Another October has quickly arrived!

I feel like I was just doing this pumpkins a few months back!!

Here goes my fourth October of sharing pumpkins.  I am always open to new ideas or suggestions.

The first pumpkin this year is starting me off easy.  Sitting and watching football on this amazing Sunday I had to do a pumpkin of my favorite team.

 

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Go Hawks!

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A 3D Skeleton Zipper Face

This is a pumpkin design that was originally carved by Ray Villafane.  He does some amazing work and since I am still trying to figure out the 3D pumpkins I thought I would try to copy some of his work.  It turned out quite well, I was happy with it.   This was a 45 lbs pumpkin, I am having trouble finding bigger pumpkins this year since the weather has been so dry.  Hopefully I can stumble across some big ones to do a few more 3D ones!

From start to the mid point

Mummy

With Halloween quickly approaching the scary pumpkin ideas start flowing. I hope everyone has their scary costumes ready for the big night!

I’ve had a few people ask what kind of tools I use so I’ve included a picture of the tools I used for this pumpkin after I traced the image.

Large knife to open the pumpkin, exacto knife for fine details, v shaped wood carving tool for the shaving, and the classic pumpkin knife for cutting out sections.

Dunbar Haunted House

Tonight we went to the creepy scary Dunbar Haunted house.  The haunted house which was originally done in the Dunbar neighborhood in the residence of the founder, has outgrown it’s neighborhood and had to move to south Granville warehouse area.  The warehouse area has added a different element of scare to the whole experience.  It is a great Halloween outing, a definite must do in my opinion.   All actors are volunteers and with proceeds going to the Fire Fighters Burn fund.  Go check it out…if you dare!!

Nevermore!


The Raven

Well after a long awaited year, creepy  October is finally here.  Pumpkins abound and carvings dug deep, will these scary etchings keep you from sleep? Check back daily to get the scoop, from evil zombie faces to brain soup.

The Raven

I started off easy but am looking forward to some more detailed carvings this long weekend.  Thanks for checking it out!!