Monday, November 9, 2009

Canada Goose Gourd

Okay, I'll admit it--I was playing with a dried gourd trying to be "craftsy." I just couldn't resist buying that mold-covered monstrosity--it simply screamed "Canada goose" at me in the pumpkin patch. After soaking, then scrubbing it with a bleach solution (I should have worn gloves), I used acrylics to paint my folksy version of one of these beautiful (yet extremely messy and noisy) birds. (Sorry golfers and football players--I know they wreak havoc on courses and other open spaces!!!). Don't know if I should try selling him or not. He looks quite cute by my fireplace and and reminds me of the migratory paths over my homes back East. Is there a market for such things?