Over the years our extended family has gone camping over Columbus Day / Indigenous People’s Weekend. 2012 marks the start of the family pumpkin carving ritual and my ritual of documenting the artwork in my journal.
The more members of the family, the more come camping, the more pumpkins to carve, and the more pumpkins to draw and paint.
And we love every minute of our Pre-Halloween festivities!
2017 – Sorry, no sketchbook page… we were unable to join the group this year.
This year we again spent Columbus Day weekend camping with family. Tradition demands a Saturday morning excursion to a local farm stand to pick the perfect pumpkins for the afternoon carve-a-thon. No time to dilly-dally… we had trick-or-treaters coming along with hay rides in the evening!
The hot mulled apple cider and roasted pumpkins seeds were the perfect snack as we toasted our feet by the fire. Even the dogs loved it!
Now Dozer wants to be sketched too… soon… I promise.