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Sunday, October 18, 2020

some pumpkin things


this little folk artsy fellow  was inspired by the lines of a poem about
frost on the pumpkin . Well i have not seen frost for decades! however, each fall the salt is in the air where i live because winter /fall is when the waves get larger and stronger and toss salt into the air...
so as i made this little painted fabric folk art figure. i wrote a poem  on the gown as it came to me as i made it. . in the original one i made a tiny snowman pin i called frosty,  hence 
  frosty is on the pumpkin.   Most years i make one for  my collection.

Then there is the count down to the  search for the most sincere pumpkin that Charlie Brown is forever looking for in that adorable cartoon i must watch each year. 

It's The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown [Full Soundtrack] - Fixed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ0XTlof8bc



Oh, this little jack o lantern i  named punky. i made  him back in 1976 with the help of a potter that threw the pumpkin shapes for some of us to carve and  embellish and glaze.
 as you can see he has a slight astigmatism, much like his carver.... 
So each October i take punky out of the china cabinet and dig around for new votive candles. luckily my local Longs drug store (CVS)  has those stubby little candles we keep on hand in case the power goes off, again.
 

our very first computer had an etch a sketch

feature on it  that i was able to make this little card on.


one of my favorite Vince Guaraldi pieces came out in the 1960's and was probably the being of my love of jazz. it was played on the  radio  as you drove down the road. Dave Brubeck was also popular in his recording of "Take five" i recall hauling these LP  albums to college along with my little turntable....you can listen to it if you like below

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTA3aOfrDHA

 

Vince Guaraldi Trio - "Cast your fate to the 

wind."


And until today i never knew it had words.
everyday  i  learn  something  new !!
Be well



A month of nights, a year of days
Octobers drifting into Mays
I set my sail when the tide comes in
I just cast my fate to the wind

I shift my course along the breeze
Won't sail upwind on memories
The empty sky is my best friend
I just cast my fate to the wind

A month of nights, a year of days
Octobers drifting into Mays
I set my sail when the tide comes in
I just cast my fate to the wind


1 comment:

LA Paylor said...

awe... pumpkin love from Hawaii!! I like your last photo too
listening to the music... wonderful