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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Best pumpkin ever! Take 1

Great News! I have tomorrow off! One of the things I thought would be nice to do tomorrow is to tackle one of the goals I set for myself in a previous post. I think I'll hold off on the cavity goal for now, noble as that goal is, to focus on my other goal: carving the best pumpkin I've ever carved. Notice I said the best pumpkin I've ever carved, not the best pumpkin ever carved. And as I mentioned before, that shouldn't be too hard considering the many mediocre pumpkins I've carved in my lifetime.

Today on my way home from work, I stopped by a farm that sells pumpkins and picked out a beaut. Now, I should clarify that this pumpkin is a practice pumpkin. I mean, it's been a year since I carved a pumpkin and I think I'll have to practice several times before really going for the title. Here's a picture of the pumpkin I carved last year:



That picture was taken (with my friend Brady) at a pumpkin carving party I co-hosted last year. It was a pretty simple design (from a stencil) but I added some glitter glue freckles which I thought gave it an edge. But it's still pretty elementary, I'm not going to lie. And yet, if I remember correctly, I struggled with it. Which makes me think I should start with a simple design tomorrow.

I've been looking at stencils online, and these are a few I can choose from tomorrow:



I'm thinking since I'm a beginner, I should start with the tiger, right? I'll post pictures of my first practice and let you know how it goes. Wish me luck!

6 comments:

emily said...

I have tons of pumpkin carving patterns if you want to borrow some.

I LOVE PUMPKINS and HALLOWEEN and WITCHES and HALLOWEEN MOVIES and FALLING LEAVES and COSTUMES and ALL RELATED MAGICALNESS!!! ha!

What are you going to be for Halloween?

Christi said...

How's that pumpking coming? If you do that tiger I'd be very impressed. Are you doing a Halloween party this year?

Christi said...

Obviously I meant "pumpkin". :)

James C.C.D. said...

Choose the Yoda or I will attack you!!!

Katherine said...

I agree with James. I think that the Yoda one is pretty darned awesome. You can totally work up to it at the very least. I'm sorry that I'll have to beat you, though. Mwa-ha-ha-ha!!! Sorry...Halloween makes me get a little carried away...

Elizabeth Downie said...

James! You already attacked me! I'll try the Yoda when I'm ready. I'm still a beginner.