Tuesday, December 30, 2008

"Hopper" the Pumpkin Bunny

I started painting on "Hopper" the Pumpkin Bunny yesterday and have a lot of work left to do in paint, but he made me giggle so I thought I would throw out a shot of him today to let you see how he is coming along. "Hopper" is one of several pumpkin bunnies that are enlisted annually to assist the Easter Bunny in preparing and delivering Easter treats. Unlike Santa's elves that we are all familiar with, the pumpkin bunnies have been left out of the story of Easter. (But as we all know there is no way a single bunny could do at Easter what Santa can't do by himself at Christmas, the story just hasn't been written yet.)

The pumpkins disguise themselves as bunny rabbits by wearing bunny ears, painting their noses and wearing bunny teeth, plus putting on pastel garments to cover their pumpkin torsos. Because they learned to wear costumes at Halloween, they are all very comfortable dressing up and pretending to be something they really aren't. They look very angelic, but I must warn you that on occasion a bit of the "Halloween" pops out in their personality and they have been known to leave a rotten egg or two to a deserving human.

Hope you like Hopper and have a great day creating!!!


Designs by CK said...

Hopper is 2 CUTE Lori!!! LOL '-P)


Cassie said...

SOOoooo Cute!

Chicken Lips said...

I love him! Your Halloween and Christmas work is so great...but I'm thrilled to see you're giving equal time to the other holidays!

Sonia said...


Absolutely adorable...smiling ear to ear just as "Hopper". Long day at the job...made me laugh and smile with joy..Thank you...

Sonia ;)

janell berryman artist-owner said...

Hopper is cool! Love his colors too!!

CCs Whimsies said...

WOW Laurie!!! Hopper is delicious!!! I just love your color pallete!!! I can't wait to see him completed in all of his glory. Here's to a fantastic 2009! Big hugs! Christy

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

I love Hopper! Great job:)

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

CK-Thank you...I forgot I've never posted some of my spring figures before!!

Cassie-Thank you for stopping by, I need to come see you!!

David-You will be seeing more of the whacky spring figures in the next couple of months! I hope you like them.

Sonia-So glad I gave you a smile.

Janell-Oh thank you, hearing that from you is a huge compliment!!

Christy-I'm thrilled you stopped by and gave Hopper a taste!!! HA!! Happy New Year to you!

Jen-Thank you for saying Hopper is well done. Love your new pieces on your blog!!

Carolee said...

He's just wonderful, and if the story hasn't been written yet, it definitely should be! I can sooooooo see Hopper as the main character in a children's book!! (hint, hint, hehe!)

Happy New Year!!
~ Carolee

Marie Patterson Studio said...

Hi Laurie,
Hopper is FANTASTIC----love his fingers!

Happy New Year!!!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Carolee-Thanks for stopping by...I need to get the Sir Jack Spinner Pumpkin Ball book done first!! Time, where does it go?! HA!

Marie-Glad you like Hopper!! I love making those silly little hands.

Happy New Year All!!

Designs by CK said...

Hi Laurie!

You are the best and thanks for ALL your support & friendship in 2008!

Hoping 2009 will be a great year for BOTH of us!!!

Happy New Years!!!


Melissa said...

hi Laurie!
Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I see you are thinking of "spring things" too.....a girl can dream can't she! Love your bunny!

Lance said...

Very very cool!!

PJ's talking2.... said...

He made me scream! I love those teeth, Laurie. You always surprise me. Hopper is great! ~PJ

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

CK-2009 will be better for both of us, I simply refuse to believe otherwise!!! HA!! Happy New Year you spookie loving guy!!

Melissa-I had to think spring for STJ...awe, who am I kidding, I can't wait for warmer days!!

Lance-Can't wait to see your new offerings on STJ in two weeks. Where does the time go?!!

PJ-I have a pumpkin cupid coming along too if I can just sit and paint for the next week!!!

Happy New Year!!!!!

~Tonya said...

Hopper is so very sweet Laurie! I wanted to stop over and Wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year!