Let’s face it. When you go into the shops scouring the aisles for just the right thing in the right color in the right size, you often come up empty handed. I can’t tell you how many times this has happened to me. Often it is the impetus for innovation. I’m not talking about clothes or cosmetics. No. I’m talking crafts.
With my current project I needed pumpkins but after going on a hunt – well, see the above paragraph. But as the old saying goes, where there’s a will, there’s a way. For the first of several makeovers, I began with pumpkins like this.
Then I started altering them. At this stage it helps a lot to know where you are going, otherwise you start to wonder what you have gotten yourself into.
It is a sticky situation. Literally – sticky. Also it can be tedious, but I let my mind wander and that can be quite entertaining.
After this stage comes the painting. Pumpkin after pumpkin after pumpkin. But that’s when there’s a bit of a reward – kind of like someone telling you if you finish your homework you can have some milk and cookies.
Here’s another example of a makeover. I started with this:
Made a few changes – turning it from a candle-looking like thing into something that more resembles a jack-o-lantern. There is a good reason for the paint splotches but that’s a story for another day.
Here’s a photo of the painting underway.
This photo shows it mostly complete. At least enough for you to get the idea of the finished look.
That’s what I have been up to. That a whole bunch of other stuff – like peeling glue off my fingers, washing paint brushes and oh yeah, having tea and cookies. Thanks Dad!
See ya’ next time,