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The First Annual ATS Pumpkin Carving Contest

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posted on Oct, 27 2014 @ 11:01 PM
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originally posted by: daaskapital
Well, since i'm not American and don't celebrate Halloween, i don't have any pumpkins to carve. Here's a quick mock up though.





Oh come now. Get creative with some gourd type vegetable that grows in your country and give us the real deal.

Hollow out a potato if you must. Surely you have potatoes where you live...


Des




posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 01:20 AM
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a reply to: Destinyone

Don't you know? I'm an Aussie.

I live in the outback and ride kangaroos. Nothing grows around these parts!



posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 07:02 AM
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originally posted by: daaskapital
a reply to: Destinyone

Don't you know? I'm an Aussie.

I live in the outback and ride kangaroos. Nothing grows around these parts!


He's lying! We've got heaps of pumpkins in this country, they grow best in the outback.

How about decorating one of Flo's pumpkin scones?



posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 08:02 AM
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a reply to: Cinrad

Shh. I'm playing up the stereotype!



posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 08:44 AM
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a reply to: daaskapital

Carve a kangaroo !!



posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 08:54 AM
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a reply to: daaskapital

lmao

I'm sorry. I googled "Australian pumpkin" and got this.
You guys do grow some excellent pumpkins over there though.



posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 09:06 AM
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Since we only have 1 official entry... I thought youtube can help!








posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 05:10 PM
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a reply to: OpinionatedB

Yes, it appears I am the only Official entry.

It is a bittersweet victory, however I accept it proudly, along with your love.....and admiration.



posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 05:51 PM
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a reply to: IntastellaBurst

you, my friend, have yet to make an official entry...you need to take a pic of one of those pumpkins, or all three, with a piece of paper that has your screen name on it in the picture! You will also need to say "official entry" in your post.

THEN we can discuss our love and admiration for you!

Until then... Tinkerhaus....

edit on 28-10-2014 by OpinionatedB because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: IntastellaBurst

Wait a minute....
Not so fast!!!!

I have pumpkins to carve!



posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 07:41 PM
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Many others need to enter this thread and share in our joy of being elbows deep in a slimy, tepid, fantastically stringy foreign body and the resulting reminders of what terrible artists we are.

Do you people not live life!? PUMPKIN CARVING!!!

To quote the great Calvin, "It's lobotomy time, Jack!"


At least 29 people have viewed this thread - do none of you have a knife and a gourd? A pulse?

Is my taunting even making you want to enter a little?


Challenge: Use power tools to create your masterpiece. Abstract Expressionism is encouraged.

May the Pumpkin Gods be with you.

edit on 28-10-2014 by TinkerHaus because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 28 2014 @ 08:46 PM
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a reply to: TinkerHaus

Im carving another one tonight Tinker,
And while I have no power tools, I have a bag of white powder, a rolled up dollar bill, and a switch blade.

Await my entry in quiet fear.

Edit : spiderman was killed by an autistic kid in the neighborhood, no joke, I must be allowed time for mourning.
edit on 28-10-2014 by IntastellaBurst because: tinker haus is a cheater


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posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 02:21 AM
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"official entry"

First time carving in this style, kept it simple, almost cartoon-ish. It has a knife mark through one eye, near smile and a raised brow. Figured to share as an official. I may may make more however. I used freehand carving and various knife sizes. Power tools now that would be fun, maybe next year I'll have some more useful.

Zombie/Skull






posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 09:30 AM
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a reply to: dreamingawake

dreamingawake, very cool!

I've never had the gusto to skin the whole dang pumpkin - that must have taken some work!

You might want to apply a spray-on laquer to preserve it, all that bare pumpkin flesh will go fast without it.

Glad to see I finally have some competition!



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 09:02 PM
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Official Entry #1

I'm afraid it has no characteristics of abstract expressionism, however it is a sincere greeting.

We had fun with the Dewalt!
Not exactly what I had in mind. A wise one told me once "the ATS logo is used ad nauseum" and this wasn't what I wanted but, I improvised.

Off to carve #2...





edit on 29-10-2014 by TNMockingbird because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 09:26 PM
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Official Entry #2

Free hand as the Dewalt went dead!

Phew! Maybe a third tomorrow...






posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 09:29 PM
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originally posted by: TinkerHaus
a reply to: dreamingawake

dreamingawake, very cool!

I've never had the gusto to skin the whole dang pumpkin - that must have taken some work!

You might want to apply a spray-on laquer to preserve it, all that bare pumpkin flesh will go fast without it.

Glad to see I finally have some competition!



Oh ya it was a challenge, espcially the texture I tried to pull off(lol) there's probably better knives out there for it. Refrigerating it so far is alright. Good idea for the lacquer.

Next one I may make won't be free hand, plus it's a matter of figuring out how to translate it from paper to have it "glow" correctly when it up.


a reply to: TNMockingbird



Nice job on that. I hope more share!



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 09:41 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake

It IS really difficult to get the depth correct without going all the way through and screwing the whole thing up.
I have a new appreciation for the professional/talented pumpkin carvers LOL...

It looks so easy on youtube and such but, geez!

The pumpkins here in TN must be about 4 inches THICK!

I will probably post the kiddos tomorrow...as a group...they said tonight, "I wanna enter a contest too!". haha!



posted on Oct, 29 2014 @ 09:53 PM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird

That is too cool! I love your talent... and the whole Happy Halloween ATS was original, and awesome!

Can't wait to see the ones your children do!
edit on 29-10-2014 by OpinionatedB because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 30 2014 @ 08:45 AM
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" OFFICIAL RESIGNATION "

I regret to inform ats that I must officialy withdraw from this competition.

To my supporters, thank you for believing in me, writing letters, flying to my carving sessions, and supporting me financialy.

Unfortunately I sustained a knee injury while working on my latest project and wont be expected to return to full carving until next year.

I wish to dispell the rumours that I have taken any bribes to drop out of this years competition. I find these accusations insulting to me and this entire sport.

I would also like to personaly thank tinker hause for their support during this troubling time.

I will be spending the rest of this season in las vegas........ to heal. Please forward any mail, or donations to my high rollers suite in Cesears Palace. ........ Thank You.

edit on 30-10-2014 by IntastellaBurst because: Im Rich......Beeeeaaaaaatch.




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