Channeling Something

Last night, I sat down with a big drink, a pumpkin, a picture of a scary pumpkin face, and a sharp knife. Hubby came and sneered at my picture, as Hubbies unfortunately sometimes do, implying that my attempts would fall well short of the awesome pumpkin-scary I was using as inspiration. I offered to chuck the photo and use him instead, but he demurred. Irritated with his incessant one-upmanship (Yes, it’s all tongue in cheek… but only just. The man is a twin, and pathologically competitive.) I have invited him to do better. He has accepted. His Halloween lantern will be ‘traditional’, apparently, and look ‘like they are supposed to’.

So, this is mine.

It looks proper cacky-drawers when it’s lit up, but I will need to rootle out a camera tripod to take proper glowing night-time shots.

Hubby’s will appear here later in the week and they will be submitted to your votes, courtesy of the annoying PollDaddy facility that has recently popped onto my menu bar. Voting is strictly anonymous, so you needn’t worry about individually hurting his feelings.

Collectively is fine.

17 Responses

  1. Well, that’s properly terrifying, that is. And I am totally impressed at your pumpkin carving skills. All due respect to the competitive one but if he’s going for a more traditional look he’s got no hope of doing better than this. You win.

  2. Holy god, WHY are you not doing this (and cake-baking) for a highly lucrative living? This is hands-down the best jack-o-lantern I’ve ever seen. (Sorry, Hubby; she wins preemptively.)

  3. Oh my GOD that is good. You are a serious kick-ass artist.

    Also, I am now quite scared and am finding the gaping stitched split in the forehead both Extremely Cool and Extremely Worrying.

  4. That’s creeping me out. Seriously.

  5. I have never ever seen a lantern that looks that good!! It is really detailed and I bet it really is, what did you say – cacky-drawers when lit up!!

  6. That is terrifying and amazing at the same time – you are truly and artiste!

  7. You sicken me, but in the totally good kind of way. Lord, is there anything you can’t do well? Good luck to the Hairy Farmer. He’s going to need it!

  8. Fucking hell! And I thought the nappy cake was good. That’s brilliant.

    It looks like Voldemort. Now how am I going to sleep tonight?

  9. Ahhhh! I was thinking it looked vaguely Shrek-like, but yes… a dead ringer for Voldemort!

  10. That’s pretty impressive. One suitably cacky-drawers pumpkin!


  11. Whoa! That is a masterpiece! Pssh, you are going to blow the Hairy Farmer right out of the water. He may as well get out the markers and doodle a face.

  12. That is seriously cool! I don’t think you need to even do a poll.

  13. Wow! I didn’t even know that kind of carving was possible. I’ll wait to see Hairy Farmer’s first, just to be, you know, unbiased.

    BTW I tagged you in my blog – I don’t know if you are into memes? I enjoy reading them to get to “know” people a bit better.

  14. Wow…that’s amazing. You certainly are talented with a knife. I think Hairy Farmer has much to worry about.

  15. That really IS scary!

  16. Wow, that would scare the shit out of anyone! I continue to be blown away by your talents.

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