There are so many things about parenthood that irk me. And I know that I will miss those things when my kids grow up. The toys scattered throughout the house. The printing on the walls. The fingerprints on the windows. One thing I know I won't miss is carving a pumpkin at Halloween. I absolutely … [Read more...]
Halloween (the pre-show)
Our sense of smell has to be our strongest sense, no doubt. Last night we carved our pumpkin and I gotta tell ya, as soon as I opened up the top of that bad boy, the smell of the inside of the pumpkin took me back to being a kid. What a wonderful tradition carving a pumpkin is. I don’t know who … [Read more...]
Rocking Your Orb Without Swearing – Part I
Have I ever mentioned how much I enjoy carving pumpkins and such? Well, I do. It's my thing. I love to rock a face out of an orange orb, yes indeed. In years past, I've been commissioned to make some jack-o-lanterns for the likes of hotel or two here in Montreal, but as All Hallow's Eve falls … [Read more...]
I don't know what the culprit was, but I had some lousy pumpkins this year. Some were soft, which make intricate cutting impossible. I broke about 5 pumpkins this year, which can really almost make a lady cry, after spending 50 minutes cutting a face, only to have a large chunk of it break off... … [Read more...]
Coolest Halloween Pumpkins Ever!
It's pumpkin carving season, and I'm always looking for inspiration! The coolest pumpkins I have ever seen are created annually by my friend Kelly Reading. His creativity and skill leave me awestruck every Halloween. He's become a neighbourhood celebrity in our community, with scores of … [Read more...]