Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"I Want This One"

Our recent cool weather has made it very easy to be in the "fall" mode of thinking so naturally that has had an influence on my Halloween pieces. The day I sculpted "I Want This One," I had driven by the local Farmer's Market and remembered what it is like in the fall to see the children running to the pumpkins to pick out their special treasure. I think you all of seen their little faces light up as they gingerly carry their new treasure to their mother or father and announce, "I want this one." Well, that is what I was trying to capture when sculpting and painting little Seymour shown below.


I tried to give him the face of an innocent child totally involved with his new affection for a Halloween pumpkin. Will he be able to cut into it and make a jack-o'-lantern, or is it too precious for him to cut through it's skin to make a scary face? Only Seymour knows....but I'm betting this little pumpkin isn't destined for the knife.


Lots of little details in his long spindly vine-like fingers wrapped around the selected pumpkin, and something in Seymour's demeanor required a German glass glitter covered bow. His little sweater vest even carries the logo of the very fashionable house of "Bats-n-more", where all of the little pumpkin children receive their clothing.


To coordinate with his stylish bow tie, Seymour has just a touch of ribbon glitter at the base of his magician's cap. Now, how could you say no to such an impish little fellow? You know he got his choice of pumpkins!!!

Seymour hopes that your children and grandchildren all get to experience the thrill of pumpkin selection this fall!! I hope you remember him and his joy everytime you see a pumpkin on a porch or in a window this fall!!

Have a great day and now it is back to the paint for me!!

Laurie

8 comments:

Designs By CK said...

CUTE new fella! '-)

Hope you are having a nice week.

Chris (-:

The Vintage Sister said...

Love him!! His expression is adorable:)
Tracy

Lynn Stevens said...

Now your really making me look forward to fall and all your Halloween treasures, he has such a wonderful expression on his face, he looks so happy ,I bet he can't cut into his little find!

Phillane E'lee said...

You hit the nail on the head my friend. He does have a child like look to him. Love him and his brothers.
Have a wonderful week
hugs,Pea

Cassie said...

His expression is perfect! Really a cute one!

Fantasy Whispers - Vania Cruz-Perez said...

Love him!! He did make me think of a day at the Pumkin Patch when Fall comes around. So much fun...

Hugs...

Christine Edwards said...

Wish I could go to Halloween and Vine, as I Want This One. Thanks for sharing sweet Seymour

Caroline said...

Cute! ☺