Thursday, October 22, 2009

Chadds Ford Great Pumpkin Carve (part 1)


Oh boy, I am so tired I can barely hold my eyes open! I just had to share some photos of our pumpkin at the carve tonight. We won't know who the winners are until Friday.

Zoe sitting with our pumpkin. She thought it was important to share her Ariel lunchbox.


I've got my drawing on. Now I'm ready to carve!


My Mom hollows out the back and puts in the candles. No easy task, it takes just as long as the front design.


Has a ghost from the Brandywine Battlefield shown up?


No, that's just Zoe and I!


But a real witch did show up to pose with my pumpkin!


Turn the lights off and the real magic begins!


Death Rides a Pale Horse

29 comments:

Rosanne said...

Unbeleiveably awesome!

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Amazing! I hope you win 1st prize!

Rue said...

Wow - fingers crossed...it's gorgeous!

Nice that Zoe and Mom were there to help!

Wendy Hawksley said...

OMG... That is GORGEOUS! Such detail! I hope you win!

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Wow! Most amazing and quite the piece for a days worth of carving!
Wishing you luck!

Paint Girl said...

That is so great!! Excellent job!! I love it, and can't wait to hear the results!

Arlene deWinter said...

What a beautiful thing! I love you blog header too. Such a great pumpkin Charley Brown!

PhoenixWitch said...

That is absolutely stunning!!

Promise said...

Amazing!

Suzie said...

That is so beautiful!! If I were judging, you'd be the winner!

And how nice that Zoe and your Mom were there to help! The photos are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

vintagepaletteart said...

Jen, your pumpkin is just as amazing as I knew it would be! Good Luck today! =D And that Zoe........she reminds me of Jadyn with her lunch box only ours is Hannah Montana.....lol Too cute!

Hugs, Lori

Faerie Moon Creations said...

WOW - that pumpkin is AWESOME. It truly is wondrous. You did such an excellent job. :) It looks so amazing when it's lit. I do hope you win a prize. My fingers will be crossed for you. :) Theresa

Veronica Lodge said...

Awesome work!

Rambler said...

Stunning!

Designs By CK said...

Jen you do the MOST beautiful carved pumpkins I've EVER SEEN! That's a skill!!! '-)

Popping in to say HELLO!

Have a great weekend. :-)

SpOOky CK

petoskystone said...

wondrous! great job. & zoe-a lovely lunch box for a beautiful girl. hope there were things for you to do while mom carved!

laterg8r said...

that is freaking fantastic! wow, you are super talented! :D

Laura said...

That is so amazing! My package arrived yesterday. Thank you again so much! It's beautiful!
blessings
~*~

Sonia ;) said...

OMG Jennifer it is amazing.....You and Zoe are adorable.

xoxox

Linda said...

Man, you're good!!! You have the most amazing things going on around where you live. I don't think we have anything like that around here.

paynterfamily4 said...

First of all - Zoe is adorable!!!! Love the lunchbox Zoe!!!
Second - LOVE YOU PUMPKIN DESIGN! Very clever!!! The pumpkin looks like it weighs a ton! I envy you eastern ladies - we do not have the Harvest/Halloween Festivals you have out there - it looks so fun and full of 'spirit'! Clean family fun! Love that you share it with me!

Mikki said...

Beautiful! I love the way everything an artist touches has the same style. It is obvious that YOU carved the pumpkin.

Dawn said...

Gorgeous!

be well...

Reddunappy said...

Coool Stuff!!!!

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

Absolutely AWESOME Jen!

Candy

Split Rock Ranch said...

Again...WOW! If I could carve like that I just might consider springing for a few pumpkins for Halloween. I'm lucky if I can carve out the triangle eyes, nose and a half-baked smile - and then the deer eat them. If I keep them inside they get moldy (the great room is always warm because we use the wood stove to heat the entire house)

Judy said...

You are one talented gal! How wonderful and mystical when the candles are glowing...great job!

artbyakiko said...

Jen, I'm speechless! This is amazing! I have never seen such an awesome Halloween pumpkin. Never thought you can do something like this. WOW!!

Johanna Parker said...

It's amazing Jen!!! Love all your flowing lines and how they hauntingly glow..... Wow wow wow!!!

~ Johanna