Sunday, October 31, 2010

Giant Jackolantern...

We had a fairly mellow Halloween. To celebrate the holiday, we carved the giant pumpkin from our garden. It was a toss up between an owl design and a cat one. The cat won out. I went at it old school style with a kitchen knife. Towards the end, it dawned on me that I have power tools and I broke out the drill for the eyes. The end result reminds me of Paulo.

We sprinkled the inside cap with ground cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Basically pumpkin pie spices. When the candle inside is lit up, it smells like a pumpkin pie is baking. I'll reserve that task for tomorrow after my trip to the hospital.

14 comments:

kate mckinnon said...

AWESOME pumpkin. I love old school carving, no stencils.

Higgins Design Studio said...

Looks fabulous! Never thought of sprinkling the spices on the inside of the lid... hmmmm... wish i had a real pumpkin to carve...

Mermaid Glass said...

What a great idea the spices are! Now I can't wait to try it next year.

Regina said...

What a great carving, and the spices... never thought of that.. wonderful. Healing vibes to you for your visit to the hospital.

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

Love, love the pumpkin. Thanks for the idea of the spices on the inside. I would never have thought of that. Take care!

Jean said...

This is a perfectly beautiful pumpkin--it is pumpkin a la essence de Paulo!!! I have never thought of sprinkling the inside of my carved pumpkins with famtstic, cosy smelling spices. You are so clever. :)
Have an easy day tomorrow, if possible. I will be in contact with you. xox jean

Spirited Earth said...

fantastic pumpkin..it does look like Paulo.
the spice idea is brilliant.

rosebud101 said...

You are great! What a wonderful work of pumpkin art! I would never have thought of adding spices to the mix...pardon the pun. Best of luck with your hospital visit. You are in my prayers.

Imaginative Jewelry said...

I love it!!! And it also smells yummy. What more can you ask?
I hope your hospital trip is a good one.

Janet said...

What an idea! I will be thinking about you today! ox

TesoriTrovati said...

We have a pumpkin carving extravaganza with my best friend and her family. I love the idea of the cinnamon and nutmeg! I will definitely do that next year. This year I carved a silly bat in a moon and we also had ghosts and faces. Thanks for sharing this. Enjoy the day, Andrew!
Erin

Kinderhook said...

Such talent on so many levels! This is amazing. And I, too, never thought of the spices on the lid. Great idea. Beautiful carving. Awesome talent! --SallyA

Elizabeth said...

What a great carving.!! pumpkin pie spices, yummy.

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

Andrew, I had never thought of "spicing" up the lid of the pumpkin! That's brilliant my friend! Hoping your getting stronger by the day my dear!

{Hugs!}
Dawn

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