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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Keith Whitelock - Pumpkin Portraits

According to Keith Whitelock, he began carving pumpkins as an art form after watching "Home Improvement" in 1995. Tim's neighbor, Wilson, was carving his image into a jack-o-lantern.
Whitelock's jack-o-lanterns resemble people or pets.

John Wayne

Mae West

Charlie Chaplin

Mona Lisa

Lucy and Lucy with the lights off


Marilyn Monroe

The Three Stooges

Curly........... Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk



Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Belorussian straw art

Straw weaving is an ancient folk art in Belarus. This practice boasts more than ten centuries of history and traces back to ancient traditions pertaining to the cult of bread and straw. The ancestors of the Belorussians believed in the divine powers of straw and grain and this was manifested in the ritual animals and dolls they created which were considered to be deities and protectors. It was believed that straw and grain perpetuated fertile powers of nature.
Below you can see some examples of this unique and intricate art form.
For more information, visit Tatiana Repina's on-line museum at

The goat is the symbol of an abundant crop and fertility

Goat - Larisa Los

The horse symbolizes man's friend, advisor, and defender.

Horse - Larisa Los

Cow - Taisya Agafonenko

Deer - Lidia Glovatskaia

The doll is the Mother of all beings and protector of life.

Lipskaia N.

Lubov Selivonchik

Birds are the souls of ancestors guarding and helping those who live on Earth.

Peacock -Lidia Glovatskaia

Cockerel -Lidia Glovatskaia

Dragon - Lubov Selivonchik

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Kim Anderson

Check out these nostalgic retro style photos of children as captured by world-renowned photographer Kim Anderson.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Dog Breed Pumpkin Stencils

Check out these amazing dog breed stencils from Better Homes and Gardens. You can download them for free to carve breed-specific pumpkins!!



German Shepherd


Scottish Terrier


Jack Russel Terrier

Labrador Retriever



Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lauren Alane

I'm totally enamoured of these cute needle felted birds by Lauren Alane. Her photographer husband Joey photographs them in all kinds of situations.

Northward Migration

Santa Owls

Playing In The Woods


Spring Wedding

Pumpkin Patch


First Day Of School

Birds In The City

Spring Birds