Thursday, March 26, 2009

Big Head Benny With the Itty Bitty Bat Bow Tie

This month is keeping me hopping. Below is Benny. He is a geeky little pumpkin boy that was almost named "Twick or Tweat", but I thought that might offend some people so he is just, "Big Head Benny With the Itty Bitty Bat Bow Tie." I finished him last night...well, he still needs another coat of matte finish, but the painting is done. I also finished the EHAG giveaway piece yesterday and have two other figures in partial paint. Benny will be packaged and shipped to our fearless SpookyTime Jingles leader, Dani, for her to take to the Pennsylvania Halloween Convention. I really wish I could attend but have work to get done both for the tree farm (planting season) and Monkey-Cats Studio, so I will have to be satisfied to just be there in spirit. Hope he catches somebody's fancy!!

The grass and tree fire is still rearing it's ugly head I first posted about on Monday. They had to go back out to the scene Tuesday and yesterday due to patches flaring up again. No homes were lost, however there were out buildings and the Nebraska Youth Camp buildings that were destroyed. This is also crane season here in the Platte River Valley, so this probably means some of the cranes had to relocate for their evening roost as well...they overnight on the islands and sandbars in the river (predator protection) during their 4 to 6 week stay as they prepare for their trek to Canada.

Need to get back to painting so have a great day!


snippetgirl said...

He will most definitely catch someone's fancy!!!! He is bursting with personality. Love his little hands and body.

Lydia said...

Big Head Benny's adorable!

But, plz. tell me about the Pennsylvania Halloween Convention:) I live next door in Maryland.

I love your work! Lydia

Designs By CK said...

Your characters always have the best expressions on their wee faces!

Hope this note finds you well & enjoy your weekend!

Chris (-:

yoborobo said...

He's wonderful! Big ol' pumkin-headed guy. :)

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

I always get a little giggly when I come and visit you...I just love your style... Have a wonderful weekend!

Phillane E'lee said...

I can already see the sold sign over his little head. Love that tie and his big grin. Your work is amazing lady. Now I really do need to get something done.

Susan Pilotto said...

Hi Laurie...Interesting to see your creative process...I always love it when artists show the before & afer pics...Love your work! Thanks for yor comments on my rug...& thank-you for popping by. Cheers, suzieq - Susan Pilotto

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Laurie another wonderfully fabulous piece!!!

Designs By CK said...

Hi Laurie ~ Thanks on the new one!

I was sad you didn't win "Goldie" too, BUT she will be going to another good home!

Better luck next time!!!

SpOOky Hugs,

Sonia ;) said...

Oh Laurie he is so the geekiness.


Sonia ;)

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Sheryl Parsons said...

Marvelous! Love how you think Laurie! I'm sure your work will be a hit at the show! Thanks for the tip on the Fast mache. I've been wondering about the different paper maches and want to try out new products, but am a bit leery.