Sunday, October 22, 2006
My Creative Pumpkin
The next few weeks it's time to celebrate Halloween. Almost thirty years ago now, my partner brought me the biggest pumpkin in the grocery store. He could barely lift it. Thats when I got a brainstorm to create a Garfield face on my pumpkin. I fashioned my own template and carved it. Neighbourhood kids screamed down the street with glee in adoration of my pumpkin. It was such a thrill for me to see so many excited kids. Those were the days when we handed out full size chocolate bars too.Garfield became my tradition, years later Pepper came into the picture and I started carving them for her. People came to expect their presence every Halloween, often taking pictures and asking for instructions to recreate them. I made quick templates so they could enjoy in the spirit of Garfield the pumpkin! Because everyone has had such joy from my pumpkins over the years I thought I'd share the template a week ahead so you would have a chance share in my special pumpkin. I've participated in haunted houses, gone to parties or done a parade of the lost souls for the past few years and haven't carved any pumpkins, this year Pepper has requested we do some. We'll see! Unfortunately I don't have a picture of the orginal giant pumpkin, but I suggest when picking a pumpkin for garfield you find a fairly squat one to get the look. If thats not possible its fine to use the one you already have. These are a few picture from over the years, I am going to root up a few more to post if I can.