Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Secret Life of Toys, the Serial Killer Edition

"M U R D E R !"

Before you get all panicky, take a deep breath and remember the #1 rule in Wibbley World - "Nothing bad ever happens," so we should be safe. Hey, I just noticed that looks just like my house he's leaving - I don't think I like that!

I painted this ACEO for the May Nibblefest contest, "The Secret Life of Toys." This is a portrait (from life, something I don't do a lot!) of an actual marionette I have along with his demented brown bear associate, and I swear I can hear them saying "mmmuuurrrdddeeerrr" when they think I'm not paying attention. These are some seriously disturbing looking "toys" (I'm not sure when they were made, the heads are composition though so they're pretty old), maybe they were designed to keep the naughty children in check.


Maureen said...

OOOO scary!

Elizabeth Victoria Knowles said...

The actual marionettes are just as scary, I'll have to take some pictures of them & post them!

Maureen said...

Yes please.

Julie said...

What a delight to find your blog~ so refreshing to see such imaginative, hilarious and gorgeous artwork! I had so much fun looking through all of your etsy and ebay stuff too. Your art is awesome! (happy to follow) ; )

Elizabeth Victoria Knowles said...

Why thank you Julie!

Maureen, I'll try to get some photos today!