4th through 6th grade students are making still life drawings of miniature gourds. The most common question so far has been if they are real! My parents planted them for me this summer (when I was busy working at Wal-Mart!) The middle gourd in the top picture was already getting mushy when I took the picture at the end of week one of drawing. I offered to find another similar gourd to replace it but the students wanted to keep that one. I think they are curious to see how squishy it will get. We'll see if it lasts through two more weeks! It is way mushier now and several of the gourds are starting to get little mold spots. Kinda gross but I guess that's just what happens when it has to last that long! I will post pictures of the drawings as students finish.