Aussie Girl Carves A Pumpkin

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Welcome to my super random Halloween post!

I have always wanted to carve a pumpkin. It’s been a bucket list goal for me but I have never had a chance to actually do it. Usually, I end up working Halloween or something else comes up. Halloween is really not that big a deal in Australia. There are definitely people who celebrate it and try to go trick or treating but it’s not as big a holiday here as it is in America.

I am working this Halloween, but  I had a whole weekend off work and so I decided to go and pick up a pumpkin, because why not?

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Here I am looking super ready to carve up this pumpkin! So I found my lil buddy at Coles and he cost me about ten dollars! I had no clue what I was doing but it felt super weird to cut into the head of the pumpkin. This was definitely the least fun part. I did not at all enjoy scooping out pumpkin brains, it was gross and sticky and smelt like pumpkin. I nearly threw in the towel here.

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This is where the fun began! I can see why people enjoy carving pumpkins. Once I carved out the eyes I started getting really excited. My fingers were at risk of getting cut off, I definitely wasn’t using the right kind of knife for this. The mouth was SO HARD to carve. It hurt my brain to try and think of the pattern and how I needed to cut it out, but in the end, I’m glad I did this style of mouth, it makes him look funny. My favourite bit is the nose! It looks so funny and weirdly cute… I don’t know I just liked that it was a realistic skull nose and then matched with the cartoonish mouth and eyes, it just looked great!

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And this is my lil pal all done and lit up! He looked super spooky and cool, I was very impressed with my pumpkin carving skills, maybe if the writing doesn’t work out I’ll be a full-time pumpkin carver! I also incorporated a little TWOBR (The Witches of Belle River) moment because pumpkin carving is 100% something my characters would be doing today!

I’m super happy with how this turned out and SO happy to be crossing ‘carve a pumpkin’ off my bucket list! Next Halloween activity I want to do is celebrate Halloween in America!

Hope you enjoyed this super random post and a happy Halloween to everyone!

3 Comments

  1. Wendy Glovwr October 31, 2017 / 6:08 am

    Well done, a very stylish job Amy

  2. Jen June 12, 2018 / 8:41 am

    I just finished reading one of your recent blog posts and spied this at the bottom of the screen. I had to see it. You did a great job!
    We had some visitors over from America a few years ago and he carved this hugely intricate cat into a pumpkin. He said it wasn’t hard, it was just 3 steps. 1: cut the top off, 2: scoop out the insides and 3: carve the cat. Umm no. Because I’m pretty sure “carve the cat” is step 3-97.

    • Amy L
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      June 13, 2018 / 5:24 am

      Thanks so much for your comment! I’ve ALWAYS wanted to carve a pumpkin but I honestly don’t think I’ll be doing it again any time soon. It was hard! That guy sounds like a seasoned pumpkin carver if he’s doing such cool designs! Carving a smile was hard enough!!

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