
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Excellent work! Clap 
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Thank you. wizard 
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You're very welcome :hug:
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