October 29, 2011

Help settle the Great Pumpkin Debate


Left pumpkin is new school.   Right pumpkin is old school.

What kind of pumpkin carver person are you?  Which do you prefer?

Leave a comment regarding your choice of old school or new school pumpkin carving technology and I'll pick 3 random comments from those comments submitted.  Contest closes at midnight 10/31/2011. These 3 people will receive a free pattern from my list of patterns for sale.  Their choice.  E-books excluded. Contest void if we don't get at least 3 comments and void where prohibited.  

Happy Halloween!   


36 comments:

Mindy said...

I'm a fan of that cute crooked smile on the left one, so I'm going new school! Though I haven't carved a pumpkin in years... ;-)

Jean said...

Definitely the "new school." It has much more personality~

Chris said...

Woo-Hoo! Looks like you'll have at least three comments!

I really love the expressionism of the new school version on the left.

(beats all to heck the idea of using a shotgun to carve pumpkins I saw on Facebook the other day!)

Shanny said...

I like the new school. Of course, that may be because to me Halloween is about fantasy and fun not scary and dead things... Its a debate I have been having with my friends. I prefer the cuter side of the holiday.

Linda said...

I am an old school pumpkin carver!! I like the looks of new school pumpkins but I always do mine old school! Nothing says Halloween better to me than a pumpkin carved with a toothy grin!

Anonymous said...

I love the new one. I like Halloween as a fall celebration, bot a scary one. - Mar55

QueenEnj said...

I am what you call mid-school, a mixture of both. It makes the pumpkin that more unique and gives it a personality all its own.

Deborah Misfit said...

I like the Traditional for my home - but I sure do like seeing and oohing and aahing over the new way and all the beautiful carvings and carvers! but good ole' fashioned is my way - and I love it! Silly grins, toothless grins, when they fall out if you cut too much! Thanks for the smiles and the memories this brought out!

Airknitter said...

Although I like the old school look my honest preference in not to carve at all. Our pumpkins go into the woods (not on their own)for all the critters. I must say, the new school pumpkin is quite a delight.
Aine

Barbara said...

What's not to like about any JOL but I guess I would lean to something like the one on the left not exactly that one but a bit different

Barbara

Teri said...

I like the new school one too.. It is cute.

my daughter and I made a puppy one a few years ago

littledebby said...

I am new school. I like different. When I do something instead of doing something like normal people would, i have to be different. Like my crocheting, I like to use different colors that no one else would ever think of using. I just think different is better. So I love the new school pumpkin.

SmoothFox said...

Viola asked that I post this comment:

I'm 75 and very old School and I love the old School for that reason AND it also looks just like me..and it also brings back a lot of Grand
Memories ,Hope to hear back ...HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ONE AND ALL..Viola

shericrochet said...

"AWWw, you didn't tell me you were gonna kill it!" hahaha

The old school pumpkins are endearing, but I love the creativity of the new school carvings.

Anonymous said...

The "new school" version seems to have a happier face and does not make Halloween so scary. I like the princess and fairy costumes - not the mean zombie type!

Ann S.

KatyRavensong said...

I like the new school one. He is charming and happy. Halloween is what you make it - I choose to make it a happy fun-filled time for both children and adults.

MiskquiMajik said...

I'm a little bit Country (old) and a little bit Rock and Roll (new); however, My Dad was a Rockstar pumpkin carver in the 50's to present and made freehand pumpkin dioramas (sp) to die for (LOL) and he taught me so now I am the ALL school Grannie everyone brings their pumpkins to for carving !

Anonymous said...

I'm sort of old school (I don't put teeth in my grin) but I prefer the new school!
Lynn/MI

Kris said...

If I had to choose it would be new school. However I don't like carving at all. Too messy and the pumpkin deteriorates too quickly.

Sarah in NC said...

I love the new school. All the faces and scenes to chose from are fantastic.

Traci said...

Definitely new school!

Gayle said...

I like the new styles. There are many new techniques available. Profess, just like everything else in the world. But in all honesty, we don't do pumpkins anymore. My kids are as they say, to old for my Halloween. Not many kids trick or treat here so I gave up. Gayle

Kim D. said...

I love the new school, so sweet and adorable! Happy and fun now that is what I like!

Karin said...

I prefer the old school!!

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid I'm rather "old school" - not much of an imagination when it comes to pumpkin carving. BUT I just helped my daughter-in-law choose a pattern and carve a pumpkin "new school" style. A LOT of work, but it was sooooo cute!!!

Anonymous said...

I have to admit that I love the new school carvings! So exciting and creative!
Bethany (yarnorgy)

Anonymous said...

Old school here :-) Happy Halloween!
De'Anna Unique2wh0 at aol dot com...sorry to do it like this as anon. but will not let me says I have no access.

sirensspells said...

Love the new school. Much more creative!

Carmen said...

I haven't carved a pumpkin in years, so I guess I'm old school. But I love the creativity that the new schoolers have in carving - I love them!

SmoothFox said...

Aisha sent me an email with her comment:

i love the new school approach.. as with time Change is good

SmoothFox said...

Kim sent me an email with her comment:

The "new school" pumpkin is adorable!

Thanks for sharing the photos! Hugs, Kim DeMoise

SmoothFox said...

An anonymous person sent me a comment:

I guess I'm "new school" when it comes to the pumpkins. I like the smiley one. My kids would be so proud of their oldies mom being "new
school" on something ..... anything. Yay!
v

SmoothFox said...

Sandy sent me a comment:

I like the old school of pumpkin carving. It's more fun carving the face at random rather than trying for a certain look. And the roasted pumpkin seeds are delish!
Happy Halloween,
Sandy

SmoothFox said...

Lisa sent me a comment:

Oops, I miss-spoke in the post I just sent. When you read it you will notice I said "I'm usually old school, but I'm going old school this time". I meant to say "I'm going new school this time."
Sorry,
Lisa in Alabama

Yvonne Spencer said...

Love the new school! The expression makes me smile!!!

Anonymous said...

I prefer to leave my pumpkins uncarved, but my 10 year old is definitely "old school" when it comes to carving them! :o)
Terri H. in Eastern PA.

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