Day of the Dead crafts – masks

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A Halloween Tribute

Halloween pumpkin carved with day of the dead skull and pattern

Carved pumpkin in the image of Amy Winehouse

…and an advert.

carved pumpkin with an advert and patterns

Halloween pumpkin carved with day of the dead skull and pattern

After last year’s particularly sinister theme I wanted to do something a little different. I struggled with a request for an Amy Winehouse image as I wanted to make sure it was a celebratory way to remember the life of a beautiful and talented young woman and not something in bad taste.  As the second pumpkin was to serve as an advert for next weekends firework party I tried to make it more interesting, both to look at and to carve, by taking inspiration from the Day of the Dead festival, which, if I’ve understood it correctly, is also about celebrating the lives of those no longer with us.

Now all I have to do is work out how to get pumpkin pulp out of a cream carpet…

For pumpkin carving tips see my earlier post.