Friday, September 24, 2010

Finishing Up Work for Ghoultide Gathering

The last push to finish up things before packing them up for the trip to Ghoultide Gathering has been going on in my studio.  Below is "Gregory Gourdhead", the only figure on a painted stand I will have for the show.  As usual, time just got away from me and the other poor heads will have to wait for their bodies to be finished at another time.  I love doing these figures because they allow me to sculpt and paint on the paper mache head in contrast with painting the body on a nice smooth surface.  I would love to do a number of them so that the heads could be moved from base to base onto different bodies to play with the display, but that will have to happen at a later date. 

Something new this year is a Skelly Head Box shown below with three new candy buckets I was able to recently complete.  The Skelly Head box can be used as a candy container or for storing any number of things on a shelf or tabletop.  The new little candy buckets shown have a Monkey-Cat, Moon Boy and Witch to add to the characters I have already painted on some earlier buckets.  I have two buckets left to finish and then I am done with my Ghoultide pieces.

I was also able to finish the second round bodied candy container for the year.  It is similar in design to the original candy container, but because they are hand sculpted and painted they are still quite different when placed side-by-side. 

There probably won't be a post next week as I'll be madly packing and boxing pieces getting ready to leave for the show.  If you aren't familiar with Ghoultide Gathering please click on the link in the upper left column of my blog page.  I am so thrilled to be a participating artist in such a wonderful show.  Think about making the is sure to not disappoint!!


Len said...

Have a wonderful time and sell lots!

Daryle and Katie said...

Safe trip and have a ghoulishly good time! Each piece on this post is more remarkable than the last... have fun! Daryle

yoborobo said...

Wow! Everything is just fabulous! I wish I could come see it all in person. :) Have a wonderful time, take lots of pics! xo - Pam

Caroline said...

Best wishes on the show Laurie :)


Your characters are just the coolest!!!!

Holiday Sparkle - Cyndi LaChance said...

These look so amazing n the photos, I can't even imagine how wonderful they must look in person!