The Burnsland Pumpkin Patch has some interesting looking characters this year. Most of them are happy to see you, and they all have that inner glow about them.
This is considered to be Volume 1 because I anticipate there being others before Halloween actually arrives. In some ways, September seems a little early for jack-o-lantern pumpkins, but I thought I would go ahead and roll these out there.
Pumpkins are fun and easy to draw. One thing that makes them easy is that in real life, no two pumpkins are the same. They do not have the same shape, they are not the same size, they are not even the same color all the time. So you really can’t go wrong by trying to draw a pumpkin, because you can make it look however you want it to look. Go ahead, give it a try.
And then even if two pumpkins were the same, two people would not carve them in the same way. Everyone’s jack-o-lantern would be different, based on the preferences of whoever was carving it.
People are very similar to pumpkins in that regard. No two people are exactly the same. And no two people like exactly the same things. We are all different.
At times, those differences can make things difficult. Why don’t you like the food that I cooked for you? Why don’t you want to do the things I want to do? Why don’t you like the music that I like?
However, if we take the time to realize that every person is the unique creation of God, it can change our outlook on the world. If we realize that everyone has their differences, we can see things differently. That does not mean that we will agree with everyone’s different opinions. That does not even mean that everything everyone does is okay, because some things just aren’t.
But we can see that God made all people. And we can love people through their difficulties, gently urging them to follow God’s ways. God made every one of us, and God loves every one of us, because we are his unique creations.
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. - Psalm 139:13-14
About the Artwork
Yes, the pumpkin in the center and the top right pumpkin are very similar. The small one was my first proof of concept, and I decided to leave him in there. So maybe they are brothers or some other close relation, since you can see the family resemblance there.
These were quick and fun to do, which is why there are multiple pumpkins here and there will probably be more in the future. These are almost like doodles, even if they look more “finished”. It is fun to do some quick things every now and then.