I vanished once again, this time to Italy. And despite a pretty intense heat wave, it was amazing. One of our many stops included Sacro Bosco, also known as Parco dei Mostri (Park of Monsters). Now how could a name like that not inspire a project. This sculpture filled garden was conceived of in the 16th century by Pier Francesco Orsini in honour of his deceased wife, Giulia Farnese, and designed by Pirro Ligorio, with the sculptures by Simone Moschino. It was a wonderful and surreal environment to visit. So with only a short time until Halloween, I say bring on the monsters.
- acrylic paint
- paint brushes
- black Sharpie marker
- Find yourself a good sized stone that can hold a door open when a nice cool breeze comes blowing through your home. Wash it and allow to dry.
- Find images of monsters, or work from your imagination, and paint on the stone. Any outlining can easily be done with a Sharpie marker, once the paint has dried.
- Keep the stone handy and near a door, so next time there’s a cool breeze, the door won’t slam shut because your little monster door stop will be keeping everything under control.
Here are a few images from Parco dei Mostri, which inspired this project: