Monday, August 26, 2013


Halloween is my thing, for sure, and my many years of carving pumpkins have given me plenty of drive to find fresh ways to decorate pumpkins. You'll find just that and more inside the pages of my new book MATTHEW MEAD HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR.  And in the spirit of tradition, I was lucky enough to cover a pumpkin carving event in a nearby village. This annual gathering provides freshly hollowed pumpkins for families to come and carve and then display a few nights before Halloween. I was able to capture many, many different and creatively carved pumpkins and witness a field of more the 300 Jack o' lanterns all carved and displayed in a country field. Check out the issue for all of the amazing carved sculptures and read the story of this very special farm and the Halloween traditions of its owners. 

How do you carve your family Jack o' lanterns? 

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