Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Corvus Crow

Thought I would share with you the first crow I have ever created, little "Corvus Crow". He is going to Ghoultide Gathering the end of September, so he will not be available online. 

Corvus has a thing for jack-o'-lanterns so if you see a crow flying around with one hanging from his beak, chances are it is Corvus.  He has brothers that are equally fond of Halloween so look for peeks of them in the upcoming months!

Have a great week!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Peek-a-Boo Pumpty

Halloween is now in full swing in the studio and I'm excited to return to the colors of orange and black...they are sort of like old friends to me.  Below is the first completed Halloween character for 2011, "Peek-a-Boo Pumpty", a funny little pumpkin boy wearing devil horns and holding a bird mask, playing peek-a-boo with us.  He has just thrown up his hands and uncovered his face to expose a suspiciously sweet little smile.   (I never completely trust these little guys as I blame them for the dust bunnies and cobwebs in my home...okay, maybe they aren't really responsible, but it makes me feel better to think so.)

Pumpty wasn't happy about his black and white striped unitard, but I explained to him that only real pumpkin "men" could carry it off so the muttering has subsided. 

This little fellow will be going to Ghoultide Gathering, September 30 and October 1, 2011, at Mill Race Village in Northville Michigan.  Check the link and look at the list of wonderful artists I have the great fortune of participating with at this wonderful Halloween festival of arts.  I feel so lucky to be included and know this will be another wonderful year at Ghoultide Gathering!  Don't miss it!

Have a great week!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Just thought I would wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!!!

I'm off to go make a cherry pie for dinner tonight  from cherries we picked this past summer...yum!  I think I'm ready to be done with winter.

Have a lovely day!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Something New to Announce!

Something new to announce at Monkey-Cats Studio.  Starting tonight, I will now have my work available not only on the EHAG Emporium, but I am very happy to announce I have joined PFATT Marketplace.  
UPDATE: All gone, thank you!! 

For my debut tonight, 9 p.m. Pacific, I will have three spring works available, all one-of-a-kind originals, created without the use of molds and made of paper mache.
"Eggster Rabbitty"  (**SOLD**, Thank you!)

"Pinky Candy Container" (**SOLD** Thank you!)

and "Ralphie Rabbitty"  (**SOLD**, Thank you!)

All three works will come signed, numbered and dated.

I hope you like the little hoppers
and as always, I thank you for your consideration.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Year of the Rabbit

According to the Chinese Zodiac, the year 2011 is the Year of the Golden Rabbit, which begins on February 3, 2011 and ends on January 22, 2012.  The Rabbit is a lucky sign and it is said that people born under this sign are friendly individuals who enjoy the company of a group of good friends, are characteristically wise, considerate, kind, intelligent, quick and can talk themselves in or out of most situations with no problem.  A true rabbit! 

The Rabbit traditionally brings a year in which you can catch your breath and calm your nerves.  In the Chinese zodiac, Rabbit is the symbol of the moon, which is the Yin in life.  It is suggested throughout this year during the full moon night that you go out into your garden to look upon the full moon and visualize moon dust and moon glow flowing into you, filling your body with bright white light, which will grant you fearlessness, love and courage.  This will not only strengthen your inner "Chi" energy, it will also bring wisdom into your life.  (I don't know about you, but I could use a little of that!)

Here is the first candy container rabbit I have ever made, which is in honor of the Year of the Rabbit, and obviously, our Easter tradition.  He isn't available, but I thought I would share him with you since he is a first for me.

I tried to give him a gentle, but slightly mischievous face with a touch of "moon dust" (okay, it is actually glass glitter) added to his bow tie and the rim of his base.  I also used a matching tinsel on the handle.

I'll have one more rabbit candy container completed for my debut on PFATT Marketplace on February 10, along with one long legged rabbit fellow....so yes, it is the Year of the Rabbit.

Have a great week and stay warm!