Blog: The Izzy-o-Lantern
Update: here he is all lit up (somehow I can’t help but think that should involve white powder around his nose):
Last couple years I’ve gotten two pumpkins to carve into jack-o-lanterns, one for the porch and another for the driveway as our porch isn’t particularly visible from the sidewalk.
So, this afternoon I carve the first with my usual vaguely reptilian scowl:
The idea popped into my head, no doubt influenced by various band logo pumpkins that have been popping up in my Facebook feed from Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, and Guns N Roses trying to see if fans have made similar pumpkins, that maybe as a nod to the “This Week In Guns N Roses News” running gag on my podcast I should go a GNR pumpkin.
Except that the official logo is well above my skill level with a paring knife.
I mulled it over while scooping the goop and seeds out of the second pumpkin then decided maybe I could manage one of the skulls from the Appetite for Destruction cover.
No points for guessing which one I was gonna attempt. Obviously it was gonna be the cute one.
Behold the Izzy-o-Lantern:
Besides, Axl’s skull is wearing sunglasses and those will be harder to carve right. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
Note to self: next year get five pumpkins, do the whole band. Not that anyone in my hood other than me is white trash enough to get the reference, but meh.