This year, I was determined to carve a pumpkin, because I’ve never done it before, and I wanted to do so for Calvin and for me. Maybe I tried it once a long time ago, but that memory is very vague. After checking Walgreens (because it was nearby), going to Safeway where they were sold out, we finally found pumpkins at Lucky’s. Vic (roomie), Louie (husby), and I picked out our orange canvases, grabbed some carving kits, and found some candles.
Not bad for first timers, huh?
I made the Phoenix for Calvin, because even though I will never get the chance to dress him up for Halloween in this lifetime, I can still show him how much he inspires me. How else could I have carved such a design, were it not for my sweet boy? So, though, it may not have been the best Halloween (nothing will be the “best” until my family is complete again), but it wasn’t bad. And yes, that’s a good thing. And yes, that’s enough.
And speaking of Calvin being my inspiration…
I thought the 5th would be an appropriate time to officially announce the launch of my site:
I know some of you have already seen it through my one of my late night Tweets. What I haven’t really shared, is that my son inspired me to start creating these (which I’m debuting here on my blog):
These resin pendants were handmade by yours truly using prints of some of my paintings. And today, on Calvin’s special day, I’m throwing in a special treat. (See the connections? Halloween? Treat? Treat rhymes with Tweet?) I want to share my son with by sharing these necklaces,
so if you would like one of them, all you have to do is just leave a comment on this blog post (not on Facebook!), and I will randomly choose a winner who will get his/her choice of necklace. (This giveaway is closed.)