Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Back to Work!!!

I took a break over Christmas to enjoy the season and all of a sudden I realized my "batteries" were recharged!!! I mixed paper mache clay yesterday and have ideas flowing (a very nice thing to have happen) into sketches so I don't lose some of the concepts I propose to do in 2010. The hats are getting more exaggerated, I'm sculpting part of the detail I use to finish just in paint, and I think some pieces will be more complex in design elements in the coming year. I'll still be doing some of my favorite characters, but I'm really excited to try some larger, more complex pieces.

This little guy ended up being almost half hat and half figure...glad I don't have to wear that big thing on my head!!!!

Before I go, I want to thank all of you for your support and encouragement in 2009. It was a very exciting year and I owe the success of Monkey-Cats Studio to my family, especially my husband, my artist-friends and my collectors. I feel I probably do not thank everyone often enough so I think that as 2009 winds down it is a good time to let you know that you are always in my heart, and I couldn't do what I do without you. Your friendships are treasured and I wish you all a bright and joyous New Year filled with love and prosperity. Thank you!

Time for me to get back to work!!
Happy New Year and celebrate safely!

Laurie

8 comments:

Diana said...

OOOOH I have to give a try to Paper mache soon...I just LOVE what you do!!!! Cannot wait to see these new critters!

yoborobo said...

Happy New Year, Laurie! Can't wait to see what creations you have in store for us! :) xo Pam

Robin Armstrong Seeber said...

HI LAURIE, HAPPY NEW YEAR, and many more.. can't wait to see what you come up with in 2010. It's gonna be a good one.. hugs, robin

Nancy Lee Malay said...

Just stopping by to wish you a very Happy New Year, Laurie!

Nancy

The Quirk Shop said...

Wow, can't wait to see the finished product! Have a very Happy New Year. Here's to an even better one on the horizon!

Best regards,
Ellie

Christine Edwards said...

So glad you had a lovely holiday and recharged those batteries. I don't think I ever let you know that Siegfried and Bubo arrived safely, and are enjoying the cold and snow in Wisconsin! They are perfect and I break into a big grin every time I pass them. Looking forward to seeing what's coming up in 2010.

Cheers,
Christine

Johanna Parker said...

Happy New Year to you too Laurie! Enjoy that burst of creativity and ride it as long as you can..... I'm sure it will never end :)

Cheers!
~ Johanna

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Where does the time fly off to?!! It seems like I just typed this post yesterday and we are already on January 4th!! Thank you all for stopping by and commenting...I'm on a deadline so I will be making the rounds after the 10th.

So cold here I'm hoping the rest of you are having some warmer temps!!
Hugs!!
Laurie