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8 Designer Pumpkins to Haunt Your Halloween
We dig into a decorator's bag of tricks for a forecast of the year's trendiest jack-o'-lanterns
Houzz Contributor. I started drawing as a child, from the time I could pick up a pen, and my father and mother encouraged my interest in artl. My father, a physician and WWII veteran (flight navigator in Europe) was also a painter who was passionate about his art. He and my mom were also great fans of the work of New Yorker cartoonist James Thurber, so I grew up surrounded by his books and art. My Dad showed me the work of classical artists and told me never to give up and never to compromise my vision. As a sophomore in college (Theater Arts, University of Southern California) I had an "aha" moment, when I realized I didn't want to just be an actress. I opened the school newspaper and saw a student's cartoon strip. I thought, "I can do that." I drew up a cartoon strip on the spot, about...
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Come autumn, the days grow shorter, the nights grow longer, and on All Hallow's Eve, the lowly squash transforms into a thing of eerie beauty: the jack-o'-lantern. A lone candle in a plain orange pumpkin not spooky enough for you? Try mixing in a few of these undying decorating themes.
Ideabook updated on October 31, 2013.