Kat''s Nature

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Pumpkin Time

found this great autumn tablecloth
at the vintage shop in town
for 1.00 !

I have been noticing all the fall decorations 
 Loveland is all dressed up
 in tall corn stalks and mums and sunflowers 
... pumpkins and gourds.  
The leaves are changing to yellows and reds
on all the trees and bushes. 
 I think it is going to be a spectacular Autumn for natures color ! 
 I'm so excited. 
 Time to take loads of colorful nature pictures 
to inspire us all. 

 I have a plan to try using the Water Soluble Oil paint
 (yes,.. I said that right )  
no more harsh chemicals...It is worth trying them, in my mind. 
My poor fingers and fingernails are so dried out and abused
 from turpentine, linseed oils, and paint thinners.
 They are about four dollars more a tube at the local 
Micheal's and Hobby Lobby here. 
but I figure I'll be saving dollars on the other chemicals, 
and helping the earth a bit maybe.

I've been working on pumpkins lately
I found three pumpkin shaped wood pieces at the Goodwill store. 
 Friday is 50 percent off everything for me  !
( I'm over 50 years old and us old ladies need
 something to look forward to on Fridays! ) 
Thank you Goodwill

I covered the wood shapes in thick modeling paste
and made a pattern in them with a palette knife.

...the leaf is made from heavy paper and painted
and the curly cues are made of copper wire.

the stems are cut from actual pumpkin stems

Think I may add a flower with the stem dangling
from my crow's beak
He wanted to decorate his place too !

check out how to preserve the fall leaves at :


 I found the tutorials on leaf preserving
 while reading the lovely blog at :

Peace and joy and Happy Pumpkin Time !!!

- KAT -

I am joining in at ...


TexWisGirl said...

LOVE the curly-cues you added!

Jen of Country Weekend said...

Love it all--very fall and festive. Great deal on the table cloth!

Barb A said...

Love your pumpkins, texture adds to the look!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your new tablecloth and the pumpkins! I need to find some to work on! ♥

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Great idea! I love how this came out!

Thanks for dropping by!

You are invited to see how I painted my "Little Boy Blue in the Cornfield."

Kelly said...

Your art is *so* unique!


Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Hey Kat! I'm dying to know how you like the water soluble oils! I've only worked a few times in oils. I have a bad habit of resting my forearm on the canvas while detailing - not so good for oils. But I'd be a player for water soluble . . . when I hit the lotto. Or publisher's clearing house. Or get an art patron. :D

Kelli- AdventurezInChild'Rearing said...

love your pumpkins! the modeling paste was a good idea- has my head spinning. . .

Betsy said...


Thanks so much for commenting on my blog and joining me as a follower! I just became your newest follower too. I am so inspired by your pumpkins. I just love the texture and colors. I can't believe your good deals on the wood shapes and the tablecloth!

Carol said...

Love your pumpkins!!!!!and that owl is fantastic ♥