Well, I was carving pumpkins straight from October through to mid November last year. And by the time all 30+ 3D pumpkins had been carved, I was SERIOUSLY burned out, but in the best way though – feeling accomplished is always a good thing, especially when you know all the hard work you just did will pay off the following year.
Here is just a mini sneak peak of one of the many pumpkins I was working on last year after November…..
So why the extra pumpkins? Well, as much as I love carving pumpkins on my own time, there is definitely a motive here – 2 motives to be exact. The first is pretty basic – practice! I needed some time to really be able to sit down and practice creating faces packed with expression. The second, and biggest reason - I’ve collaborated with an AMAZING artist for a project that is going to be so awesome, you will NOT want to miss it! I’ll fully reveal the project, and pumpkins, once Fall 2015 rolls around….and maybe drop a few hints in between now and then! (And that’s all I’m going to say about that…for now.)
The suspense is going to eat away at me until then, so I’ll have to distract myself with some minor (and major) art projects until then.
Lately I’ve been working on some VERY miniature art projects. I’m not sure why, but I’ve always loved miniature art – maybe it’s the challenge of trying to get so much detail in to such a small space.
I’m also going to start work on another feather painting pretty soon here, and possibly (gasp) a canvas painting…..(For those of you who have been following me, it’s no secret that a canvas is not my surface of choice when it comes to painting….but we’ll see…)
Anyhow, as far as art goes, that’s about it at the moment. I’ll be doing a lot of art in the coming days and weeks, and I’ll be sure to record as much of it as I can.
There’s going to be lots of fun stuff going on this year – and somehow each year’s art manages to be bigger and better than the last! (figuratively speaking, or course….not sure if doing miniature ark qualifies as “bigger” ) Nevertheless, I’m feeling especially ambitious this year…….