Monday, October 11, 2010

Jack -O- Lantern of all trades...

Last year I worked at a large company that had a pumpkin carving contest.  I got a free pumpkin and was told to bring it back in a week carved with something great.  I amazed myself at my mad pumpkin skillz....last year I did a little something like this...

 Plus this guy:
Via Klara Viscova...a really cool graphic designer.
I etched it all free hand on the pumpkin and it turned out surprisingly well!  Unfortunately, where I worked housed lots of professional chefs that beat me really bad and I didn't take a photo of it.

This year, I'm back on the jack o lantern bandwagon.  I'm thinking about these bad boys maybe...
 Porcupines!  These actually look pretty easy, the lights are just Christmas lights inside of the pumpkin.
 I like the little scrolly guy.  I think I'm going to make my scrolls a little more jagged so they look a little less cutesy and a little more scary.
I've gotta get my hands on some turnips.  They look like little shrunken heads...I love it.

I'll be sure to let you see how mine turn out!


  1. I love the scrolly one. It looks so cool. The one you did last year is wonderful. You have a talent for this.

  2. They are all so fun! Take photos so we can see how it all works out. Must make work so much more fun.

  3. We carved a Jack from Nightmare Before Christmas pumpkin last year. It was so fun!