Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Jack-O-Lantern (1909)

I got this little jack-0-lantern at a flea market around 1995. It came from a small collection of drawings that belonged to a schoolteacher from a long time ago (the date on the back of this little pumpkin is 1909!). He was drawn in pencil on newsprint with an applied watercolor wash and then he was cut out.

I just love the two little nostrils at the bottom of the triangle nose. And those individually drawn teeth create quite the expression. :-) Reminds me of the look I was getting from the turtles today when I was cleaning up their favorite side of the backyard. They were not happy about the cleanup. If turtles had teeth, this is the exact expression I was feeling from them today. 

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