Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ode to Edward Gorey Orb Update

Yikes, it still isn't done after 16 hours of line work, with 1 full pen and part of another pen left to work with. I'm more concerned at this point about not having enough ink to finish the piece then the amount of time this little fellow is taking.

Below is the dancing pumpkin fellow with his vine like limbs...he loves his little JOL companion in his hand and the fact he has the tree leaning toward him joining in the dance. Ms. Moon is smiling at his performance because she is sure he is doing it just to amuse her. I think there is a crush thing going on between the two of them, but it is a romance destined not to be.

Little Gorey shaped bats and one tombstone with the initials E. G.

Kitty on the left overlooking a rather large JOL and graveyard.

Oh dear...I still have that much to finish?!!! Better get to work!

Have a great day all and send me some elves!


yoborobo said...

Laurie - this piece is so magical. I love Edward Gorey! I could sit and look at this for the longest time. :)

Wendy said...

ABsolutely Freakin' Gorgeous!!!
I love it!!!!!
I love it so much that this is all I can say!
ABsolutely FREAKin' GORgeous!!!

snippetgirl said...

This is simply the coolest piece ever! So clover, so detailed, so amazing...oh so Gorey!!!!
I think you need to do more of these!!!

Christopher A. Klingler said...


SpOOky CK (-:

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

OMG....I'm loosing my mind over this piece! It's wonderful! never cease to amaze me Gurl!

Can't wait to see it finished!

Enchanted Blessings,

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Hey I just had a thought....this piece is Gorey-geous! cackle*cackle


magikalseasons said...

I love your orb! Amazing!

Judy C said...

Amazing, magical, and truly terrific art. WOW!

Tracy M. said...

OMG, That is amazing! I can't believe you do it all in pen.
Love it,
Tracy M.

Unknown said...

Laurie, Your Gorey piece is wickedly awesome... WOW!!!!! SOOOOO looking forward to seeing its completion!


GumballGrenade said...

Oh my goodness! So much detail work. It's looking fantastic!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

I'm taking an "eye" break!!! giggle!!

Thank you Pam...Gorey was awesome and so I wanted to try to make a really nice piece for the challenge!!

Thank you Wendy!!

Oh Carrie...I don't think I will ever do another one of these. I have already spent $15.00 on just the pens, not to mention the time making the orb and smoothing the surface to the point I could attempt using ink on it. As of my break I have 19 hours in just the drawing on this piece. Hmmmm, I'm thinking once is enough! giggle

Thank you for the lovely compliment Christine and for stoppig by to say hello!!

CK...oh have I been trying to summon your spirit on this one!!! I really had forgotten the amount of time that goes into a detailed pen and ink and it is humbling. You have my admiration a zillion times over guy!!!

Joycee, you just crack me up!! Gorey-geous...I'll remember that one!!

Thank you for the comment Magikal!!

Judy, thank you for your lovely comment!!

Tracy, I don't normally work in pen and ink, but because the challenge was Gorey related that was the light bulb that went off in my head. I think I need a dimmer switch!

Hi gal, saw your new ebay offerings last night and they are wicked!! I hope to get this done and listed by the weekend!

Thank you all so much again for your kind words and encouragement. It means a great deal to me and sends me back to the table to get back to it!!

I'll show updates as I get this done!

Unknown said...


Sonia ;)

Art by Darla Kay said...

Totally amazing! WOW! This is awesome!

bywayofsalem said...

It's a museum piece! Really great Laurie. :)


Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Thank you dear!1

Thank you Darla!!

Jeannine, I'm almost done...need to let the eyes focus for a few minutes before going back under the Ott lights!!

Thank you all!!

Little Dollings by Brenda O. said...

Whew, amazing, Laurie! You're truly a dedicated Ehag artist -- 19 + hours?!
I've missed your most recent pieces, but enjoyed catching up! This page is so smiley!


KatHreN said...

WOW THIS IS ABSOLUTLY AMAZING!!!! I love it. Alot of work but well worth it. You definitly have some patience. I love you work, so whimsical and enchanting. Cant wait to see it all finished.

Melissa Valeriote said...

You are the master of all!!!! OMG Laurie! I am speechless. I'm throwing the biggest temper tantrum because I know that this little gem will soar out of sight on eBay$!$ Hats off to you sweetie!

If I was a rich girl... sigh

Cheryl Prater said...

Laurie: This is a talented bunch you run with -- and THEY all LOVE this orb. Just inspired.

Now. When does the EG Dodgeball game start? ; p

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Hi Brenda...I'm so glad you stopped by for a little look!! Awe, this challenge was just right up my alley!

Thank you for the kind words Kathren!!

Melissa you need to teach self-esteem are perfect at making someone feel so good!! sweet of you to leave a comment and make me feel special!! EG Dodgeball is currently in play!

Thank you all!

Brad said...


Truly incredible.

Dusti said...

Hi Laurie, I'm Dusti! Hope to meet you at the upcoming NHC with the awesome people of STJ! I was just looking up Gorey images for a project and came upon your AWESOME globe. It is fantastic! I'm doing a lamp with E.G. inspired etchings in the metal.
Beautiful globe, I love it!
Edward Gorey always gives me the warm fuzzy creepies:)

The Mindful Spirit said...

Simply takes my wicked whimsical breath away, whata' gift you have dear soul, bless you for sharing it with all of us and making it all such an ooky-spooky-jumpy-jivey kind o'place!!!!!!!!!!!!

BSI said...

I came here from Pinterest. This globe is fantastic!!! What a talent you have.