Great pumpkins readied for the big night
While some folks are happy with a toothy grin of jagged teeth and triangular shaped eyes, others go to great extremes in carving their Halloween jack-o-lantern, such as Judi Jarosh of Lake Grove and Gordon McDonald of Tigard.
Jarosh explained that she likes to create complex jack-o-lanterns because she enjoys getting down to the gritty details.
I typically find an image on the Internet that can lend itself to a pumpkin, she said. Then I use PowerPoint to modify the image to facilitate carving. Because Ive been doing this a long time I have a pretty good sense of a workable pattern.
She says she uses standard carving tools from the company Pumpkin Masters and a few custom tools.
Its a lot like connect the dots, she said. Anyone can get good at it over time.
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