Oh My Gourd: A Stop Motion Pumpkin Carving Experiment

Sean Ohlenkamp and Rob Popkin together have carved and photographed dozens and dozens and dozens of pumpkins to make this little piece of Halloween stop-motion animation, “Oh My Gourd.” Read more

Sharpie Drawn Blue Willow Pumpkins!

I’m so gonna do this next year. Amongst the plethora of interesting and unusual Halloween pumpkins, these fabulous sharpie drawn pumpkins by interior designer Alissa Sutton, influenced by the popular Chinese blue and white porcelain pattern, caught my eye. Read more

20 Crazy Impressive Pumpkin Carvings by Edward Cabral

Botticelli’s Birth of Venus pumpkin carving by Edward Cabral

Each year at Halloween I feature an outstanding pumpkin carver or company. There are so many out there and so many carving techniques, it’s becoming harder and harder to choose only one. This year, I’m featuring the impressive carving skills of Edward Cabral. Read more

Meet Karyn Poplin and Her Pumpkin People

Karyn Poplin Pumpkins

You may have seen some of Texas based Karyn Poplin’s amazing pumpkins. After all, she’s frequently a winner of pumpkin carving contests and her jack-o-lanterns have been featured on many a site. Read more

The Incredible Narrative Pumpkin Carvings of Jeff Stikeman

Pumpkin carvings of Jeff Stikeman

The narrative pumpkin carvings by Boston architectural illustrator Jeff Stikeman don’t use stencils, they aren’t found in Martha Stewart magazine and chances are you haven’t seen anything like them. Here are four of his impressive jack-o-lanterns, each of which tells a story. Read more

The 2014 This Old House Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners (all 30)

this old house haunted pumpkin

For yet another year, enthusiastic pumpkin carvers put their imagination and skill to work shaping the orange squash into impressive creations for the annual This Old House Pumpkin Carving Competition. Here are the 29 finalists and 2014’s grand prize winner. Read more

A Halloween Treat: Villafane Studio’s Phenomenal Pumpkins

Ray Villafane is visionary and patriarch of Phoenix, Arizona’s Villafane Studios, one of whose specialties is carving incredibly impressive, phenomenal pumpkins. They also create jaw-dropping sand sculptures, props and toys. Read more

Dog Breed Jack-O-Lanterns, Pumpkin Carving Posts & Links For Halloween

Dog breed jack-o-lanterns

Although I think using a pumpkin carving ‘stencil’ or ‘pattern’ is cheating, it’s what most people use these days if they want a better-than-ordinary jack-o-lantern sitting on their front porch. And one of this year’s most popular stencils are those of dog breeds. Read more