My Fair Pumpkin


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Carving 3D pumpkins is always a lot of fun and sometimes I can make it even more fun when I make it a little goofy by becoming part of what my pumpkin carving has become!  This time I was asked to make a video that would have some sort of theme to the carving so that it could be used on the website’s social media sites.  I was more than happy to carve a pumpkin for this purpose but I had to think about what I could do to be able to insert the theme into the pumpkin carving.  The task was to make a 3D pumpkin carving with the theme of our local county fair.  I thought what would be better than a “Pumpkin Farmer”!?  I brought our my carving tools, my camera, my lights, my sound recorder, and went to work!  As I carved the pumpkin more and more I began to see that it no longer was a pumpkin farmer but another of my wondrous pumpkin that took on its own shape and form and in the end it was what it was and there was nothing I could do about it.

I finished the video and added the finishing touch and posted it to YouTube late that night and hoped for the best.  The next day I send the link to the lady who had asked me for the video with a heavy heart knowing that it wasn’t quite the pumpkin I was hoping for, and I knew for sure it was nothing like a farmer.  Nonetheless I thought it was a good pumpkin but not quite what I wanted and for sure, I thought, NOT what the lady asked for.

It was with a great surprise that the text came back to me “I love it!” “you are so talented!”  I didn’t know what to say!  All I knew is that I was super happy that she liked it!  And that taught me a good lesson: Don’t be over critical of your work; do the best you can and only the best and when you’re done, whether you love it or not, it’s still something you created and people will appreciate your hard work.

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