Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It’s The Great Pumpkin

Unless you are new here, you KNOW that my most favorite holiday is Halloween.

And if you know THAT, then of course you remember that since I was a little wee Slyde, I have always carved a pumpkin for the occasion.

Now that Mini-Me is in my life, he now calls the shots on what we will carve each year.

About a week before Halloween, I will ask him what kind of pumpkin he wants to have that year. Based on what he picks, I usually sketch out about a dozen different styles, and I let him pick one, then I get to work.

This year, his royal majesty requested “A Bloody Handprint”.

So, off to work I went.




I was all set to cut some drips running down the hand so it looked bloody, but when I got to this part, Mini-Me put up his hands and said, “Stop daddy! I like it like this”.

Overall, it was one of the simpler ones I’ve done. I think it came out pretty cool. It’s definitely different.

So, what kinds of stuff did you guys carve this year?

29 comments:

B.E. Earl said...

I wanna carve a face on your face.

But, ya know...a handsome one.

(Even on vacation I still got it!)

Slyde said...

arent you supposed to be on vacation? go away.

mo.stoneskin said...

I have never carved anything, we're not that into Halloween over here, but if I did I'd carve a rabid rabbit, foaming blood...

...Did I actually suggest that?!

Dr Zibbs said...

I'm gonna nickname that pumpkin "Talk to the hand Timmy"

You can use it if you want.

GiGi said...

That is super-cool. We are carving ours tomorrow night....I am sure I will end up carving something strange for my son!

i am the diva said...

Looks Awesome!! maybe ours will be done tonight!!

Brittany said...

LOVE IT! :) Its "Simply" perfect! I'm glad you like my mummy :) I want to go out and buy five more to carve!

Kimberly said...

I don't carve. Is that wrong?

Ville said...

We will be carving ours on Thursday. More than likely I will go the purist route.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

I love the bloody hand print.

but I love mini-me's creative mind even more!!!!

The Peach Tart said...

Wow. I would never have thought of that cool carving.

sybil law said...

It's fantastic!
I am not carving until tomorrow. My edges are always really messy. How are yours so clean?

Bruce said...

I gotta admit, that is a pretty cool looking pumpkin.

terri said...

Before it was lit, I thought it was "Wilson" from the movie Castaway.

That is an AWESOME carving! We cheat and buy those pattern books.

Arielle Lee Bair said...

I like!

AlleyCat said...

Legend.

Love it!

~The South Dakota Cowgirl~ said...

I love it! I didn't carve a pumpkin because here on the ranch we don't get any trick-or-treaters and we are 3 miles from our nearest neighbor so there's no point.

Faiqa said...

That's a kick ass pumpkin!!

Just telling it like it is said...

Awe stop Daddy....Words that can never be replaced....stopping by from Kimberly...sorry I'm trying to broaden my horizons...It's completely a dream...a formality in my head...
Sincerely
darn girl

Tamara said...

Awesome! It makes me wish we did stuff like that here.

Secretia said...

We are just making a couple of pumpkin pies and put a small pumpkin in the front window.

Secretia

2abes said...

nice, i ussually see the hand with just the middle finger up

Karen said...

That is fantastic! I love the hand.

Employee No. 3699 said...

Great job! I haven't even bought a pumpkin yet.

badgerdaddy said...

My first thought when I saw that? "High five!"

Great work.

Chris H said...

THAT. PUMPKIN. IS. AWESOME. I think it rocks!
We don't do Halloween here... some people do but the majority don't.

Drew G (Eden Fantasys) said...

Awesome pumpkin. I have no carving skills only painting which is lame compared to carving and the whole glowing at night thing. Awesome blog as well. Let me know if you would ever like to work together.
drewg@edenfantasys.com

Cocaine Princess said...

I LOVE Halloween and everything that is related to Halloween I love!

Mini Me has quite an awesome imagination.

Excellent job on the pumpkin carving!

teeni said...

This is a great one and it was just what your son wanted. How could it be any better than that? :) I had no idea you were so creative though, have to admit.