Sunday, October 30, 2022

Have to get ready

Our porch on a rainy, windy Halloween night.
The canvas pumpkin princess reigns supreme.
She is pinned at the bottom, and
stuffed with newspapers.  We 
recycle the paper.  She goes flat and
rolls up to be put away for next year
when the fun is over. 

Very inspired by so many artists today. And by the gorgeous
day we had.  We are not ready for Halloween.  We have the 
pumpkins, but Steven hasn't carved them.  And we haven't put 
up our pumpkin princess.  I am not into the death's head,
gruesome part of Halloween, all the more unpleasant when
friends have died -- as is true of the past year.

Still I love the spirit of celebration -- so we've bought the
candy, and even though I will be teaching at Trick or Treat
time, Steven can put the candy out on a table on the porch, and
sit masked on the other side, letting kids take their own. Last
year we said two candies each.  Bur by the end of the night
kids were taking as much as they wanted.

The image today is from an earlier Halloween when we were
ready. Check.

Have a loving your life day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

That was a lot of carving last year 😄❣️❣️❣️

Barbara Muir said...

True Evelyn,

This year because I was teaching on Zoom at the kitchen table,
Steven just carved one, and it was really cute.


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