October 31, 2012

The Art of Carving Pumpkins

Carving pumpkins really is an art-form that Jason has come to perfect over the years.  And just like the artisans of old, he has his "apprentices" who are learning from his example and being given expert tips.  With the help of clever patterns, the pumpkins from our garden are transformed into light displays that we use to represent something about our year, interests, or current events (or in this case, about our costumes for Halloween).  The pumpkins don't last forever, but the memories made and the lessons learned do (and so do the pictures). 

After a night of cleaning and carving pumpkins, they are ready for display on the front porch.
 Brevin did an amazing job on his carving!

 Garrett is posing next to the pumpkin Jason
 carved for him, but you can also get a glimpse of the one
 he carved himself in the bottom left-hand corner.  

 I know what you are thinking right now.  You're thinking, 
"Wow, the similarities are striking!"  Am I right?

The pumpkin designs are at their best when it is darkest.  That is when the light shines through and you can really appreciate the amazing detail.

This post authored by Amber

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