Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Pumpkin Patch

Saint Luke's Methodist Church at 4851 Apapka Vineland Roda at Conroy Road has a huge pumpkin patch for the month of October. Saturday was fairly cool so I decided it was time to sketch outside again! I leaned back against a tree and started to sketch. There were more pumpkins than I could count so the task of sketching them all was daunting at first. I also faced the challenge that parents and children were constantly roaming around looking for the perfect pumpkin to take home. Every pumpkin has an individaul personality. Some are short and squat while others are tall and bumpy. The kids tended to like picking out the miniature pumpkins and most parents were focused on getting shots of their children next to the pumpkins.
"Look at Mommy, look at the camera. Give me a big smile, come on let me see those chompers!"
"Sit over here and I will take your picture with the scarecrow OK?"
One child was on a quest to find the saddest pumpkin in the patch, while most others sought out the blemish free perfectly round orbs. As for myself I simply enjoyed the the challenge of sketching the constant parade of young families in the pumpkin patch.

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