I love Halloween. Not just because my birthday is right about that time, but because it is a holiday that celebrates some pretty strange things. The hinge in the seasons between summer and winter, the idea that the dead can walk the earth for one night, the equally uncanny idea that for one night children can demand candy from total strangers, costumes..... Oh yeah, the list of why I love this holiday goes on and on.
I had planned to have people over to the shop to carve pumpkins, but somehow I was really late in issuing invitations. Oh well, I thought, if nobody shows up, Robb and I can drink a few beers and mangle pumpkins by ourselves. (Alcohol and knives. Always a good combination, right?)
As it turned out, quite a variety of people showed up. We were especially excited to see Robb's former nurse case manager Linda. I was finally able to give her the scarf I made as a thank you gift for everything she had done for us.
I didn't manage to carve anything interesting. I socialized and ran around, which pretty typical for me at one of our craft parties. I figure, I make things all day at work, but I don't get to hang out with my friends everyday.
I had grandiose ideas about doing a still life photo of all the pumpkins, but somehow that never happened. Instead, I photographed pumpkin guts.
Why, yes. Those are candy eyeballs.