Monday, October 27, 2008

A pumpkin challenge

Are you good at carving pumpkins? Do you think you can fake it? I'm not sure I can, either, but I'm going to try.

Weekend before last, I snapped this photo:

What I'm suggesting, for the creative types among you or for those who just can't resist a challenge, is that you capture this photo (right click on it, then select "save picture as" and save it to your computer) and use your Paint program or favorite photo-editing software to digitally "carve" or otherwise decorate one or more of these pumpkins for Halloween. No rules except that this specific photo of three pumpkins on the stairs should be the background for your work. Other than that, paint, cut and paste, or whatever your muse dictates.

If you decide to give it a try, please leave a comment with a link or url address to your blog or website and let us know to count you in. Then, on Friday, October 31st, you can post your edited pumpkin photos on your own site, and I'll post links here so everyone can see your results.

I realize time is short and apologize for not thinking of this sooner. I considered saving it for next year, but who knows if I'd remember it until then?

Interested? Okay, then, get to work.


  1. OK, mine looks pretty silly but I'm game!

  2. Yea! I'm so happy someone decided to give it a try. I did mine tonight, too, and it was fun, if a little ragged.

  3. I'll give it a shot and let you know!

  4. Good for you, Janet! I keep looking at the one I did and wondering if I should add something to it, but maybe less is more.


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