Welcome to my stop in the Halloween Heat V Book Tour. Today's guest post is from author Jennifer James.
Pumpkin Carving by Jennifer James
Hi! Thanks so much for hosting me today on Queen of the Night! I have to say, I really dig this blog.
I’m a huge fan of carving pumpkins. So much so that I am depressed when I think about the fact that eventually my kids will get old enough that they won’t want me to carve their pumpkins for them anymore. In the past few years, I’ve done Dora the Explorer, Elmo, and a few scary faces just for me. (I’d attach a picture, but I don’t want to get in trouble for copy right infringement…using the images from kid’s shows to make my templates without permission or something. Trust me, they were awesome.)
This year I’m thinking I might do something for myself that is a homage to The Walking Dead. Like most people I didn’t get into the comics until I saw the TV show, and I’m certainly not completely up to date on the comics. I just don’t have the money to buy all those books. But oh, they are SO on my Christmas list.
All the mystery and fun surrounding pumpkin carving got me wondering WHY we do it to begin with. The fun part is the carving and the lighting. The whole thing in the middle with the gooshy orange guts and the mess that makes is not my favorite thing at all. So I went searching around and found this video.
Can you imagine trying to carve a turnip? Holy cow, because that’s what people in Ireland did. I don’t think I could do it. I would never have enough room for all my elaborate carvings, and turnips are HARD. Jack must have been mighty determined to be able to see at night.
There’s also the mythology that the faces were carved to frighten ghosts and ghoulies away. I mean, aren’t ghosts and what not scary themselves? How do you scare them?
I think with kid’s show characters. That’s right. Anyone who has had to endure endless hours of Yo Gabba Gabba or Blue’s Clues knows what I mean. So this year (and for many more to come) I’m going to keep on carving pumpkins with Big Bird, Diego, and the lot along with my own traditional Halloween design. I’m covering all my bases y’all.
We’re giving away a $25 Gift card and to enter, use the Rafflecopter below and answer the following question: Are you carving a pumpkin? What’s your design idea this year?
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