Monday, October 28, 2013

More Pumpkin Carving

We carved a pumpkin in art class again this year (You can see the pumpkin I carved last year here).  It is such a fun, low pressure activity.  I really don't stress over my design as I know it will be in the compost bin in a weeks time. This year I went with a ginkgoesque type leaf.  I love ginkgo trees so this seemed like a fun image to wind around my pumpkin.

These little pie pumpkins got turned ...

into these ... and then we had a little impromptu pumpkin photo-shoot.

I love adding a carved pumpkins to our front porch as it is a little different than the usual jack-o-lantern and I'm much more into pretty than scary.  I also bought a pumpkin and an assortment of squashes to decorate with.  The squash have the advantage that we can eat them when Hallowe'en is done (we don't eat the pumpkins that we carve as they are watery - grown more for size than taste).  

Have you carved your pumpkins yet?


  1. I carved pumpkins way back when my kids were little, so I haven't done that in many years. Your little pumpkins are adorable! How fun to go to an art class and learn how to do that!

  2. I haven't seen pumpkins carved like this before. They are very impressive, as are your displays.

  3. Lovely Halloween display! I love the ginko leaf pumpkin! :D

  4. Your display looks wonderful! Happy Halloween! Kit

  5. Absolutely stunning! I love the choice of ginko leaves on the pumpkins. It works perfectly.