Nice of you to drop in.
safe in the knowledge that I’ve got at least 2 of everything I need,
and at least 1 of loads I don’t need.
Saturday’s Blog a new technique, right?
Well, now for something completely different!
Using the stencil version of our lovely boy in flight.
Halloween is only a week away.
Now t be honest, I have never really bought into Halloween.
Not my kinda thing, putting on scary masks,
going round terrifying kids.
But I saw the pumpkins at the farm shop last week,
and a little voice in my head said,
“Go on, you know you want to!”
So here’s my stab – literally at a pumpkin…
You have all probably got an ology in pumpkin carving,
so humour me here!
This is the inners in the sink.
Am I going to make a pumpkin pie?
Remind me to tell you the story
about pumpkin pie and my cousin one day….
So I figured I had best try and make a neat opening at the top.
Scraped out the insides. Yuck.
Then found a sieve to balance it on. Key utensil.
Taped the stencil to the side of the pumpkin.
Dabbed Black Archival ink through the boy.
Then sort of folded the stencil round the pumpkin and did the birds.
Mmmm. Now how to cut out the boy…
I decided to start stabbing him with a pokey tool
in the middle of his body,
and then started working my way out gently to the side.
Used a nail file to smooth out the edges.
It worked really well!!!!
Popped a candle in to see if it worked.
No point pursuing if not.
I decided the best way to do the lines was dot dot dot
with the finest Groovi Tool first,
then back through the hole with a cocktail stick.
The Groovi Tool + Cocktail stick may sound a bit basic,
but by Golly! It works brilliantly!!
I nearly got carried away !
But the old neck was giving me stick, so I settled for subtle.
Dave came into the kitchen just as I was finished.
“How are you getting on?” he asked.
“Great. Turn the lights off!”
“Oooh! I say! Is it the weekend already?”
You can tell he’s feeling better.
Didn’t she do well?!
I put a bright halogen torch inside,
so I could leave the lid on.
Jayne! I hope you see this!
Jayne is my good friend and work colleague,
who is always making things like this.
When she saw the fresh pumpkin in the kitchen last week,
she asked me what I intended to do with it.
“It’s an Art project!” I had retorted defiantly,
because as Jayne knows,
I don’t have time to make the bed
let alone carve a blimming pumpkin!!!!
But there we are Jayne.
Bed, pumpkin? Pumpkin, bed?
The pumpkin won.
Now I must work out what to wear tomorrow.
The challenge every month is remembering what I wore last month, so you don’t think I only have one outfit!
I’ll ring Mum – she always knows!
See you tomorrow,
2-4 and 6-7 HOCHANDA
love and hugs,