The Great Pumpkin Carving

Today was our annual outing for picking pumpkins followed by the ritual carving of the orange beast. The boys consulted and decreed that this years pumpkin would be a spooky house with a ghost in it.

We use those templated things from those books that you buy… they work fairly well, although I must admit, the thin lines really get butchered with the primitive carving tools. Tough to go “deep enough” and stay thin and wispy like the paper shows… So I always cheat and make the drawing a bit bigger than the directions indicate.

As is the tradition, Whopeprs, Kit Kats and Milk Duds were consumed while the carving took place. In the end, the boys enjoyed the work. Thank God Halloween is but once a year šŸ™‚


Pumpkin Carving (c) Joseph Rowland 2009Carved Pumpkin (c) Joseph Rowland 2009


One Response to “The Great Pumpkin Carving”

  1. Joseph, I just looked at all your slide show pictures. They are all beautiful. I especially likedCalifornia pictures and the portraits of the children. The little girl with her hands on her hips was great. Tristan is beautiful and Aidan such a beautiful smile. Keep up the good work.Aunt Eileen

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