Creative and Fun Painted Pumpkin Ideas

    I LOVE fall. Halloween, Hocus Pocus, sweaters, good hair days, apple cider donuts. You name it, I love it. I know it’s a cliché, but I do not care. Here’s an inspiration roundup of 4 DIY ways to decorate your pumpkins that you picked wearing your leather boots, flannel shirt, and aviator sunglasses (you know who you are). Anything you wish to see here? Comment below.

Floral PumpkinIMG_9277    Who cares if it’s not Spring? This is more of decorative art than Halloween decorations. I painted this last Halloween with acrylic paint.

Day of the Dead Pumpkin 

    This is a fun idea that is hard to mess up. As long as you draw eyes, a nose, and teeth, you can draw whatever designs you like around it. I painted this with acrylic paint while drinking some wine (I highly recommend). Use paint pens to draw the fine details if you have difficulty using a paint brush. It’s much easier and dries within seconds.

Donut Pumpkins

    I found these on Pinterest (click image) and melted… and then got hungry. They are so cute and look super easy to make. Now how about cupcake pumpkins?!

Simple and Classic Pumpkinsherringbone pumpkin

    These herringbone pumpkins are for those that want a chic and simple design. I found these on Pinterest (click the image to take you to page). They are SUPER easy to make, anyone can do it! I love the gold and white together. If you have trouble painting fine lines, buy a gold paint pen. Much easier to use on a pumpkin than a brush.


Lui Ferreyra

It always amazes me when people can make masterpieces out of colored pencils. He combines geometric patterns and colors to make beautiful portraits- my favorite! Take a peek and/or stare at this awesomeness.

Her nose even looks shiny. I just can’t even.



When in New York, do as the New Yorkers do

    Being a New Yorker means eating at trendy restaurants, drinking fancy $13 drinks, riding the subway AND mastering subway transfers, sweating in the subway, following the fashion culture but wearing a lot of black, and creating art or acting somewhat knowledgeable about art. I think I’m dappling in some of that as a temporary NYC resident thanks to my sister, a real NYC resident. Now that I’m officially an occupational therapist (registered and licensed!), it makes sense to start interning at a textile design studio in NYC, right?

    My babysitter from when I was little owns a textile business in Brooklyn and offered to teach me her ways for the month of September. Unsure what that is? We paint, scan the photo, print it, and hot press it on fabric. Then, designers and brands can buy it to make into clothing. It’s been so fun doing something different, and essentially getting art lessons for the first time in my life. I’m learning so much and hoping to one day be able to buy clothing with my prints on it. What kind of trends do you want to see on clothing this year?

  Just a few of the many fabric samples in the studio The best watercolors ever. So saturated. Somehow you only need half a drop to paint a picture. Insanity.   The view of Manhattan from the studio at no extra cost. Whattttt.

Snapchat + a cute dog = Gold

If you’re like me, you believe the Internet’s purpose is to look at cute animals. My friend put all of my snapchats of my dog, Cody, on a website so we can giggle at them forever. The best part is that she is always finding ones saved on her computer to add to the collection. Click here to see more silliness ( ).



Sadly, Cody passed away in November at almost 16 years old. I’m so glad I have all of these funny photos of him to look back on. He was truly one of a kind 🙂