Behind the Scenes: Making the Leprechaun Pumpkin

I hope you all were able to see my Leprechaun pumpkin in person, at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton, before he was cooked for pie. If you were lucky, you also got to have a taste of gold coins from his pot.

Here’s a special behind-the-scenes look at what went in to creating this “silly,” as my niece calls it, Irish sprite (seven photos included).

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Meet the Leprechaun Pumpkin I designed at the Radisson Hotel

I was commissioned by the historic Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton to design a Halloween pumpkin. The theme requested was a leprechaun. The only rule was it cannot be carved and the deadline was pretty much—yesterday.

Why a leprechaun?

Irish traditions permeate the very fabric of Lackawanna County. You may have heard of the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade, or “Parade Day,” as all of northeastern Pennsylvania calls it.

I had a few days to design it but, things have been hectic. I had no choice but to create it the day before, on Sunday—in one day. Given the time I had, I’m happy with the way it turned out.

I hope this jolly leprechaun brings a smile to your face.
Find my pumpkin, along with others, now on display to the right of the main lobby in the hallway in front of the elevators.

Special thanks to Brian Kenny and Mary for providing some of the materials.

 

Day Twenty Two: #inktober #inktober2017 I was commissioned by the historic #Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in #Scranton to design a #Halloween #pumpkin. The theme requested was a #leprechaun. The only rule was it cannot be carved and the deadline was pretty much—yesterday. Why a leprechaun? #Irish traditions permeate the very fabric of #Lackawanna County. You may have heard of the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade, or “Parade Day,” as all of northeastern #Pennsylvania calls it. I had a few days to design it but, things have been hectic. I had no choice but to create it the day before, on Sunday—in one day. Given the time I had, I’m happy with the way it turned out. I hope this jolly leprechaun brings a smile to your face. Find my pumpkin, along with others, now on display to the right of the main lobby in the hallway in front of the elevators. Special thanks to @briankenny and Mary for providing some of the materials. #Stpatricksday #paradeday #NEPA #radissonhotel #sculpture #artifeature #artistic_unity_ #creative_instaarts #tacart #artnerd2017 #artcollective #artnerd #supportart #artist_4_shoutout #ArtBasel @art #artistsoninstagram #artwhisper #artcollective #artnerd #supportart #showyourwork #feelingcraftsy

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“Friends Not Food”

I was born with a mission to help others. As a child, severe timidity and tumultuous environments made this difficult. So, I gravitated towards animals. I gave more love to my fur babies than most mothers gave to their own children. 

“Friends Not Food” is one of many future pieces of art work with a divine message. Since my sister’s death in March and my mom’s diagnosis with brain cancer a month later, there has been a force guiding me to regain a spark I once had in my early teens to early twenties to deliver messages of compassion, peace, love, and hope. 

I’ve had hesitation to touch upon certain taboo subjects as I was taught they would turn certain people off. I accept the reality of this and embrace the law of the universe, to attract other high frequency beings wanting similar paths. 

What we stand up for and educate others on, if for the greater good of all, will benefit us all, now and forever. If my art eases the suffering of just one, I have achieved a wondrous goal. We all have a responsibility to be a better version of ourselves, for ourselves and for betterment of the entire universe. 

I was born with a mission to help others. As a child, severe timidity and tumultuous environments made this difficult. So, I gravitated towards animals. I gave more love to my fur babies than most mothers gave to their own children. “Friends Not Food” is one of many future pieces of #ArtWork with a divine message. Since my sister’s death in March and my mom’s diagnosis with brain cancer a month later, there has been a force guiding me to regain a spark I once had in my early teens to early twenties to deliver messages of compassion, peace, love, and hope. I’ve had hesitation to touch upon certain taboo subjects as I was taught they would turn certain people off. I accept the reality of this and embrace the law of the universe, to attract other high frequency beings wanting similar paths. What we stand up for and educate others on, if for the greater good of all, will benefit us all, now and forever. If my art eases the suffering of just one, I have achieved a wondrous goal. We all have a responsibility to be a better version of ourselves, for ourselves and for betterment of the entire universe. #compassion #peace #love #PlantBased #FishAmnestyDay #ReasonsToGoVegan #Veg #vegetarian #VeganArt #NoMeat #NoDairy #TrueHappinessIs #animalRights #happiness #health #friends #ShopWithYourHeart #peta #wellness #vegan

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