It seemed seasonally appropriate (and also because I am forced to carve a clown pumpkin tonight for my stepdaughter's pumpkin contest tomorrow) to share this pumpkin that I carved in 2013... Unfortunately I haven't done anything nearly as cool since, but hey... Happy almost halloween!
Very impressive! Pumpkin-carving was never my forte-- I always went with triangles for eyes and nose, and a scowling mouth with a few jagged teeth. If I tried anything like your pumpkin there, it would end up in the compost heap before I was halfway through.
Wow, I'm impressed! The Halloween thing has only really taken off here in Aus in the last 5 years or so. Before that I didn't hear much about it. It's a scary-looking quaker in the pumpkin (Cupcake on a fiesty day?)!
Thanks easttex! It was very delicate so it rotted pretty quickly. Kinda forces you to get rid of it
It was very collaborative... She designed it, but I did the carving.. but then she painted it and added pipe cleaner hair. And looking at the other contestants at this school, I'd say many of the parents just did the whole thing for their kids. But we did get second place
Hey aaron... I showed your carving to Oscar today. In order to get him to focus on it.. I shook the picture with my mouse up and down and then Oscar started talking to it... lol... Hey was saying... yes... yes... yes... too cute.