The Great Pumpkin

October 24, 2011

This weekend we busted out our mad pumpkin skills - and by that, I mean MR shamed me once again. He has such incredible patience with projects like this, and he's not afraid of a challenge. Back in college he started the tradition of carving Composer Pumpkins - Bach was the first and this guy is the latest. Personally I think he looks more like Professor Quirrel, but whatever.(MR is at school at the moment, and I can't remember Mr. Turban Head's real name...but when I get the real deal I'll update.)
  MR gets to business.
 Check him out!

 I like painting more than carving so I decided to embrace the challenge of a multi-colored chevron pumpkin. It was long work, but fun. Until...

Most of the paint ended up coming off with the tape...

 I'm just calling it vintage finish. Yeah, let's go with that. 

Aside from religiously watching Hocus Pocus, carving/painting pumpkins is the only Halloween tradition we like. (Really, corny and old school, Hocus Pocus is where it's at. LOVE it.)

Do you like to carve or paint pumpkins? Or neither?


  1. I can never get it together to carve a pumpkin. I'm going to be a terrible mother.

  2. HA! True story is that carving a pumpkin is slimy and grosses me out. Kids are slimy. Hmm. We'll be terrible mothers together. :)