You can sense the changes in the seasons. Fall has finally arrived and in true, full swing. All the signs are there. Cool, crisp nights,, the fiery reds, oranges and exploding bright yellow shimmering on the trees. Apple cider, squashes, pumpkins and Indian corn all now seen at local farmers markets and groceries, and the frenzied chattering chatter from swarms of children all so anxious to don their brand new costumes in making the yearly trick-or-treat rounds. These fall images are all tell tale signs that the lazy, hazy days of summer are now just a distant memory and the winter chill and snow are not that far away.
If Autumn is your favorite season, and Halloween in particular, you’re not the only one. So many peoplerank this season as their favorite of them all. And who can blame them? I count myself among them for one. I personally enjoy the opportunity to finally decorate my home again after a long spring and summer of aesthetically weak holidays (at least when it comes to going wild with outdoor theme displays, lights, etc…you get the idea). You can only decorate so much when it comes to Independence Day, St. Patrick’s Day or Valentine’s as examples.
So if you’re like many fall enthusiasts who enjoy fall themes in decorating, you likely also enjoy decorating for Halloween as your big focal point. And decorating for Halloween typically means the yearly carving of the pumpkins, which is great! But one thing that I’ve always found disappointing is spending and hour or two, maybe even three, carving a very special pumpkin design only to have that big, orange squash going squishy in only a few weeks, and after all that painstaking work!
One of the best, and increasingly popular ways to personalize those pumpkins nowadays is by putting down the knives and picking up the brushes instead. Yes, instead of gutting the gourds many people would much rather splash them up with a little makeup so to speak.
Pumpkin painting is an extremely fun alternative to pumpkin carving. A big advantage of painting is the unlimited flexibility and freedom in creativity to do just about anything you like! Faces, designs, polka-dots, whatever you want. The possibilities are endless. Make a mistake “carving” that special design and you’re probably done or going to have to start over with a fresh pumpkin. Painting allows you to easily adjust or adapt your design with no harm done.
One other huge positive to painting over carving is the longevity your pumpkin friend will provide you. Carving usually results in a short-lived relationship with your creations on display. With pumpkin painting, you enjoy the likelihood that your new masterpieces likely will well last into the Thanksgiving holiday or beyond if you’re really lucky.
Pumpkin painting does require a little bit of experience to get really good at it. But you’d probably be surprised to discover how good you will get at it and how quickly you’ll become a pumpkin painting expert as well. It just takes a little practice, some imagination and an open mind to try something a little different instead of that old time-tested pumpkin carving tradition.
There is still plenty of time this Autumn for you to play around with pumpkin painting and become a master pumpkin painter in no time with this better way of creating a ‘spooktacular’ display this Halloween season. I can almost guarantee you’ll never go back to carving your pumpkins again.
By Jamie Josephs
Article Source: articledashboard.com