Monday, October 31, 2011

So. I'm an artist now.

A few days ago I posted a photo my daughter found on the internet (with help from her father) of a vampire pumpkin.  She LOVES this pumpkin.  LOVES IT.  So she printed out the photo and hung it on her bedroom door, where it thoroughly creeped me out every night.  You can read that story here if you're so inclined.

Or you can just look at the original "inspiration" photo below:

By the talented Adrienne Trafford, a woman I have never met but who seems quite lovely.

Without further ado, here is MY version of this fantastic pumpkin.

Errrr.  Maybe I shouldn't have put it side by side with the original.
It looks a lot better if you don't look at Adrienne's masterpiece.
Look, I told you I wasn't a painter, OK?  You can stop laughing now.

Besides, the Princess isn't as discerning in her art appreciation as you all are.  She's thrilled with it, so I call it a success.


  1. You're kidding, right? Your pumpkin is AWESOME! You definitely have talent and I can see why your daughter loves it. I wouldn't mind having one of those myself.

  2. I went by the house this afternoon, and it's even greater in person!

  3. i love it - you did a great job!! (i'm enjoying your blog - you're hysterical!)

  4. Thank you!! :) I believe that I'm hysterical more than I believe that I did a great job replicating your pumpkin, but I'll accept both compliments. Thanks for the inspiration! You made my little girl very happy this Halloween.


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