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Creative Pumpkin Carving Patterns is All the Rage in Halloween Today

It’s that time of year again when kids and grown-ups alike start picking pumpkins to fashion into Jack-o’-lanterns. However, the modern practice of pumpkin carving is miles away from the age-old tradition it was derived from.
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Posted on 17 October '14 by , under Info Article. No Comments.

New Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Other Tips to Up Your Halloween Game

Now that autumn is here, the countdown to the holiday season has officially begun. Of course, the festivities kick off with the arrival of Halloween.

While Halloween has always been associated with all things scary, not everyone wants to celebrate this fun occasion the same way. If you want more creative alternatives to candy treats and ghost costumes, and are looking for new ways to make this year’s celebration more memorable, don’t fret. Here are a few things you can do to up your Halloween game: (more…)

Posted on 10 September '14 by , under Info Article. No Comments.

Pumpkin Carving Patterns for Halloween and Other Times of the Year

What is the origin of the Jack-o-Lantern? An article published on the website of the University of Illinois Extension traced it back to an Irish myth about a man called Stingy Jack.” Jack was sent off “into the dark night with only a burning coal to light his way.” It also mentioned that “in Ireland and Scotland, people began to make their own versions of Jack’s lanterns by carving scary faces into turnips or potatoes and hanging them at windows or near doors to frighten away Stingy Jack and other wandering evil spirits.” Irish, Scottish and English immigrants to the U.S. brought the tradition along with them. It was they who realized that pumpkins are more suitable for the purpose, being much larger fruits.
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Posted on 25 October '13 by , under Info Article. No Comments.

Summer Picture Perfect Pancakes

Here is one creative idea you can do with pumpkin patterns and pancakes this summer:

Posted on 24 June '12 by , under Uncategorized. 1 Comment.

Un-Halloween Artwork

Here’s something not related to pumpkin carving, but worth calling attention to.

Dixie Andrew has helped me create some pumpkin carving patterns in the past for a particular client who was looking for something unique for their seasonal farm & hayride location. She has also illustrated a children’s book I have written (you can check it out here at www.LittleIp.com)
Well, now Dixie has her own website featuring her incredible talent and artwork. Go check it out here:

Cherish the Moment Painting

Cherish the Moment Painting

www.dixieandrewart.com

Posted on 8 May '12 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.