Sam and I carved pumpkins today! This is a mesh of an owl pattern I found and a polka dot pumpkin.
I took a hammer and nail to the pumpkin to create the dots. I have a carving tool from printmaking and stamp carving. Trust me, if you are looking to carve something more artsy, invest in good tools.
I broke every piece of the 6 dollar kit from the store. Thankfully I had art tools lying around that helped.