Monday, October 1, 2007

seasonal crafts

Now that it's October, why not try carving a virtual jack-o-lantern?

You won't end up with any seeds to roast, but, on the other hand, you also won't have to clean your kitchen table, counters, and floor.

9 comments:

Suz said...

This is so cool! And if you make a mistake, you can just hit "reset" !!

LIW (Lady In Waiting) said...

I am just catching up and wanted to let you know that your description of the aftermath of your horrible loss nearly broke my heart. Where was the understanding, the sympathy??!!

A cousin of mine had a similar experience with a singleton and many of our (hateful) relatives referred to it as a "miscarriage" that she needed to "get over" like a few of them did when they lost pregnancies before 12 weeks. One of my other cousins (especially hateful) had a son a couple of months later and everyone was angry that my cousin who had given birth to her dead son did not visit her.

That was one of the reasons that I have cut myself off from those family members. I don't want to be friends with people like that, never mind be related to them.

But it is much harder when your immediate family is involved. I am so, so sorry that they failed you.

My Reality said...

I can't get into carving virtual pumpkins because I can't use my totally cool pumpkin carving drill!

It does make a huge mess, but there is something so satisfying about the bits of pumpkin being thrown about by a little orange drill.

niobe said...

My reality: Is it okay if I say that dismembering a pumpkin with a drill (while, no doubt, way cool and lots of fun) sounds a teeny bit, uh, scary?

Though, on reflection, I guess stabbing it with a large knife isn't all that much better.

Christine said...

i love your picture so much, niobe. you could sell these, really.

Christine said...

ok--just made my pumpkin (i'm quick) I loved it!

LAS said...

Oh my gosh - I love pumpkin carving - I love it!!!! Last year I attempted to relief carve a pumpkin (3 actually - two were for practice), after seeking out a u-gouge linoleum cutter at a craft store (no, you don't cut floor linoleum with this) and eventually the whole thing ended in a bloody mess when I stabbed myself in the palm of the hand with the tool. But I loved it! I'm going to try it again this year!!

Aurelia said...

Okay, this is fun
Especially when I hook up the computer to the big screen.

46 inch jack o lanterns in high def!

Elizabeth said...

I think I just spent 20 minutes carving face after face - from sweet to scary to just plain random. Thanks for such a fun link, and I agree with Christine about your photos!