So now, on to the business of the Pumpkin Carving Contest.
I'll take just a moment to explain a little about this. This is my "Scary Pumpkin Jean". Jean is my Cuz become adopted sister. As a child I lived with my aunt and uncle for a year while my father was fighting in Vietnam. (I really wish we, the human race, could learn that war is just plain bad for everyone). Just a little bit of my opinion! Back to life in Wisconsin. My aunt and uncle had 8 children. We were quite a group, and never bored. I had not seen any of them for about 40 years. My aunt and I had worked on a "living Memorial" video slide show for her children a couple years ago. She wanted me to make adjustments at the time of her passing so that it could be used at her memorial. Tragically, we lost her this past July. I returned to the farm, and spent 10 days there. It was amazing how the years just melted away, and we were children again. They decided that since I had been a sister of sorts, as a child, that I am still a sister, and an aunt to their children. Works for me - you can never have enough family!
So here is the process I went through coming up with my pumpkin idea. The contest was Jean's idea. I happened to take this really horrible photo of her - so I decided to use it.
I used a little Photoshop in an effort to give myself some carving guidelines.
and here is the final result. I need to address some issues next year. I have only carved a few pumpkins in my life. Perhaps I will take on Mrs. Miles idea and head on over to Martha Stewart's site for some ideas. Bur here it is, such that it is!
The glasses are important because she always wears them on her head.... I won't win any prizes, but should get a smile or two... and that is more fun anyway!!!
I trust nobody will make too much fun of me! So now the temp has risen to a whole 40 degrees F - Mr E wishes to split more wood. I am the official stacker, so off I go to do something physical. Have a wonderful day.