I love carving pumpkins... though I must admit, I'm not very good at it.
I've tried the templates and sometimes they came out okay. I suppose I'm a bit of a traditionalist - just draw a picture with a magic marker and go for it.
Nowadays, pumpkin-carving has grown into a genuine art form. Some are mind blowing, though occasionally I question their techniques. I realized the popular thing to do now-a-days is buy those fake pumpkins then carve them - (which seems a bit like cheating). I mean, come on... the best part of carving a pumpkin is gutting it!
There's a whole process to it. From cutting the top on the proper angle (to stop it from falling into the pumpkin) to scraping out the guts with a big spoon. And if you were lucky, maybe mom would cook up the pumpkin seeds with some salt!
Anywho, here are a few of my favorite pumpkin carvings I found on the interwebs. I did my best to find and display only authentic pumpkins.
|"Covered Bridge" pumpkin By: JackieOLantern|
|I did this design last year. Was pretty easy and fun to carve!|
|What did you do, Ray?!|