SHARKNADO

3 Nov

For whatever reason, I really enjoy the Halloween pumpkin carving contest at work. I have won the past two years I’ve been there (Check out the pics from previous years). I am not even a creative type of person – I cant paint or draw anything more than a stick-figure.

This year I felt a lot of pressure to come up with an idea that would really set me apart. I saw a couple “cute” ideas on Pinterest, but I sat on it for a while because I knew that once I found the right kernel of an idea, I would be able to roll with it.

And on a Monday morning, there it was…..my mom called me at work saying that she had just seen the Today Show or Good Morning America (it’s all the same thing) and saw a cute idea: A pumpkin carved as a shark with a foot coming out of its mouth. There was my kernel.

I mentally prepared all week to carve a shark pumpkin with a bloody foot coming out of the shark’s mouth. But on Friday as I was driving home from work with a couple sketches, my idea blew up:  SHARKNADO.

I couldn’t find ANYONE ELSE online who had carved a sharknado pumpkin. And the pumpkins that were carved like sharks were either too intricate, the wrong angle, or just not good…..So I went rogue. I found a video online for someone who made a sharknado costume – and used that as my guide (who knew the sharknado costume was popular this year??).

Here it is in all its glory – SHARKNADO!!!!!!! I have closeups of the top and the bottom of the shark as well so you can see the details. I still cant believe I made this…..creating something felt pretty darn good 🙂

Oh, and I WON FIRST PLACE!!!!! 🙂 🙂

Sharknado

bottom of sharknado

Top of sharknado

Now the pressure is on for 2014……..oh boy! Can I win one more time?

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4 Responses to “SHARKNADO”

  1. Martin Mullaney November 4, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    Good work out of you….Cograds

    • lmullane November 4, 2013 at 10:34 pm #

      Thanks guys 🙂 Now google “sharknado” so you understand what it really is!!

      Yes – of COURSE I roasted and ate the seeds. Duh! It didnt have the large amount of seeds I expected from such a larm pumpkin.

      Chris – I won first place!!! $50 gift certificate 🙂

  2. Patrick November 4, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    Did you eat the seeds?

    Congrats on another victory!

  3. Chris November 4, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    Did you win?

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