Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Howling Wolf Carved Pumpkin

I've always wanted to carve a howling wolf into my pumpkin. This year, I decided to finally do it, after I considered and rejected several other pumpkin designs (Among the contenders: Jack Rackham's jolly roger with crossed cutlasses, and a simple, elegant grim reaper). Next year, when we get our own house, I can carve to my heart's content, but living in an apartment has special challenges, namely the lack of space. The wild, roving packs of rabid kids that are native to this area are also an annoyance. They love to steal things, smash things, make noise, etc. I could only imagine what horrible fate will befall my pumpkin when I leave it out on Halloween night while I go to my awesome friend's Halloween party. Oh, well - I guess that's one way to learn impermanence.

Without further ado, here is my fabulous carved pumpkin:

pumpkin carving howling wolf

I hope everyone enjoys a safe and Happy Halloween!


  1. where did you get the template

  2. I made it up myself. I fished a photo or drawing off of Google search and altered it to be black/white only. I played with the contrast until I got it so that it looked like a pumpkin carving template. My result was similar to the photo in this link. I just used my best judgment to determine what to cut out and where. I would give you my template, but I had a different computer then, and it died, taking all of my photos and designs with it. Good luck!