“Just wait and see, Charlie Brown. I’ll see the Great Pumpkin. I’ll SEE the Great Pumpkin! Just you wait, Charlie Brown. The Great Pumpkin will appear and I’ll be waiting for him…”
― Charles M. Schulz
This week’s Timeout for Art will surely inspire a few of you to purchase a package of modeling clay, a small-to-medium sized pumpkin and start having fun!
From Little Rock and Monticello Arkansas, I introduce you to three unique pumpkin heads! The following photos illustrate a fun option for creating October mascots!
My sister Kate and I selected three inexpensive pumpkins then went to the children’s section of a discount store and purchased a package of multiple-colored clays. We used the dark colors for modeling the basic shape and saved the red and yellow colors for the ‘skin.’
Thinking ahead, we allowed room for the white eyeballs. We also formed and set aside thin strips of orange for the eyelids.
We needed to purchase more clay for the third pumpkin and found a multi pack with many colors. We forgot to photograph the stages, so here’s the finished “Diablito.”
(Which pumpkin is your favorite?!)
For a few dollars, you can have fun with Halloween art; if you don’t have a pumpkin, use an orange or a winter squash or even a coconut!