Chandler Day 299: Carving Pumpkins

DSC06073Last night we carved pumpkins for Abbie’s birthday and this year we took a different approach. Hannah found some really cool patterns for us to use and then we started carving. It included a lot of drilling and intense knife work but they turned out really cool. They are probably some of the better pumpkins we have done over the years.

Chandler Day 99: Color

photo3It’s been interesting to see this pattern I’ve been working on develop. How it has gone from one stage to another. Now color has been added. It’s crazy how color changes things. It adds a whole different feel to the pattern. It’s more alive. Black, white and gray are all great and can be very powerful and very beautiful, but color is just as powerful. It presents so many moods, emotions, states, and temperatures. It’s complex, confusing and it can pull you in all sorts of directions and have so many effects. It’s changes this repeat pattern into something a little more. Color can be difficult and a lot of times I hate working with it. But other times it’s amazing and powerful and it can convey a message so well.