I’d been waiting patiently for some time to carve a Hannibal pumpkin. Having been fascinated by the silhouette of the Wendigo and its emancipated frame, I thought it the perfect pattern for carving.
This year there was a plethora of large pumpkins, despite the drought. However, this pumpkin was so thick it made carving a real chore. Carving the text was especially difficult.
If you want to project text from your pumpkin it needs to be carved very small, in reverse, and usually near the top.
I just could not thin the flesh in the right area, and so my text is crooked… but still slightly legible.
My only other wish is that the image would flicker, like in the show, and you would hear sounds of the forest. So perhaps next year we’ll add a strobe light and some spooky sounds.
Haven’t seen the Hannibal series yet? Check it out here. It’s a great cast with excellent writing and beautiful cinematography.
Here’s a few shots of the pumpkin prior to carving.
I generally use a red permanent or dry erase marker to sketch out the template. That way if you make a mistake it’s not very noticeable.
I had lots of trouble carving the text in the back of this pumpkin.
Hannibal Pumpkin prior to being lit. The toothpicks were for added support but then became a design element.
- What do you want to blog about?
As much as I love writing, I’ve been timid when it comes to blogging. Why? I’m not quite sure… although, my husband is not a big fan of posting personal details on the internet, so perhaps he’s made me a bit cautious.
Since I have several passions and could pontificate profusely on many of them, I’ve opted to narrowed down this site to just a few subjects. And each subject to a page. You’ll be able to find blog posts on their related subject’s page. For instance all of my real estate blogs will be on the “REI” page, book & media reviews on the “Reviews” page, etc. General, personal, or uncategorizable posts will be on the “Blog” page.
At least, this is a place to start.
If you’re curious about a topic or would like to know my opinion on a subject, (you can ask me pretty much anything) contact me. I’m always up for a good conversation.