Last year, I caught the pumpkin carving bug.
I carved seven pumpkins, five of which worked out quite well and two made good pumpkin soup. Four of my pumpkins through photographs or photoshop worked their way onto RedBubble.
To up the excitement for 2019, I set myself the challenge of trying to carve a pumpkin a day for the whole of October. This may fall flat on its face right from day one, as it was two weeks into October last year before I even managed to get my hands on a pumpkin. So I am also trying to grow pumpkins for the first time this year, and they have taken over the entire back garden.
I also hope you will join me by setting yourself a target (from 1-31) and posting your creations on social media with the hashtag #PittenweemPumpkins2019. I will be posting my creations, both successes and flops here, and on twitter, instagram and facebook (@motiblackart).
And to get you in the mood, I have put together a bundle of RedBubble goodies from my shop for you to win. All you need to do is head over to facebook, like my facebook page, share the post, and comment on the original post something you would like to see me carve into a pumpkin in October. (Please keep it clean!)
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Pumpkin Carving Hints and Tips Index:
- Growing Your Own Pumpkins (Pumpkins Twenty to Twenty Two)
- Preparing a pumpkin for carving (Pumpkin Owls and Preparing the Pumpkin)
- Transferring a simple layered design onto a pumpkin (Pumpkins Two and Three: Fishing Boats)
- Stretching an image to avoid distortion when carving (Pumpkins Six, Seven and Eight, and dealing with curves on a pumpkin)
- Pumpkin carving tools (Pumpkins Twelve to Fifteen: Local scenes and my pumpkin tool box
- Lighting a carved pumpkin (Pumpkin Sunflower)
- Fixing Common Mistakes (Pumpkins Sixteen to Nineteen)
- After carving (Pumpkins Nine, Ten and Eleven: Celtic Knots and Life After Carving)
- Limping to the Finish Line: The Last Pumpkins of 2019
- 2019: An Overview
- 2018: A Pumpkin Journey Begins