Saturday, October 23

Halloween is coming.....and you'll no doubt need....


a pumpkin. Will you carve yours like these?  
I sure won't!
My pumpkins are lucky to get carved at all. This one is called  "I've got my eye on you!"



Artist Ray Villafane began carving pumpkins on a lark for his art students in a small rural school district in Michigan. The hobby changed his life as he gained a viral following online and unlocked his genuine love of sculpting. Here are images of pumpkin carvings Villafane created over the past five years.



Aren't they just fabulous?? I have a few more to show you tomorrow.What's your favorite?

13 comments:

Loren said...

Are you trying to make the rest of us feel bad about the pumpkins we carve, kenju?

Anneke (Mudhooks) said...

These are wonderful!

Lynn said...

Wow - those are fabulous. What a talented man. I like the one with his eye hanging out the most. :)

Arkansas Patti said...

Yikes, I don't scare easily but that first one would have me running.Sure beats triangle eyes and a slit mouth.
Thanks for the Cane River push. It is now on my Kindle.

Sparkling Red said...

I love them! This guy has mad sculpting skills.

Pat said...

This is something I have never indulged in. Am I missing something?

Nancy said...

I'm sort of partial to #1. It reminds me of the girl who asked the fellow if they would be seeing each other again and he said:

" Sure,we'll see each other again. I'll keep an eye out for you."

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

THESE ARE FANTASTIC! Truky Amazing! My favorite of those three is the last one--it seems to me it is the most 'artful' and would have been so hard to do, though, in truth, they all had to have been hard to do! People and their ART really take my breath away...! Thanks Judy! I look forward to the next set.

Celia said...

I like the zipper brain, think I will paint my pumpkin this year tho'. The guy's a genius.

Juniper said...

Personally, all three give me the creeps!

JX

Jen said...

Wow! I'm happy when mine somewhat resemble a face. My favorite is the one with the zipper.

Scarlet said...

That is amazing Judy!!!
I like the skull being unzipped one... What amazing work!!!

LZ Blogger said...

Judy ~ What amazing work these folks have done... only to have it all shrivel up in a couple of days. Thank goodness for photos huh? ~ I hope all is well? ~ jb///