I have been thinking about putting a set of templates up. You print them out, stick them on the pumpkins, poke little holes along the the lines, then carve the pumpkin. Some areas you don't cut all the way through, to get darker areas of light.
I might get more pumpkins up later. I am really short of time now.
Glad to hear from you, and I totally understand the time crunch.
Every year we go over to my older sister's house to carve pumpkins for Halloween. There are many more pumpkin pictures, but I only grabbed some of my favorites. We have some much more complicated designs of beavers, wolves, etc, but I figured they would not be popular. I think I carved this one. My partner carved the vomiting one.
Do you ever carve pumpkins? I bet you could do some great ones to put out by your front door for when the kids come. We have a flying bad circling overhead and a bunch of creepy stuff. My partner like to go all out. I, on the other hand, don't like going to the door to give out candy. Its too painful to keep getting up.
Don't eat all the candy before Halloween, leave some for the kids! Are you going out tricking, and perhaps treating too? xd
I hope you got to do at least one pumpkin yourself. At the pumpkin party we had my two sisters, my Aunt (visiting from out of town), my sister's wife, and my partner. We had some nice hot homemade soup and bread with Pumpkin pie and cool whip.
The piece sounds interesting. You do realize that there is no great urgency, right? The odds are that I won't drop dead in the short term (no guarantees). I know how crazy busy your life has to be, so relax and take your time. My birthday in not until next August.
I just went though a skin cancer thing, but not to worry, it is slow growing, caught early, and not even any chemo or radiation to deal with. Dodge yet another bullet in the Wild Wild West. Kisses...
we don't celebrate holloween down here, it's more of a western thing. Your food sounds really really tasty.
right now deepavali is going on, the indian festival of lights. So the shopping malls are all decorated and having sales accordingly. I'm chinese so i don't celebrate that. We celebrate Chinese New Year (which is sometime next year in Febuary, usually ends up in a complete and total food fest- my grandmother cooks up a storm and all of us putting on a few)
i'll try my best about your piece.
XD life, really has a peverse sense of humor!
Stay happy, Stay alive
Dani. (yeah if i did this in real life, i would break you.)