Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I Received a Very Special Surprise!!

Wow, I just finished supper and I'm trying to figure out what happened to my day. I had a lot of errands to run this morning, came home and had some email problems (frustration), tried to finish a piece this afternoon I should have had done yesterday and all of a sudden it is almost 7:00 p.m. Ever had a day like that? Not exactly how I had expected the day to go, but I did just have a revelation regarding the piece I'm trying to finish so I am excited I finally have a visual solution to what was bothering me. Whew!!! Okay, enough about the crazy day.

Most of you reading my blog know that I have a love for all things Halloween, and one Halloween artist in particular that I think rocks is Chris Klingler. I just think Chris's work is off of the charts in originality and design and his hatching and cross-hatching techniques are just flawless. Chris is always coming up with something new and different and his repertoire of images range from what I would call spooky to the sublime in Halloween imagery. Recently Chris posted the image of "Narcisse", below, and I commented to him she was one of my new favorites of his work. Well, that silly Chris asked me for my mailing address and I knew he was updating his files so I sent it to him and look what I got in the mail. This is not a print...THIS IS THE ORIGINAL!!!!!! She is pen and ink, color pencil and acrylic paint and she is lovely. And the most wonderful part was he sent it to me, "just because." Awwwhhhh, is that not just the nicest thing . He not only is talented, he is generous to a fault!!


Now, if that wasn't enough, he sent me the limited edition print below, "Blue Moon Cats." This is so perfect for me and my Monkey-Cats Studio's cats! If you knew Elwood and Jake, the Monkey-Cats, you would think they had posed for CK for this work!! Those two are always together and sometimes I think they sleep with their tails wrapped around each other. When I saw this image I just thought how perfectly it captured them...even if CK didn't mean for me to read all of that into this delightful image.

Now, do you see what I mean about his work?!! He is a master of line, shape, value. color, texture, and composition wrapped in a unique style distinctly Chris's. To see more you need to go to his website where he has several slide shows displaying his work.


Give Chris a look...I promise you will not be disappointed!! I'll do another post of them after I get them framed.

Need to go finish my rabbit bowl!! Have a great evening and we will talk at you later!
Laurie

8 comments:

Designs By CK said...

Laurie ~ I'm speechless and overwhelmed by your generosity of spirit as well! Your post (& emails yesterday) touched my heart!

Enjoy & thank you!!!

Chris (-:

XOXO

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Oh Chris, you know I mean every word of it! I hope you get lots of hits off of the post!
Laurie

Phillane E'lee said...

Yes, Laurie his work is wonderful. I do love the kitties so very sweet. Wish my kitties played nice together. what a wonderful day for you. So nice when friends surprise us. Lucky girl got two! Whoo hoo for you.
enjoy your week
Hugs,Pea

Phillane E'lee said...

Yes, Laurie his work is wonderful. I admire it a great deal. I do love the kitties so very sweet. Wish my kitties played nice together. what a wonderful day for you. So nice when friends surprise us. Lucky girl got two! Whoo hoo for you.
enjoy your week
Hugs,Pea

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

The kitties are very sweet and I love the blue moon! You are a lucky lady!

Chicken Lips said...

You're so darn lucky - that is an awesome piece of art! I agree that Chris is not only one of the best artists around, but one of the most generous and thoughtful...he sent me an original work of art at Christmas that truly touched my heart.

Caroline said...

Isn't Chris wonderful! I love his work and his wit. And lucky you too :)

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Yes I am LUCKY!! Isn't CK just the best!!!!

Pea,
You are right, his work is wonderful and so is he!! The kitties are just sweet and I love the spider...did you hear that David? Spider alert!! HA!1

Hi Kimmie,
Yes I love the kitties too, and Narcisse is just plain gorgeous!

David,
I know, isn't Chris just the nicest person around! His generosity is inspiring so you know what, I'm going to be sending something his way in the future when he least expects it!!! Fabulous guy!

Caroline,
You hit it on the head...he has the best wit and just makes me giggle. Love his weekly funnies!!

It is unanimous, CK is just the BEST!!

Thank you again CK and everyone who commented!!
Laurie