Yesterday, a group of Front Range hobbyists headed up to the high country for Karen Gerhardt's Pumpkin Season Open Studio Party.
The party opened with a tour of Karen's beautiful new studio...and a fun giveaway.
Teresa Fedak and Yashka Hallein were the big winners, but no one went home empty-handed.
After we'd inspected every inch of the studio...
we went downstairs to eat, play with the dog...
and paint pumpkins.
Everyone looks serious, but this was actually a ton of fun.
Here's a before picture of the painted pumpkins.
I can't wait to see what they look like after they spend a few hours in the kiln.
In theory, one of these will be green!
The party wrapped with one more fun activity.Karen had asked us each to bring a model horse.
We lined them up on the shelf and held an impromptu competition judged by popular choice.
I brought Proof. He didn't win, but I thought he looked amazing anyway.
Thank you for hosting the pumpkin party, Karen!