A couple years ago my sister and I were ROBBED by a guy that used a CVS stencil. It was a devastating blow. I'm not sure I will ever have the emotional maturity to except The Great Pumpkin Scandal of '07.
Keep in mind the way I work. I believe in EXCELLENCE. I believe in creativity, uniqueness, technical accuracy. I believe that simple things such as a pumpkin carving contest is a grand measure at which to view the failure or success of your entire life as a whole.
I like thinking outside the box- er, pumpkin. I always have to be original & distinguished yet have the professionalism of well... a professional. Does that make sense? Let the whole world know, I WILL BOW TO A BETTER PUMPKIN. I will NOT bow to a CVS stencil. Amen.
Here is my pumpkin from two years ago. I dyed its' innards, broke its' spirit and sculpted them into the form of a turkey. Who's done this before? NO ONE. Innovation is my middle name (along with 'Trustworthy'). You can't tell because it's so high up, but there are ghourds inside, dyed green pumpkin innard grass, etc. An EXQUISITE piece of art. I'm surprised the Pope didn't call for a pumpkin revamp on the Sistine Chapel.