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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pumpkinography - yet again...

Halloween weekend begins!

We had a quiet pumpkin carving session at the Cousins place and had a parade with four kids. It was quiet quite fun. Tomorrow will be the trick or treat routine (if it doesn't rain or get too cold)

This year, I was not sure of my carving abilities, what with the right hand being at 25% strength and all, but took a long time and used the "erumbu oora kallum theyum" routine (even an ant can polish a stone by repeatedly walking on it...) and managed a scarecrow and a crow in the background.

The pictures..

The idea was to carve two images and have one create a shadow. The Michael Jackson looking scarecrow on one side and a crow on the other side to get the shadow. The crow side...

The MJ scarecrow with a bird on his hand..

Looks like the standard has been set very high in the previous years. Jr., said "good, but not as good as the spider we did last year"!

(Checked and found that the spider was not last year..Previous pumpkin links from 2005, 2006-1, 2006-2, 2007-1, 2007-2, 2008)

Next year, it is going to be a web full of spiders, on all sides..


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I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:04 AM, Blogger Lahari wrote...

very nice carvings

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:46 AM, Blogger B o o wrote...

LOL at MJ looking scarecrow! awesome, sundar. we did our first pumpkin carving today on a smallest pumpkin ever!! :D Owe you guru dhakshanai! ;)

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 10:13 AM, Blogger Me wrote...


I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 7:40 AM, Blogger Madura wrote...

WOW ... that looks awesome. Crow and Scare-crow on the same pumpkin and the shade effect and all ... with 25% strength!!!

Happy karthigai (our tamil halloween?!!!) - one pournami in advance!!! :)

(Never understood why karthigai nakshatram is always on pournami day for karthigai maasam - how on earth do stars connect in time with moon - Just my crazy thought for the day?!!! ...)


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