Monday, January 12, 2009

A Pumpkin Version of Cupid

SpookyTime Jingles updates tonight just after midnight and has a new twist called the Holiday Hootenanny!!!! The artists were invited to create your favorite Halloween and Christmas offerings with a touch of sweetness for the upcoming holidays of Valentine's Day and Easter.

Below is "Cu-Punk", that's right, "Cu-Punk." (He is from the Punkin family, not the Pumpkin family of Halloween figures I create.) This little guy decided to dress up as Cupid this year...he was in red, but he really didn't like the way the red clashed with the orange tint of his skin so he dyed his sash black and retipped his heart-head arrows with orange rather than red tips. This little boy went all out in his cupid attire...wings, bow, arrows, sash...and a little Cupid toupee on top of his head. He even decided to paint a bull's-eye over his heart!! Silly "Cu-Punk"!!!

Hanging from his bow is a heart.

Little cupie wings and another view of how the sash wraps his body.

Side view of "Cu-Punk"

A better look at the bull's-eye over "Cu-Punks" heart.

"Cu-Punk" is one of 6 offerings from Monkey-Cats Studio on STJ this month. This promises to be a fun month of unique offerings so be sure to check out all of the wonderful artist on SpookyTime Jingles!!

Happy creating all!!



Caroline said...

How cute! Your detail and painting is incredible. :)

Misty's Creations said...

I love this, great job, I can't stop looking! I wanted to get in my car and wonder the mall today. But now I want to break out my clay, make a pot of coffee and create caused that, very cool.

Designs by CK said...


I would love to own this one!!!

I'm partial to Valentine's as it's the day before my birthday. '-)

Keep up the FAB work.

Chris :-)

Christine Edwards said...

I thought I liked the ones you showed yesterdy...but I really love Cu-punk! I think he'd like to come to my house!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Caroline, (hi Caroline!!!!)
Misty, (glad to see you are back)
Chris (your new piece is
Christine, (new...hi Christine!!!)

Cu-Punk was a battle. I thought I knew what I wanted to do with him and 10 days later I completely repainted him. I think he is finally the look I wanted, but I almost put him in the October pile to live until I had an epiphany of some sort. Luckily, there was a 4 a.m. awakening last Thursday and he is done!

Thank you for your comments!

Ginny Diezel said...

Laurie, I keep saying: how DO you do it? Every piece is a winner! This is positively magical!

Chicken Lips said...

You are amazing! I gave up on trying to combine Halloween with Valentines...I figured it couldn't be done! You've proved me wrong! Laurie - you are a master of your craft.

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

The detail on this guy is fabulous. I love his hair. :) He has so much personality. Glad he got where you wanted him, because he is wonderful. ~PJ

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Hi Ginny, awh girl, you are the best!!!

David, Wow, thank you for the compliment...somedays I feel more like the apprentice!!

Thanks PJ!!!! The toupee was a necessity to pull off a pumpkin-head being a Cupid.

Now, bring on the Valentine's chocolate!!

Thank you again!

Cassie said...

This is great! Such a creative piece!!!

Patty Benedict said...


FUN!!!!! your offering GREAT art on STJ! Have a spooktaculular Creative day!
Bugs & hisses

vintagepaletteart said...

Laurie, he's adorable!! You are so gifted! I'm so glad that I stopped by and got to see him! =D