Did I ever tell you about the time I went to a farmer’s pumpkin patch to pick out my pumpkins, accidentally ripped the entire ass out of my jeans and got 5 pumpkins for free?
That was a good day.
This particular pumpkin I had to pay for. $6.99 as far as I remember.
It is the final pumpkin I have for you this Halloween season. The pumpkin I carved last year. May I introduce you to …
“Random Male Pumpkin With Teeth”
If you have any, a-n-y inclination at all to do one of these sculptural pumpkins yourself, you must get a few tools.
You’ll need a sharp paring knife for cutting sharp straight lines.
A wood carving set is also really helpful with it’s variety of Xacto knives.
And this year I’m going to try clay loops for the first time. And I’m about as excited as you’d expect someone like me to be over something like a new pumpkin carving tool. Liken it to the excitement an old man would get, following around a 20-something year old with a bare bum hanging out of her pants while she bent over and picked out pumpkins for 45 minutes. Uh huh.
I bought these each at a local Art School. They were $4 each, so it’s certainly affordable for most people.
I bought a big clay loop for scraping off the pumpkins rind and doing most of the sculpting,
And a smaller clay loop for sculpting out smaller areas like around the eyes.
If you take a closer look you can see these things are ridiculously sharp!
So if you go out and get yourself some of these tools please, please, please, please, please, please be careful with them. If you think even for a second “Geez … heh … I’m a bit of a klutz … this could turn into a real gong show”, then maybe just bake a pie instead.
Have a great Halloween everyone! Carve them pumpkins and toast them pumpkin seeds!