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Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Shriek of Arabia Jack-o-lantern

I have always wanted to make a really neat pumpkin, (jack-o-lantern), for Halloween. Mine are usually always the same.
Triangle eyes and nose, jagged mouth with teeth. Blah.
So, last year after Halloween I picked up this pumpkin-carving booklet on sale and threw it in with all my Halloween decorations in storage.

So, when I pulled out all my stuff this year, there it was. I leafed through it and there were different patterns ranging from easy to moderate, to difficult.

I picked out something in the middle range, (even though I had tried once before to make a cool-looking pumpkin and failed miserably), and today I set out to carve a great pumpkin.

It's called The Shriek of Arabia

So, here it is with the lights on, with them off and a larger photo too. (Click on the photos to enlarge them!)

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I'm pretty happy with it. I could have pulled out more of it's innards but I was afraid of ripping off his face pieces and then I'd have nothing but a huge hole. Aaaahhh!

It took about two hours from start to finish. That's a super-long time for me as far as pumpkin-carving goes.

Once again, Happy Halloween everyone!!!


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