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Where are 2010 Pumpkin Patterns?

I made this comment on one of my posts, but I’ll make an official blog entry about it here because I keep getting asked about new pumpkin patterns for 2010.

Every year I create new pumpkin patterns for our local “North Logan Pumpkin Walk” event, and I feature these patterns on PumpkinGlow.com.

This year’s pumpkin walk theme is on animations.
I had planned on creating a set of patterns on one of my favorite animations (I have several favorites), but this year has been…
well, let’s just say “eventful”.

Fortunately, I have quite a library of cartoon patterns from previous years, so I will be choosing a selection from these for our Pumpkin Walk event this year.

Unfortunately, I have removed these patterns from my site since they would be considered copyright violations on my site. 🙁

I plan on adding patterns if I can this year, and I certainly plan on continuing to add more each year. But this year I have had to put other priorities first (like family and work).

Thank you for your interest in my site and my patterns and for your compliments.

Posted on 14 October '10 by , under Uncategorized. 1 Comment.

What’s New in Pumpkin Carving Tools?

2 of the questions I get asked most are about shading and how to make pumpkins last longer.  Did you know that by shading your pumpkin it will last longer?

Once you poke all the way thru the pumpkin it’s display life diminishes quickly. By shading your pumpkin you get several benefits:

  • No gutting required (yuk!). You don’t have to get messy cleaning out your pumpkin.
  • No messing with lights or candles. It looks great all day long.
  • It lasts longer. Much longer.

The downside is that shading is typically harder to do.

But wait. I just ran across something that may be just the ticket. If you’ve tried shading before and found it a hassle, you may want to check this out:

Pumpkin Surface Carver

I have not tried this product myself. I just learned about it today and I was impressed with how easy it looks.

I am not affiliated with this product and I make no commission if you buy it. I don’t even know the people who are selling it, but I pass this on because I always like trying new tools and think it may help you with your carving.

Go check it out now.

Pumpkin Surface Carver

Jay
www.PumpkinGlow.com

P.S. I would be very interested to hear how this tool works out for you. Share your comments and experiences below.

Posted on 5 October '10 by , under Uncategorized. 5 Comments.

Happy Belated Pumpkin Carving New Years

Now that January is almost over, I’m getting around to wishing everyone a happy new year.

Someone asked me this morning about New Year’s resolutions in the past that I didn’t keep.

“I don’t make New Year’s resolutions”. I said.

“I set goals and I don’t wait for New Years to do it”.

Of course, I do enjoy taking the opportunity around the holiday season to reflect on the direction my life is taking. But I also like to do this throughout the year.

I believe setting and working on goals is a balancing act between work and play. Achieving great things and celebrating successes.

To me, carving pumpkins and watermelons is play. It’s also a way to improve my talents and express myself artistically.

Happy New Year everyone!

And congratulations if you’re still on track with your own resolutions.

Happy Carving!

Posted on 30 January '10 by , under Uncategorized. 1 Comment.

Christmas Watermelon Carving Pattern

I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and delightful Holiday Season.

Here is a special Christmas Watermelon carving pattern that you can use to impress your guests with this season:

Reindeer Pattern

Hey, if you’re like me, the holidays are too busy as it is and carving a watermelon just isn’t on my agenda.

But I’m not entertaining guests this year either  🙂

If you’re ambitious and you still have energy to create a fun holiday centerpiece for your kitchen table, then feel free to download and use this cool reindeer pattern from my book, You Too Can Create STUNNING Watermelon Carvings.

Merry Christmas!

Posted on 23 December '09 by , under Uncategorized. 1 Comment.

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Carving?

Carve up a turkey this thanksgiving – in a pumpkin, of course.

My new thanksgiving pattern can be found here:
Pilgrim Turkey

We have so much to be thankful for – one day a year hardly seems adequate. It’s my wish that you may be thankful every day of the year. Go ahead, complete the sentence, “I am thankful for…”

Good. Now repeat.

Posted on 24 November '09 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.