Below is a video montage of all of the carvings I created. Although it goes up to twenty nine, pumpkins eighteen and nineteen both have an extra carving which I didn't count separately, as at the time I was riding high and thought I would easily create many extra carvings, so could discount the pumpkin flops.
(There is no sound to this video).
I found that trying to write a detailed blog on how to carve pumpkins whilst trying to carve thirty one pumpkins in a month was a bit much to take on, so I will go back and tidy up, add to and tweak the posts I put up this year. I also found that the time pressure to create pumpkin carvings meant I didn't have time to experiment, and at times focused on whipping off a carving rather than working on better designs and carvings.
I have put up several of the photos of the carvings on RedBubble, and I'm having fun with photoshop converting some of the other designs into products. If I have missed out an image you would like to see, or you would like an image in a different colour, just message me.
So this is the part where I set myself the challenge for next year...
Twenty Pumpkins for 2020
With a focus on Scottish Castles (but not all of them will be castles.)
Please join me!
Set yourself a challenge, be it caving 31 pumpkins or more, or carving your first ever pumpkin, and share your creations on social media with #PittenweemPumpkins2020