Monday, October 6, 2008

eBay Listing and Little Poindexter

First, about my piece on ebay--thank you to all of you that have generously bid on Sneak. There are a little over 3 days left on the auction so if you haven't seen him yet click on his name above and take a look at this little papier mache piece for the EHAG creative challenge for October, "Tricky Treats and Creepy Confections." (He can also be seen below in several earlier postings.) He has funny little details and comes signed and dated by the artist.

Next, I have little Poindexter painted and had a difficult time photographing this morning because we are completely overcast and rainy so the light was bad. That is why I am posting later than normal today. Below is Poindexter, the brainy little pumpkin in his tiny polka dot sweater vest and black leggings with white stripes. He stands on a painted wood base with a papier mache circle covered in stars and dots. On the front of the wood base is a "Monkey-Cats' Street Halloween" scene with crooked rooflines and a radiating moon with stars and swirls.


Poindexter from the right.

I rotated the figure to show you Poindexter from different angles and for you to see how the figure is painted in the round.

Note the ribbing on the sweater vest is also painted with tiny little verticle lines.


I carefully painted the lines on Poindexter's leggings because he is a meticulous little devil.

Close up of the landscape painted on the base.

Yesterday, my husband brought me a surprise from the basement...the first Santa I did in papier mache just over 2 years ago!!! He had him tucked away because he knew I would toss it, but we both had a good laugh when we compared it to the newer pieces. Oh my land--never give up on something you have a passion for because I am a perfect example of works getting better with practice!!!!! It was humbling.

Happy Creating
Laurie

13 comments:

Robert said...

I love Poindexter- what a great name! Awesome work!!!Robert

PJ's talkin'.... said...

Laurie, he is so fine. Your painting is amazingly detailed. I bet you're smiling the entire time, thinking, well over here I'll add.... He is fun! xo, PJ

PJ's talkin'.... said...

I forgot.... we're not going to get to see the Santa that's been hiding in the basement? and why not? let us share.... :-) PJ

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Robert and PJ, thank you so much!! You know, sometimes a piece just talks to you and Poindexter Pumpkin is one of those pieces. Enjoyed sculpting and painting the little pooh. I would hang on to this one for a little while, but it is a business so he will be on SpookyTime Jingles starting on the 13th. I hope he finds a good home.

Oh, and no, you will not get to see the Santa. He is truly a sad little creature and I can't believe I even painted him.
Laurie

Robert said...

O K Laurie step inside my home the post is up. I will try to add more later. Take care, Robert

Linda Crispell said...

It looks like you have been doing this for more than 2 years. Wow, your work is great!
Linda

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Robert--fabulous!!! I loved the tour and will be back for more. Those paper lanterns are terrific!! Your ladies have to love the decorations!! I left a note on your blog.

Thank you Linda...I did art before 2 years ago, the papier mache was just new and I didn't have a clue what I was doing. I'm so glad I didn't show those very first pieces. OH MY LAND!!! HA!!

sheila said...

Great Poindexter! The base is fantastic. What?? No show and tell on Santa #1?? LOL I have the first piece I ever made and put him out every year. He surely is a sad litle fella.

Huckleberry Arts said...

Lovin Poindexter!!!!!!!

Have a beautiful day

Ginny Diezel said...

Poindexter is absolutely wonderful! Your pieces are always FILLED with personality!

Marie Patterson Studio said...

Love Poindexter! I'm very curious to see that Santa.....

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Sheila, Annette, Ginny and Marie--thank you for stopping by and leaving such nice comments. Poindexter is kind of my nerdy boy that I love, so when people talk nice about him it makes me proud--HA!!

Marie, you wouldn't know that Santa was made by me except he has the dowel legs. So very, very sad.
Laurie

Designs by CK said...

LOVE IT!!!

You know me, I have a MAD love affair with all things SpOOky & B&W!!!

PS: Looking forward to seeing your new STJ goodies too.

XOXO
SpOOky CK :-)