Friday, November 1, 2013

Georgie and Irma, our jack-o-lanterns

Not sure why, but somehow during the carving process, our jack-o-lanterns were named Georgie and Irma.  So here they are above, Georgie and Irma, on our front porch awaiting the arrival of trick-or-treaters.

Above is Georgie, glowing from within.  Below, the pumpkins waiting to be carved.
Before the carving, I drew the faces with permanent marker, and my husband cut them open and scooped out the innards.  (I still plan to roast the seeds, but somehow it hasn't gotten done yet.)

Normally, hubs does all the carving after I've drawn the faces, but he looked upon this year's drawings with skepticism.  I think his exact words were "You've GOT to be kidding, right?"  (I wasn't.)  So I said I would carve them myself.  And I did.  I broke one eyeball, after I had completed all the basic carving and was just trimming corners.  You can see the toothpick supporting the pupil if you look closely.  
But all in all, I don't think I did too badly for a novice pumpkin carver.

Belated Happy Halloween to you all!


  1. Phyl - I love the days when I find a few minutes to catch up your blog! In my fourth year of teaching art, it's truly inspirational to see someone who has tackled so many projects and remains committed to the arts!

  2. Hey Phyl,
    These are great pumpkins! Nice to hear from you. I just retired this year after 40 years of teaching. Have a great year!

    1. Thanks for visiting, Dan, and congrats on joining the ranks of retirees! You're going to love it! Lots of time to make monsters and dragons!!