Friday, December 4, 2009

Fa-la-la-la-la La-la-la-la

Well, I just had a pleasant surprise. I went to Flickr to upload my images and much to my surprise I found this lovely holly frame to put around my photos. It is cold outside, snow possibly on Sunday, holly frames available to "Christmas-up" the figures...all is good with the world. (It doesn't take much to make me happy!!)

Below is the finished Pumpkin-Elf, "Standish". I need my head examined for putting the hours into sculpting and painting his hat and boots, but I just couldn't resist. Unlike last month's "Elf in the Ornie", this hat doesn't have real jingle bells, these are made of paper mache and painted to look like bells.

"Standish" is another one of my Pumpkin Boys that loves all holidays. He doesn't deliver presents on Christmas day, but he does help Santa with the distribution side of things up at the North Pole. He checks the names and packaging of each gift (along with a crew of "elves", if you know what I mean *wink-wink*) so that Santa successfully delivers each child the correct toy and gift. It isn't like it use to be at the North Pole as they have even gone to bar coding! "Standish" takes his responsibility very seriously to assure that Santa doesn't disappoint the children of the world and is shown here holding a teddy bear (also paper mache) and candy canes (paperclay) to be packaged for....oops, that would let the surprise out!

"Standish" is one of the more dashing of the Lumina family members and is never seen without his full elf costume except when he takes his January vacation to the Caribbean....then it is strictly island shirts and shorts for this little guy.

"Standish" hopes as Christmas approaches that you have a joyous and loving holiday season and that he doesn't see your name on the naughty list!!

Have a great weekend!


Leah's Art Magic said...

Standish is grand!
Have a great weekend!

yoborobo said...

He's wonderful, Laurie! HO HO HO!!! He makes me feel Chrimassy just looking at him. :) Pam

Patty Benedict said...

It's cold in Missouri!!! Your new guy is a Hoot!
Have a wonderful holiday!!!!
Bugs & hisses

Lisa said...

He is so festive, Fantastic!

Pattee said...

Standish is awesome!!! I bet you do take hours to paint! You do a great job of it....
Where is Standish going?
Are his hands just wire??? Wow.
I love him Laurie!

Anonymous said...

He is so sweet!

Tricky Stitches Primitives said...

BRAVO!!! I absolutely LOVE him!