Spooky simplicity

This weekend I painted a pumpkin, which apparently is a thing people do now. I didn’t know this was a thing until I did it, but I am happy about it.

We travelled a far ol’ way to get to our pumpkin painting class and foolishly we chose the scenic route on the way there. Recently the weather in Britain has been a bit…Rainy. We were forced to turn around, in a very small lane, by a huge flood that had already stranded one car. Fortunately, with a bit of running from the car park, we made it on time…phew.

The shop that our class took place in is really lovely and it was a good group of people. I am not really a ‘joiner’ or someone who actively seeks out the company of others, but this small crowd were cheerful, friendly and all seemed to enjoy painting their pumpkins. We used furniture paint for it and you can achieve a huge number of different effects…if you have the time. I decided to simply paint it black and add the stars with a gold Sharpie. I thoroughly recommend classes like this as a way of dipping your toes into new crafts.

As we didn’t have all day to do this I was not able to get massively creative, but I believe that sometimes simple is best and I am happy with how it turned out. As the instructor pointed out ‘You might not be able to polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter’.

Photobombed by William the Cronquerer

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