When I was down for the count the other day, Cassidy (yes, I still have a 21-year-old who carves pumpkins!) & Joey went to the farm to get their pumpkins…
…and brought one home for mom too.
(I see a combination Norman Rockwell and Children Of The Corn thing going on here. Part creepy. Part cute.)
Anyhoo, I’m still recovering from being sick so I’ve needed a little mindless therapy.
Perfect day to paint a pumpkin.
Nothing fancy, just a silhouette.
I started out by painting a basic scape.
Haunted house/treehouse, branch and fence.
I didn’t use a drawing, pattern or anything else.
Just freehand with paint and a paintbrush.
I’m not a great artist, as you can see by my leaves on the branches – ha! – but I wanted to just paint and see what I came up with.
There aren’t any clean, straight lines, but I think that adds to the “spookiness.”
The next step was to paint and carve the characters-
an owl, pumpkins, ghosts, bats and a harvest moon.
Try not to confuse my pumpkins with evil apples. LOL.
In case you are wondering, rather than cut the top off, I cut a hole in the back of the pumpkin to put the light in.
Here it is all lit up in the evening.
And here it is at the stroke of midnight.
As spirits roam the neighborhoods at night,
Let loose upon the Earth till it be light…
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