Monday, September 15, 2008

Carving that jack-o-lantern!

One of my favorite things about Halloween is the carving of the jack-o-lantern! I used to love to do just the traditional type of design, with the triangle eyes, nose and mouth. I still love almost nothing more than a really sinister expression on a glowing pumpkin, but I've also become very fond of non-traditional designs that you get from, say, Pumpkin Masters. I've seen some really awesome works of art, and have done some pretty darn good ones myself, if I may say so! ;) I'm always on the look out for something new that's super spooky. Some time ago, I was doing an online search for just this sort of thing when I came across Zombie Pumpkins. (www.zombiepumpkins.com) It's dedicated to practically any kind of carving design you can think of (movies, musicians, actors, TV, etc.). They not only have Halloween-style designs, but also ones for summer and other events. Seeing as how I love scarecrows, one of my favorites is Patch Master. I believe you are asked to pay a very small fee for some of the more elaborate designs, but I think it's worth it. They have some free ones as well. What I also like about the site is that you can add your own photo of your special Zombie Pumpkins creation to the customers' gallery. One of these years I am going to add one of mine.

If you love carving pumpkins as much as I do, I recommend that you check out this site! It has a lot of cool stuff to look at, and if nothing else, it's a fun way to kill some time if you need to!

9 comments:

FULL MOON INDUSTRIES said...

Hi Pumpkin Queen,
Posted a few pics of a couple of my groundbreakers props for halloween 08; check them out when you get a chance.

http://fullmoonindustries.blogspot.com/

Respect~
Robs

The Pumpkin Queen said...

Hi! Thanks for dropping by! :) I will definitely check out your new props. I bet they're awesome!

FULL MOON INDUSTRIES said...

thanks for the kind words; many more to follow!

Grim said...

There is a produce stand right up the road from my house that has big crates full of pumpkins for sale now. I think I am going to have to stop by and buy a few today or tomorrow and carve my first Jack O' Lantern of the year.

The Pumpkin Queen said...

I know! I saw some huge boxes out in front of Safeway yesterday with pictures of 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown'. I haven't bought real pumpkins yet, but I bought another fake one from Micheal's today. I'll wait to carve the real ones until a few days before Halloween.

Grim said...

Good idea... I don't expect mine to last that long, I just can't resist it though. I'll post a picture, I think I'm going to get one (or two... or three...) in a few minutes.

The Pumpkin Queen said...

I know what you mean. It is hard to resist carving that first pumpkin of the year. You know what I love the most? I love the smell of a freshly carved pumpkin. I love it even more after a candle's been burning inside it for a little while, and it gets that burnt pumpkin smell. I love that!

Drop Gallow said...

Thanks for the Zombie Pumpkins link. Awesome stuff.
Just found your blog - and I'm loving it!

The Pumpkin Queen said...

Hi, drop gallow! Wow, you like my blog??? *blushes* Thanks! :) It's nice to know someone is actually enjoying it rather than being bored by it! LOL I know I don't have all the super cool props and stuff that the rest of you have. One day, I hope to learn how to make that stuff. I'm glad you liked the Zombie Pumpkins site! I love his designs! Very unique.