Thursday, September 9, 2010

My first art pumpkin 2003

Haunted Holstein design was created from one of my handpainted Halloween signs. I loved the image and thought it would look great on a 100+ pound pumpkin.
This was also my first attempt (with my mom and friends) to carve at the Chadds Ford Great Pumpkin Carve.
Our pumpkin took home the prize for Best Overall. It was definately a shock and began my love of carving pumpkins!

My original design.

Drawing on the design. I use linoleum and wood carving tools.

Finished, unlit.

Here she is, all lit up for Halloween.
She's even been featured on Martha Stewart's website.

The carving crew after our win!

1 comment:

  1. What an interesting story! Carving a pumpkin for the first time and winning is really impressive and I absolutely love the carving on the pumpkin!! Looks really cool.