Pumpkin carving – Ideas & Tools
When carving pumpkins there are a lot of ways you can look at a pumpkin and see all different and creative ways you can go about to create your master piece. How you carve your pumpkins can take just as many and exciting ways to do it as well. Some people use just sticks that they place in strategic places in the pumpkin and call it good. Can’t call that carving but who cares… it’s about creativity, it’s about having fun! Some people are more dramatic and choose to use big machinery such as a chain saw or such types of tools, others still yet use hatchets… and so on. Some even prefer to load them in big huge air canons and shoot them into far away targets or just to see how far can a pumpkin really fly! Do pumpkins really fly? Oh yes they really do! I’ve seen it with my very own eyes. It’s an impressive and unforgettable sight!
Now for those of you who like to take a more slow process and creative manner of approach to pumpkin carving, there are lots of tools available today in many places. To begin with there are your friendly neighborhood crafts store which can provide you with a hands on experience where you can handle the tools for yourself and experience what they actually look and feel like. You would generally find them in the clay carving or carving tool isle. There are the occasional, not as common, educational supply stores, which can provide you with the same experience.
As for me, I watched YouTube videos and I learned what tools were used by amazing pumpkin carving artists, one of which I call my mentor, Mr. Ray Villafane! You simply must check his work out. I am but a babe in comparison to this true artist. So by going to Amazon and doing a quick search, I found Ray Villafanes tools there and I had to get them for myself. I also ordered the tutorial DVDs Ray has available there as well, and those were great to teach me the principles that took my pumpkin carving to a whole new level! I also looked at Ebay and there too you can find many tools and ideas that are surely to inspire you to become a better pumpkin carving artist.
If you remember just one thing about this whole article, I hope that it’s not about the tools, but about having fun and being creative with whatever you do. If the tools I write about here make you better or help you have that fun I speak about, then more power to you… just remember to HAVE FUN and the rest will fall right into place!