Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween! - Painted Pumpkins



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Happy Halloween! Today is the day to put on costumes and get your parent[s] candy, kiddos! I am a horrible procrastinator, so just yesterday, we painted our pumpkins. I choose to paint them for the time being because the kiddo can be completely involved and I don’t have to worry about any injuries. I’m mostly worried about myself, the things I can do with a sharp object in my hand.
Izzy had been telling me again and again about how he wanted a white robot pumpkin. I get where this comes from, he watches the videos on youtube called, “Shawn the Train” and there are a couple of episodes he has mooshed together. One where a robot paints everything white because that is its favorite color and another where Shawn makes pumpkin faces out of shapes. Somehow these have become robot pumpkins, try to keep up with a three year old imagination, okay?
thought I had enough white paint for this project, but one bottle turned out to be all dried up, the second was half full and the third was metallic, metallic does not coat well. But we worked with what we had because these puppies are getting done a day before halloween. And then November 1st I will gut them and save their innards for pie… just don’t tell the kiddo.
His pumpkin is an artistic rendition of a robot, I drew the face on, he painted and I came back by and did the outline. Mine is a ghost! I saw ghost pumpkins in a magazine and had my mind set on it from there out. My husband asked if I realized there are white pumpkins out there, clearly he doesn’t get that half the fun it trying to squeeze out enough white paint to cover the orange. Why on earth would we want to do things the easy way?
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My little artist at work, this kid clearly has my creative bug.
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I can’t help but think I see a T-1000 in there. Sleeping with one eye open tonight.
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And my ghost pumpkin, you can see where I didn’t have enough white paint for mine. We painted the T-1000 first, so he got all the white paint and the ghost had to manage with what was left.
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He’s a happy little painter, anytime he can create.
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