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GrumpySteen

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Icon 1 posted October 14, 2012 23:12      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ray Villafane's hobby of pumpkin sculpting was brought to an entirely new level in 2007 when he was contacted by High Noon Entertainment and asked to participate in the Food Network’s Challenge Show, Outrageous Pumpkins. Ray competed as one of four professional pumpkin sculptors, impressed the judges enough to sweep all three rounds and was awarded the Grand Prize. Outrageous Pumpkins logged the highest ratings of any other Challenge episode, and a second invitation was extended to Ray in 2009. They wanted him to come back and defend his title in their Outrageous Pumpkins Challenge II. Ray defended his 2008 title and took home the 2010 Grand Prize from the Food Network’s Pumpkin Challenge II. The exposure of Ray’s style, talent and creativity amassed an all-new appreciation for pumpkin “carving”, and his artistic take on the traditional jack-o-lantern has granted him invitations from across the globe for VIP Galleries (Very Impressive Pumpkins). From the President’s Quarters in the White House to Bermuda’s Sousa’s Gardens, Ray’s pumpkins have gathered a cult-like following.

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The toys and sand sculptures are pretty cool too, but pumpkins seemed more appropriate to link to for October.

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MacManKrisK

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Icon 1 posted October 15, 2012 14:07      Profile for MacManKrisK     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Wow! I don't think I'd have the patience to carve anything like that into my pumpkin. I think I usually spend about 20-30 minutes on it (at most), stick a candle in it's head and call it a day. The punk kids are just gonna' smash it up anyway!

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Icon 1 posted October 15, 2012 21:12      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Wow.
And here I was thinking this was pretty cool...
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