Friday, October 28, 2011

PPF #33 and it's almost Halloween

Have you been over to PPF to visit with some incredibly talented artists and check out their work? The piece below fits in perfectly with their discussion regarding Halloween and

Dia de los Muertos.
YOU can see anything in a gourd if you really try. This is 'Bonita'. Originally a Chinese bottle gourd that lost her stem in shipping has human (my) hair that could be trimmed if you prefer a shorter look. It certainly won't grow any longer! She's hung around the studio for the last couple years in her box and only comes out for special occasions. I never thought there would be a market for her ... should I list her on ETSY? She's a fun piece and

her hair has held up pretty well

for the last two years ... SCARY!

Happy Halloween

enjoy Dia de los Muertos*

*(Day of the Dead) a holiday dedicated to ancestors honoring both death and the cycle of life. The celebration acknowledges that we still have a relationship with our ancestors and loved ones that have passed away. How cool is that?

... have a great weekend!


  1. Bonita is super creepy and perfect for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos decorating. She's also the first gourd I've seen with human hair. Happy PPF.

  2. Fun! Festive for Halloween and spooky! have fun! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

  3. OK, so that hair is officially creepy!!

  4. "CREEPY" does pretty much sum Bonita up. She hasn't been received well by family members either. Maybe that's why I keep her in her box! She's just perfect to take out at this time of year. Happy PPF and thanks for commenting on her ... I don't think she feels a thing, but I enjoy your thoughts! :)

  5. I like the skelly. I think she should come out of her box and join the family.:)) She is cool. Happy PPF!

  6. She is great!

    What a fun use of a gourd and a perfect time of year to show her off!

  7. Wow!
    Never seen gourds painted like this for Halloween, and I think it's great! :)

    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  8. your gourd is absolutely wonderful!

  9. normally I would think a gourd with hair would be too weird for words, yet somehow it works... weird... happy PPF xx

  10. Wow, That turned out awesome and a bit freaky. I love it!

  11. I love this!!!! I have been painting a ton of mini dried gourds for Christmas!!! but this piece is amazing!!!! wonderful work!!!!

    Happy PPF and pop by for Sweet Saturdays!!!!


  12. I think bonita looks fantastic - and a pretty friendly looking skelly too!

  13. Excellent work of art. Just amazing, I do like it. Blessings, Janet PPF

  14. Well, if Bonita is ever going to find a loving home, it would be this week, much better than her chances around, say, Easter.

  15. very weird and spooky! perfect for halloween!

  16. She is creepy yet beautiful all at the same time! I am sure if youlisted her on Etsy someone would HAVE to have her! Happy PPF!

  17. Wow, she is way cool !!! I would put her on Etsy for sure!Deb

  18. EEK! This is definitely perfect for this time of year :)


  19. I love her! Fun, but kind of creepy, too!

    Happy Halloween and a late happy PPF!


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