Monday, February 2, 2009

Need Some Input

Okay, I need some input. I finished painting this little Halloween egg over the weekend and I am torn. I originally had intended to make him an ornament, but as I continued to paint and sit him on the egg base to dry, I began thinking maybe he would be fine sitting on the base. The egg is 4.5" high without the base. What do you think? Now, if you don't have a blog to leave a comment, send me an email at to give me your thoughts.

The figure is on the front and wraps around the surface and the back has.....

a pattern similar to an Easter egg with a Halloween twist.

Hanging or on an egg base? That is the question.

Have a great day and happy creating!!


Designs By CK said...

Happy Monday Laurie!


Egg base!!!

Have a great day.

PS: My word verification "fleas" LOL

Chris (-:

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Thank you Chris!!!

Fleas?!!! I hope that isn't a sign of some sort because I'd hate to start calling you "Itchy". HA!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Thank you Chris!!!

Fleas?!!! I hope that isn't a sign of some sort because I'd hate to start calling you "Itchy". HA!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Thank you Chris!!!

Fleas?!!! I hope that isn't a sign of some sort because I'd hate to start calling you "Itchy". HA!

Sonia said...

HI Laurie,

I like the egg base...its original to many make an ornament out of eggs.


Sonia ;)

Amy Short said...

Egg base...I would love that on my shelf! Especially if it is somewhat large.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope to have some new stuff soon but it has been an illness fest in our house for so long now. Ahh the life of small children!

Take care! :o) Amy

Skelly Addict said...

This is amazing!! My vote is for the egg base...besides you can also make some Halloween Egg Ornies too!! LOL
You know eggs enjoy company...that's why they're sold in a dozen!!! :o)
Can't wait to see what other goodies you come up with next...have a super duper day!

~Tonya said...

Egg base! I love it Laurie. You do such wonderful painting...very gifted you are. So very detailed!

I love seeing all of your new ideas and you have such a wonderful imagination.

You are most welcome for the help on sat. was not much. I just have not had time to email you...sorry.

Have a great day Laurie.

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Ah, Chris, I think the flea is in my computer...three replies popped up. What the?!!!

Thanks for stopping by...looks like the responders are agreeing on the base! THANK YOU!!

Another vote for the base...thanks

A dozen huh?!!! You are too funny!

Thanks for your input and help this weekend.

Looks like we are leanin toward the base!!


Ginny Diezel said...

Surely you jest! Input! EVERYTHING you do is so cool! LOVE this!

~dani~ said...

Egg base baby, egg base!!! Love it my dear!

Robert said...

Definitely on the base!! Very cool! Robert :)

Jo James said...

I like it just on the base, too.
Very clever! And so well painted :)

Beehive Cottage said...

I vote for the egg base too. It's something a little different...and a Halloween egg is certainly something different. Love it!

janell berryman artist-owner said...

Can I vote for another idea? Of course he's perfect on the base. Cause you paint like no one I know... AWESOME. Wouldn't this be cool as a body? Simple white skelly type head with your fun wooden legs? And visions of sugar plums never dance in my head. ;)

sheila said...

Well, it's unanimous! Put that super skelly egg on a base.

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

You are always good for my ego!! Thank you dear.

Thanks for your vote...seems to be leaning overwhelming toward the base!!

Hey guy, how is the teaching going? Glad you had time to stop by and pick the egg base.

Thank you for stopping by. Wow, well painted,.. huge compliment coming from you!!

Thank you for stopping more vote for the egg base. Hey, you gotta have a Halloween egg or two, just remember they are never chocolate goodness though... those silly Halloween boys put bug parts and icky goo in their eggs.

Can I hire you?!! Love the way your mind works you silly girl!

Well girl, you are the last voice before I go to bed and no one wants to see it as an ornament yet. That should tell me something, shouldn't it!

Thank you all!!! You are so nice to help me with this.

Phillane E'lee said...

for what it is worth , Love the base. It can sit anywhere as a ornie you have to hang it. It is beautiful and I wish I could paint half that well. Love your work.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

If it's not too late to chime in, I say leave him as he is. He is adorable!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

I think he looks AMAZING! What a great idea!

Sheryl Parsons said...

I vote the base as well! Love your designs!


Caroline said...

Add another base vote. I think the base would be more versatile for where it can be placed or moved.

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a note. I went to your blog and loved your tribute to your dear friend.

Never to late to chime everyone's input on this!!

Thanks for stopping by Jen. Loved your new piece on your blog!!

Stopped by and saw your lovely little angel!!! Well done my dear! Thanks for your vote on the base.

Well, the base it is...not a single vote for it as a hanging ornament.


CraBBy GaBBy said...

I adore him on the base...He is a hoot..lovely!
but what ever you do I think it will be great...

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Excellent point...we always need to think of these things when marketing, don't we!!

Oh thank you Heidi, but I asked because I was perplexed on this one. The more I looked at it on the base as it was drying, the more I leaned that way, but it was originally created to become an ornament so I couldn't get that out of my head.

What a great group you have all been to assist with this. This little guy just isn't meant to be hung on anything so he will be a "sitter".

Designs By CK said...

WEIRD!!! ~ Darn fleas!!!

Good & bad things come in 3's...


Chris (-:

Pam said...

I love him on the base - he is so cute!

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

Egg base! He's too wonderful to hang. That's my vote, and I'm sticking to it. ~PJ

Leah's Art Magic said...

Yes, I have to agree a base does him well. You are a wonderfully creative painter!


Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Thank you for stopping by!!! Another base vote!

PJ was in the house and has spoken!! Thank you much!

Thanks for your base vote and such a lovely compliment. I value it coming from another painter.

Everyone have a great day!!

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

Another Egg Base Vote here to Laurie!