Sunday, November 2, 2008


Spent Halloween in Ohio this year, which meant I got to carve (and art-direct) the pumpkins for the porch.

The vegetation (except the hay bale) is all from my mom's yard; the glowing eyes are clear colored glass marbles. We always did pumpkin-eyes that way when I was a kid. In the last few years I discovered that if you cut open the pumpkin from the back (instead of the classic around-the-stem technique), the marbles refract and round out the image of the hole and give the eyes spooky, flickering dark pupils.

Yes, I 'm a dork. Be glad I'm sparing you the full details of candle-placement strategies.

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