Or lack there of?
My Blank SlatesSo what am I going to do with these babies? Well, first things first, gut them out and get them ready for carving! I have a number of "standards" that I do everything year - mostly characters from the "Nightmare Before Christmas" - don't you just LOVE that movie? It is is nice to have several people carving the pumpkins because you get a nice variety of pumpkins as you can see in the next photo. (Mine are the three in the top right.)
Pumpkins of Halloween PastBut this year will be different This year my only helpers are Penny, a bunch of very noisy geese, and a few horses who rather eat grass than comment on my pumpkin carving plans. My Mom and Penny watched me using the timer for the first time on my camera to take the first photo. My Mom is probably thinking that all those years of education went awry somewhere. Penny just regarded it as the usual nonsense that her humans do instead of something important like playing with or feeding the Poodle!
My Only Artistic AdvisersSo I got all the guys gutted and then I got...carvers block! Having complete control is fun - but also very scary! Now what? I think that I am going to do a departure from my usual carving. I want to try to do some of my red gloved ladies. I will be doing lots of Halloween posts for the next week so keep checking back for some more Halloween silliness! I'm just full of it! ;)
My Pumpkin Patch of Blank Canvases Prepared for Carving!I want to get all these pumpkins done before Leanne and Dave's annual Halloween party this weekend. So how am I going to get it all done? No worries, I have it all under control...I think... ;)