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Can’t believe this is my first post of the new year, it has been a busy first quarter of 2012! The highlight of the year thus far though has to be placing in the Florida Gourd Show. This was the … Continue reading
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Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone! Enjoy this wonderful Day of the year to count your blessings . . .
Two friends ready for Halloween. I created both of these from gourds! The witch is made with one real gourd for the head and two craft pumpkins I purchased. I created the ghosts with cheesecloth, toothpicks and mod podge. The hair is raffia and I sculpted the hands from polymer clay. I made the witch’s hat with felt and stuffed it with fiberfill.
The Jack O Lantern was created with a real gourd. I cut and carved it. The ghost is the top part of the original gourd and the hat on the ghost is part of another gourd. The leaves were also created from a gourd. The banner is made with paper and I used the Martha Stewart letter punch to create the “Boo” letters. Both were painted with acrylic paints.
And while I was very busy Max was a little bored!
Since I have been busy carving and painting up a few gourds as Jack O Lanterns, I decided my home should be decked out in some fall colors. With the afternoon temps in the 90′s most days it sure doesn’t feel like fall outside, so when you walk in the house the fall colors can remind us that cooler weather is not too far away.
I purchased the small antique chair at a flea market . I change what is on the chair every so often depending on the seasons or holidays.
I purchased all of the fall flowers at Michael’s and arranged them in different flower pots and craft pumpkins. I love the look of the craft pumpkins with the flowers.
It sits looking over harbor and city
on silent haunches and then moves on.
I love foggy mornings and this Friday morning was so foggy, I immediately thought of my favorite Carl Sandberg poem “Fog” It was in my very first poetry book ” The Golden Picture Book of Poems To Read and To Learn” copyright 1955, and I cherish it.
Have a Wonderful Weekend!