Yes, I DO realize that I’m about exactly two months behind the rest of the world in the festivities of painting autumnal pumpkins.
BUT, there is a reason for it! A very good reason.
You see, my sister Ervina was coming to visit and we wanted to wait until she was here with us. [It’s been a childhood dream of hers, never before accomplished, and we wanted to be there for the Big Day].
So, she arrived, we were having heaps of fun visiting our other sister Jana, missing our yet other sister Claudia [missing her not included in the ‘heaps of fun’], sitting and drinking coffee and eating quiche just like we’ve always dreamed of doing together [except 360 days of the year we’re too far apart from each other to do that].
And then, it was the
Day of Painting Pumpkins.
The children were so very excited, it’s true. And what even truer is that the big kids were even more excited. It’s a way of bringing out the inner artist you didn’t realize you had, and feeling extremely happy with the result.
The ‘Punkins,’ as Zoe says.
[Or is that ‘Pungkins’? Something along those lines. Definitely without the ‘Pump’ part.]
Unfortunately, by the time I went to purchase some, everyone else around here had bought out nearly every single pumpkin. The result was a great scarcity, resulting in very cheap ones in those I could find, and of pulling out pretty much every plastic pumpkin I had around as well.
Let the painting begin!
I’m on a gold fetish right now. [More on that another time.]
But I bought a gold and gold glitter paint in the craft section at Walmart,
and that was what we big kids used the most of.
Also, we couldn’t find more than one white pumpkin, so we painted some of the orange ones white.
There are just so many fun options!
Of course, you can’t expect children to stay with a neutral pallette. Oh no.
The rainbow assortment is the very best kind, of course. :)
The different styles we made…
The polka dot.
This would also be so pretty on a white base…
This was fun, but I think it would have turned out better if I would’ve painted the pumpkin white, and used gold glitter instead of silver.
The leaf # 1.
The leaf #2.
The white & glitter.
[yes, this was a green pumpkin!]
These now so festively adorn my home for a few more weeks!