This is for Inktober.
Do you remember a band called Smashing Pumpkins? They had a song I liked and the first lyrics were, “The world is a vampire.” I think about them every year in Oct.
Back then, a local radio station called the Buzz had a pumpkin carving contest and I entered. You had to put the word buzz somewhere on your pumpkin. I cut the bottom off the pumpkin and saved it to use as ears and tongue. I got a lush looking piece of moss out of the woods and put it on top of my pumpkin with toothpicks for hair. To make the face I carved off the orange color top layer of the pumpkin except for the lips and eyebrows which I left natural, dug out some eye sockets and stuck some google eyes in the holes. Then attached the tongue with buzz written on it in magic marker by sticking it in a little slot I cut open between the lips, and stuck the ears on with toothpicks. It was the winner! The D.J.s called it the Chia pumpkin. I got 2 free tickets to see the Smashing Pumpkins and took my daughter, Sarah.
It was a good concert, Sarah’s first concert ever. Billy Corgan was like a demon onstage.
In unrelated art news that guy who was so interested in buying my unfinished watercolor a few days ago, he’s a scammer. I’m sure of it. I’ll just keep the painting. For a while there, I didn’t get any robo calls. I should have listened to my instincts and not called him, but he asked me to call him so he could buy the painting. Now he has my number because I texted him the painting was finished if he wants to see it. Darn it, I got a robo call last night, but that’s not the only reason I think he’s a scammer. He was overly friendly. First I tried to call him but he didn’t answer and his voice mail was full. Does that sound odd? Someone wants to buy a painting before it’s finished then when you try to call them they’re hard to get and you can only contact them by texting. Too bad a good looking and charming guy like that is a vampire and scammer.