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Ray Villafane-Master Jack-o-Lantern Carver

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Just wanted to share some of this man's work with you. It's not typical and I think it appeals to me because of my background in food styling...but I hope you enjoy his work!

and if you read my "Fight Like a Girl" blog you'll know why this last one is my fave...

Do you carve Jack-o-Lanterns and save and roast the pumpkin seeds??
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    That man is talented!!
    1574 days ago
    You did remind me of one of my favorite Holiday memories that involves pumpkins. Though this is before Thanksgiving, when this occurred, I believe it goes well here with this blog.

    My cousin Tom and his wife Trish had a major part of her and Tom's side of our family over to celebrate Thanksgiving. Everything was going perfectly. The turkey was delicious and moist. Though I am not much of a stuffing guy I had two scoops. The gravy was great. Sorry to say I avoided the cranberries and mashed potatoes, but I always do. So with this awesome feast, I was anticipating that Pumpkin Pie to finish off the meal. So much so that I was the first to get a piece. Now I love Pumpkin Pie, the favorite and most important part of the meal to me. The first huge bite, something was different. Well I then I tried the next bite. Then whispering to Trish's brother, Tim on my right, I said "There is something wrong with this pie." Well Tim is not one to whisper and says "Steve says not to eat the pie!" Well most of the others, knowing how well I enjoy Pumpkin pie passed on it. Those not believing Tim and I then tried also. I asked Trish "is this diet Pumpkin pie", and she says "NO!".

    Well at our Christmas bash she says to me, "Oh my gosh, I realize I forgot to add sugar to the Pumpkin pie!!!"

    1575 days ago
    Wow, that's amazing!
    1576 days ago
    Love these!! Of course, I'm the girl with a picture of steampunk Red Riding Hood standing on the wolf with a smoking gun in her hand - over my bed. So that's my idea of art.
    1576 days ago
    Love the roasted seed, don't carve pumpkins anymore. If I buy one I put it out for two days then use it for pumpkin filling.
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  • ROX525
    Absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing.
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  • -SHAWN-
    Wow, very creative!
    1576 days ago
    OMG! These were incredible. And, no I don't roast anything. I use to when I was younger.
    1576 days ago
  • JACKIE15108
    I did carve a pumpkin every once in a while, but it's too much work! Not lazy, it's more difficult for me to cut them. I do enjoy a nice pumpkin lit with a candle though.

    The pictures are great....I bet it took a lot of time for this person ....a true artist!

    I like to eat pumpkin pie and have roasted the seeds, but not often, and there's nothing like fresh pumpkin over the canned.

    Happy Haloween! emoticon

    1576 days ago
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