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.