Since my last post was about my Na’vi Halloween, I thought I’d continue the theme with my pumpkin carving on All Hallows. Usually I do something pretty traditional with a Jack-o-Lantern grin, but this year I wanted to mix it up. One of the pumpkins I carved was inspired by my two cats, Jack and Rascal. Both are utterly adorable, but it was Jack who particularly inspired this carving. Jack is a red classic tabby, which in common speak is orange. He’s a nice pumpkin orange, in fact.
As you can see in the photos, I carved a cat-face on my pumpkin, and I think it matches the inspiration rather well. Usually I draw the design on first with a Sharpie marker. (The black lines can later be removed with fingernail-polish remover and a cotton ball.) Then I cut out the negative spaces of the design with sharp knives and tools from a pumpkin-carving kit. This grinning kitty Jack-o-Lantern (ironically inspired by a cat named Jack) sat on our steps Halloween night and greeted all zero of our trick-or-treaters! Belated happy Halloween everyone!