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!!
Laurie

16 comments:

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!!!!
Cheers

Chicken Lips said...

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

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

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

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

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

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

Thanks all for stopping by!
Laurie

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.
Blessings,Pea

~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.

hugs~

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!
Candy

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!!

Brenda

Sonia said...

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

Smiles,

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.
Cathy