Monday, February 23, 2009

Out Walking the Spider WIP

As most of you know the favorite pet of any good Skelly is a nice little spider that they can cuddle with or take out for walks by moonlight. The new little WIP for today is to immortalize this loving relationship between a spider and Skelly. The figure shows a little Skelly in a pointed Halloween cap with Yo-Yo springing up and down from his leash, I mean his spun thread, as the little Skelly takes him out for his evening exercise. They do scares together, crawl on things together and Yo-Yo is a master of doing spider tricks. (You know that little tickle you felt on your neck last night and you quickly felt the area and found nothing...that is a favorite spider trick performed for his Skelly owner to tease you!!) Oh how this little Skelly loves his spider!

Here is a close up of the little spider, Yo-Yo, smiling back at you. The figure is made with fastmache, wood and wire. I can hardly wait to get this dry so that I can put some paint on the two of them. I have hopes that this will paint up nicely.

I'm working on another piece today that I need you to cross your fingers for me that it works. It is one of those things that I think should work, but since I haven't tried it before I'm a little uncertain if how I want to do it will work or not. I think experimentation is a good thing that keeps us from becoming too repetitious so if it doesn't come together, I will have at least learned from the experience. It's good either way. I need to mix papier mache now for working after lunch so wish me luck!!!

Oh, I have an evening presentation to do tonight on my work too. I plan on taking mixed papier mache, a few WIPs and a few finished pieces to talk about what I have been doing and where I am currently selling my work. I know, I'm crazy!!

Have a great day and happy creating!!


Designs By CK said...

LOVE the hanging spider! LOL '-P)

Have a great & creative week lady!

Chris (-:

Caroline said...

I am loving that spider! Can't wait to see this piece finished :)

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

eeeeekkkkkk.... how freaking adorable is that little spider and that amazing guy holding it! Great JOB!!!!

Chicken Lips said...

He looks adorable - and this is coming from someone who HATES spiders!!!!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Glad you liked Yo-Yo!! Thanks for stopping by and you have a great week as well!!

I'm glad you like a little spider too!!!

I'm so glad you like a Skelly and spider!! Sorry about your computer crashing-YIKES!!

You don't like spiders? neither if they surprise me, but they eat bad bugs so I love them in the garden!!

Thanks all for stopping by!

Phillane E'lee said...

OMG that is too funny and I hate spiders but like that kind. He won't move and bother me so I wouldn't have to squish him. LOL
You are a hoot and this piece will cause lots of giggles to the many fans of your work.
Now pass some imagination if you would please. I have run out! LOL
have a good one.

~dani~ said...

Your not gonna believe this but I just finished a theatre piece where a skelly is walking a spider!!! Must be in the air.


nikkinikkinikki72 said...

Hi. I've left you an award on my blog.
Best wishes... Nikki

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

Love it Laurie!
Keeping my fingers crossed for ya and I can't wait to see this new piece you're working on!

Cassie said...

Love Yo-Yo! I wouldn't want him to play that trick on me, but I do love him!

Pam said...

I kind of like spiders! LOL. I try not to hurt them - so your cute little guy is right up my alley. Can't wait to see it painted!

Little Dollings by Brenda O. said...

Laurie -- spidies give me the creeps.. but I'm betting this one'll be close to adorable! Sure love your skellies... what a riot!!


Sonia said...

You know I love a good spider....absolutely adorable....Love it....your such a motivation to me.


Sonia ;)

Marie Patterson Studio said...

Love the little spider!!!

Diana said...

I am a MAJOR arachnaphobe LOL but this one, I cannot wait to see the finished piece..LOL CUTE! and WTG on your "Surprise"..I love his artowrk :) Diana

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Ok, Laurie, this is the cutest thing I've ever seen! (even without the paint!) What a fun, clever idea.
And congrats on going to Halloween and Vine.