I love Halloween.... this years Pumpkin carving

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Blog entry by EPJartisan posted 11-03-2013 07:05 PM 1912 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My favorite holiday and My fourth year being asked to carve pumpkins on Kid’s night at the restaurant Trattoria 225 in Oak Park, Illinois. This year the owner got two pumpkins… both were larger than any previous year. But I took on the challenge and each one took 4 hours to carve. The largest of the two had meat was over 4 inches thick in some areas… so I got to play with light and carve out some great shapes. I wish I had had more time to do a better sculpt, but it is about amusing the kids and questions from parents and fans. Both were raffled off for Halloween. I am so happy to have the chance to help out a great local business and carve some pumpkins I’d never get to otherwise.

I called it Walrus demon… everyone else calls it the Lorax

And a Tiki Totem

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#1 posted 11-03-2013 07:07 PM

Wow. (Did I say – WOW) Holy moley you did a great job on those! Very talented. A joy to see! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 11-03-2013 07:13 PM

Very impressive.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#3 posted 11-03-2013 08:52 PM

Really nice work on those.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 11-04-2013 12:09 PM

Very awesome!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#5 posted 11-04-2013 01:33 PM

That is so nice and it makes a great picture.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 11-11-2013 05:45 AM

Hope that you got some good bids at the raffle. Nicely done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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