Friday, May 29, 2009

Cassi, Cassi, Cassiopeia

Little Cassiopeia has got her makeup and accouterments on, and she is ready to go trick-or-treating on earth. She only gets to descend from the heavens once a year so she wants to make the most of Halloween. You see, Cassiopeia tried to intervene in the marriage of her daughter to Perseus, but little did she know that Perseus had that ole' nasty snake head of Medusa that could turn you to stone, and sure enough Cassiopeia was turned to stone and then placed in the heavens by the Greek gods. Part of her fate was to serve half of the year upside down in her thrown because of her location in the constellations.

Since she sits in the heavens and looks down on earth nightly she started to notice a special night in the fall when children and adults would dress in costume and go door-to-door collecting "something" in their pails, sacks, pillowslips and buckets. She asked her fellow constellations what this strange practice was where humans would go to the doors of their neighbors, in disguise, and then receive something simply by standing there in costume. "What an odd practice," she commented to the other heavenly bodies. Cassiopeia then heard Little Dipper mention the giving of sweet treats and goodies to tempt the taste buds and palates of even the mythological Greek gods.

That's all it took! Cassiopeia has such a huge sweet tooth she discovered a means to descend to the earth on Halloween disguised as a moon figure. She is shown below wearing her little black hat with stars, carrying her cat scepter in her left hand and wearing her kitty bucket over her right arm. Her lower torso is covered in Halloween orange with yellow stars complimenting her "skin" tone, and she dons a black belt with a metallic copper buckle to coordinate with her hat and boots (Such a diva!!!). Cassiopeia also has hazel eyes and wears Halloween orange rouge and lip gloss. She really has this costume thing down.

If you know the best place to go in your hometown to get the best treats on Halloween night, look for her...she has it all scoped out and travels across the skies to fill her bucket full of the best treats available anywhere. There is a chance you might run into her.

Have a great weekend!!
Laurie

11 comments:

Sonia ;) said...

Laurie,

She is magical. I love the story behind the figure...LOL..That was a joy of a story to read.

Smiles,
Sonia ;)

Chicken Lips said...

What a wonderful story, what a wonderful piece! I wish I had a fraction of that imagination of yours!

~ OTBP said...

omg.. how adorable!!

Jorge de Rojas said...

Cassie looks great and looks better as your story unfolds. I love when the characters take on a life of their own in our minds and it certainly shows.
Jorge

Phillane E'lee said...

Oh I adore the figure just as much as the story. You really should write a book for the kid in all of us! I would buy a copy and probably be first in line!
This piece is a total delight. As always you make me smile and giggle with your creations and the life stories about them.
Hugs,Pea:)

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Thank you all...I have to admit though, the writing was inspired by Greek mythology because Cassiopeia actually was said to have been turned to stone by the head of Medusa held by Perseus, her then to be son-in-law, as she tried to prevent the marriage and kill him. The constellation does sit in the heavens in a position where she is upside down half of the year. Now I didn't make that up, the Greeks did...talk about imaginations!! Love Greek mythology!! I just added the Halloween story.

Have a terrific weekend!!
Laurie

Designs By CK said...

FUN & LOVE the green color!!!

Have a great weekend.

PS: Enjoy Frogger!!! LOL '-P)

Chris (-:

Fantasy Whispers - Vania Cruz-Perez said...

Love it!! The hat is just too cute...

Hugs...

Diana said...

AMAZING as usual!!! and I am with everyone, LOVE the story!!! Finally getting back into creating, so I can try out clay and mache myself here soon..wish me luck!!! You inspire me!

Lisa Nelson's Art, Bucks County Designs said...

This is so unique and I love the colors you used. Very different, beautiful and absolutely striking!

PJ's talking... said...

I love her.... Laurie, you are smokin... I can't believe how much art you have on here since the last time I visited. This is great stuff! You go girl! xo PJ