Tuesday, October 10, 2006

My Fall Ritual

I haven't been doing much creatively lately. At least not in my studio. I think I've been avoiding it. Everyone goes through times like this and I know enough about myself to know that I can't force it. The desire will come back soon. I seem to go through this with every seasonal change and since we have 4 very distinct ones here in Maine, I'm good at it. In the meantime, here is a picture of something I make every october to celebrate fall...my pumpkin totem. It will MAYBE last till thanksgiving if we don't have a really hard frost. It pleases me to pull into the drive and see it.



It's easy enough to do if you have the cool gourds and bittersweet around your area. Here's a close-up:

3 comments:

Joanne S said...

Okay--How do you do it? Is there a long pointy pole in the center? what keeps them from rotting? I don't have any interesting gourds but I can plan ahead.

We used to have an abundant supply of bittersweet but one year we were a bit too vigorous in "clean up" and now it's all gone.

DubiQuilts said...

Hi, Your pumpkin totem is very clever. What a great idea!

jenclair said...

This IS a great idea! I love this...and hope I can remember until next year so I can try one.