Pumpkins from the Past!

It’s October (my favourite month) and almost Halloween (one of my favourite days) so that means it’s almost time for pumpkin carving (one of my favourite activities)!

I grew several pumpkins this year but I also ended up buying a couple since only one or two of my own grew big enough to carve.  At the moment I’m planning on carving at least three pumpkins… two from ready-made patterns and one other (to be revealed once it’s carved).  For the time being, I thought I’d share some of my jack-o’-lanterns from the last couple of years.  Either on or just before Halloween, I’ll post pictures of this year’s pumpkins.

Now, I’m not even close to being an artist, but a couple of years ago I got it into my head that I HAD TO carve Stargate pumpkins.  Since I couldn’t find any patterns on the Internet, I learned how to make my own from photographs.  They don’t always turn out perfectly, but I still have fun with them.

 

 

Colonel Sheppard (with a partial Stargate) and the Wraith Queen were my first attempts.  These were done for Halloween 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

Last year I did a carving of my favourite hockey player, Kevin Bieksa (kind of messy but at least my sister’s students liked it!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also in 2011, I did some more Stargate pumpkins.  Here are two of them… Dr. McKay and Colonel Sheppard.

 

 

 

 

Like I said, I’m no artist but I have a lot of fun with pumpkin carving and that’s what counts, right?

Does anyone else have a love for pumpkin carving?

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