Whoo-hoo all done!
Carve #1 The Great Pumpkin
Carve #2 Vincent
Carve #3 Sugar Skull
Carve #4 A Walk In The Woods
Carve #5 Fright Night
This years crop:
Ok, I’ve been busy! I have six new carves to show you. On to the pumpkiny goodness!
Carve #9 Cat In Box
Carve #10 Eric Northman
Carve #11 Killer Klown From Outer Space
Carve #12 Lady Of The Dead
Carve #13 Wolverine
Carve #14 Poison Apple
I’ve been a busy Hottie! Now I bring you carves number three through eight. Some scary, some cute and just plain, well…….twisted.
Carve #3 Booberry
Carve #4 Chernabog
Carve #5 Olaf!
Carve #6 Frankenberry
Carve #7 Keaton-a classic grinning jack
Carve #8 Twisty The Clown from American Horror Story-Freakshow (fyi, this is by far my favorite pattern I’ve carved so far although Jaws is a close second)
Hotties! Those of you new to the blog might not know how big of a deal Halloween is around here. I carve between 10-35 pumpkins every year and will post them all here as I do them. It’s a month full of disposable art fun and this year I bought 850lbs of pumpkins at the farm.
And a sneak preview of one of my costumes this year:
Carve #1-Those of you with a keen eye will recognize this classic grinning jack from Sleepy Hollow:
Carve #2 Would you look at this fucking clown:
First up is Redrum:
Carve #7 Iron Man
Carve #8 Sparky
Carve #9 Captain America
Carve #7 The Leprechaun
Carve #8 Count Von Count
Carve #9 Church from Pet Semetary
Ok, so no carves yet but wanted to start the post from the beginning…..the great pumpkin harvest of 2010! Last year I found Schuh Farms in Mount Vernon, WA. It’s about an hour north of me but the have the best selection and just about the cheapest prices around. I live in the country but the pumpkin farms around here all have corn mazes and hay rides and stuff so the pumpkins are waaaay more expensive. We’re talking $15-20 for a good sized ‘kin. I prefer to pay per pound…it’s a lot cheaper that way.
Anyhoo, while I was chatting with the farm staff (ie they want to know what the hell I’m going to do with all these pumpkins) I whipped out my phone and showed them some of last years carves. They loved them and asked if I’d carve some for display there. They also gave me 10% off my total and told me they’d give me first dibs for ‘kins next year and take me out on the tractor to make it easier. As it was, we had four wheel barrows full and just under 600lbs of pumpkins for $132.
Look at those pumpkin fields!
If you’re looking for great patterns to use for carving, please check out Zombie Pumpkins:
You can get a couple of free patterns as well as purchase an upgrade for many super cool patterns and there’s a forum with all kinds of useful information. Happy carving and stay tuned for pics of all the Hottie carves this year!