Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Egg Man, Revisited...

They used to call him "Humpty Dumpty," when he worked at the circus. He would sit on a wall, and circus visitors would pay to throw balls at him. They paid five cents a ball, and he only got 5% of the profit... Well, as you probably guessed, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. Actually, he had several. This job just wasn't all it was cracked up to be. The last fall was so bad that all of the Kings horses and all of his men were just barely able to put him back together again. His doctor told him that they might not be so lucky the next time.

The Egg Man was already rethinking his career, and had been considering what kind of work he could do. As fortune would have it, the next small town they came to, he found a tiny pumpkin farm for sale. "This is just what I need," he thought, "and, I'll be my own boss." He bought the farm with his small savings, and never looked back.


When he left the circus, he took a discarded, old, broken circus wagon. The elephant had grown too big for it.


Turns out, all it needed was new wheels, and an axle. A new paint job wouldn't hurt, either. And, as a bonus, the best fertilizer for his pumpkins was right there, in the bottom of the wagon! After restoring the wagon, it was perfect for hauling his crop to Saturday Market. He grows the finest pumpkins in the land. Nowadays he's much happier, and he gets 100% of the profit!


And the Egg Man lived happily ever after.


The Egg Man came home from Art Doll Quarterly last week, after his appearance in the Shelf Sitters Challenge. I'd been thinking about creating a prop for him to sit on, and with Halloween approaching, this just seemed right. He'll be in my Etsy shop if you're interested in owning him.

I hope my Egg Man cracks you up!
Maggie

8 comments:

maddyrose said...

What a crack up!!! Love the story and the new vocation for Egg Man. He's bound to be happier being his own boss and the wagon filled with pumpkins is the perfect prop for this wonderful doll. Your shelf sitters are wonderful but of the three I think EM is my favorite. Can I get the family discount? Enjoy your day Sis.
Hugs

Magic Love Crow said...

Yeh Egg Man ;o) Happy he has found a new job ;o) I saw that you sold your moon man ;o) Good for you! Big Hugs and I hope everything is well ;o)

Maggie said...

Thank you sis. Sure you can have the family discount...

Maggie said...

Thank you Stacy! And I hope all is well with you!

Mary @ Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

So, your creations do come to life! Egg Man and his wagon of pumpkins is just perfect for fall...love your creativity in story and in clay!

Cobblestone Creations said...

Fantastic! Your imagination is inspiring. Love the new look for your blog too. xxx

Maggie said...

Thank you Laura. Your comments on my new look are appreciated, also. I've been slow to develop it.

IrelandBrady said...

Egg Man is just tooooooooooo cool! I love everything about him and his face is just as sweet as can be! How wonderfully creative you are Maggie!

I am so happy he changed careers ... the look of contentment on his face must surely come from the fact that he is now his own boss! Way to go Egg Man!