Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Art Of Halloween

So, given that it's Halloween and my sister needed a jack-o-lantern for work, I decided to take up the job myself. The only problem is that they provided the pumpkin, which was pathetically small and semi-rotten inside. As my usual self, a simple, traditional job was not enough for me. "I know! I'll carve it like wood!" I say to myself, and begin to work. And nevertheless, a couple hours later, I have a rather silly face grinning back at me from the pumpkin.

Crows feet, buck teeth, a ridiculous smile and creepy pinhole eyes... Yep, that's just what we need.

Suffice to say, it's a tad difficult to do any fine carving on a pumpkin when it's really soft, really small, and you've got nothing but a knife to use on it. Perhaps next Halloween I'll make my jack-o-lantern look like some I found on the internet?

A Predator pumpkin? Why didn't I think of that? Oh, right, somebody already did.

I gotta admit, though, my pumpkin is pretty scary in a "Look how dorky it is" kind of way.

I'm pretty sure it was good enough for the kids at my sister's workplace though.