Friday, October 31, 2008

Pumpkin patch

On Monday of this week I posted a picture of three plain, plump pumpkins (say that three times fast) and issued a challenge to any interested readers to digitally "carve" the pumpkins for Halloween.

Here's the original photo:

Naturally, I had to try it, too. Googling "pumpkin carving templates" turned up plenty of great ideas, but it took a while to figure out which patterns I might be able to duplicate. Actually, the word "duplicate" is a stretch. I didn't succeed in duplicating anything, but I think you can figure out what I had in mind.

Here's my best effort (click on the photo for a close-up):

Response to the challenge was underwhelming. One brave reader said she'd do it, and another said she might.

Click here to see Creekhiker's pumpkins, which look like they've really been carved and make me wish I'd used black instead of the yellow "lighted" look. Good job, Holly!

Janet said she'd "give it a shot" and let me know. No pumpkins on her site as I write this (before work Friday), but I'll be watching for 'em.

Happy Halloween, everybody.

UPDATE: Janet came through! Go see her pumpkins.


  1. Velvet, I enjoyed learning a bit in Paint to do this.

    Funny, when I saw yours, I wish I had gone with the yellow!

    The grass is always greener....

  2. dang, I forgot all about it!

  3. come see mine!

  4. Creekhiker, thanks for giving it a try. I like your jack-o-lanterns.

    The Paint program isn't the greatest, but it isn't bad for a freebie. I've used it in the past to remove a dust bunny from an otherwise nice photo and to make a photo of a dog's behind a little less graphic. In cases like that, it comes in handy.

    Janet, better late than never. Very nice pumpkins!

  5. Hello Velvet...Thanks for the squash recipe....I wonder if you could substitute yellow squash for zucchini in a zucchini bread recipe?

  6. 4th Sister, I bet you could.

  7. I made the bread and it turned out great...I also made the squash pie...I ate a small piece but it is a lot considering I am the only one that will eat it....Maybe I'll get company...

  8. 4th Sister, I'm glad your bread was good. Wish I had some.


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