When I first started my own online business one of the characters that I painted was a fellow named "Sir Jack Spinner." He was named by a dear lady, Mary Henning, who is also one of the best storytellers in our state as well as being a published children's writer. She took one look at the painting and immediately told me his name was "Sir Jack Spinner", and that he was hosting a Pumpkin Ball. We talked seriously about doing a children's Halloween book, but Mary had multiple book projects already in the works, I started selling the paintings from that series and got so wrapped up in sculpting I simply moved on and left Sir Jack behind...or so I thought.
As I was working on small canvases recently "Sir Jack Spinner" would not stay out of my head. I decided that he obviously wanted to attend the "party" I'm creating for my Ghoultide Gathering table. Sir Jack came to me transformed from his initial appearance. He is thinner, his hat less exaggerated, his spider companion more streamlined, and he is shown under the night sky dressed to attend a Ghoulie event instead of hosting one in his home.
I'm really having fun with these small canvases and hope to complete a small group for collectors to add to their Halloween groupings.
In other news, I received my copy of "Prims" magazine and a note congratulating me that I have been published! I am just thrilled that the spring issue of "Prims" displays a triumvirate of my rabbits, Rudy, Russell and Randolph.