Embrace the Darkness 1

We decked out our back yard in a very scary fashion. Saturday, October 29th will be the only night to view our Halloween display. This year the props are in the back yard along with a roaring fire, s’more fixings and other assorted treats. Dress warm and help us celebrate our favorite holiday.     [...]

Embrace the Darkness Moon

Concept To Completion 2

There are two approaches I take when building a project. The first is working from preconceived designs such as sketches or photos and the second is creating freeform where I just wing it and let the project go where it needs to go.   Here are some examples of projects that were built from concept [...]


Sir Rip D. Fleshkin 0

This pumpkin was the most creative concept winner in the 2nd Annual Build Me A Pumpkin contest held on the STOLLOWEEN Facebook page.   Introducing Sir Rip D. Fleshkin designed by Breck Torres and Dustin Obermeyer.    Fun concept to turn the stem into arms and hands, during the build I decided to remove one [...]

Sir Rip D. Fleshkin (13)

Charles McScardeylantern (7)

Charles McScardeylantern 0

This pumpkin was the random drawing winner in the 2nd Annual Build Me A Pumpkin contest held on the STOLLOWEEN Facebook page.   Introducing Charles McScardeylantern designed by Jasper Anderson.   Charles mcScardeylantern was a very fun build, especially the rotted side which was achieved by soaking blue shop towels in papier mache paste.   [...]


Workshop Finis 0

    Wrapped our four day Great Pumpkin Workshop this past week and the results pretty amazing…nine very cool pumpkins were created by nine very awesome people.      

PUMPKIN CLASS SESSION FOUR (40)

Great Pumpkin Papier Mache Workshop

Great Pumpkin Workshop 2

  Class Description:   Spend four fun filled evenings at Legacy Art Studio and Gallery in Midland Michigan creating your very own papier mache pumpkin.   Scott A. Stoll will teach you a variety of techniques and lead you through the process of building an incredible pumpkin using your own design.   The class is [...]


Looks Like More Pumpkins….. 3

    This year I told myself I was not creating anymore papier mache pumpkins…none, nadda, zip, zero.   As always my plans change during the course of the year…need to be flexible.   First off I will be teaching a papier mache workshop in late September, four sessions teaching the techniques required to make [...]

Pumpkin Contest 21

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92 Days and 92 Degrees 1

    We are at the “92 days until Halloween” point in the year and for the last couple of weeks it has averaged 92 degrees at least here in Michigan.   This is the time of year where most DIY home haunters kick it into high gear attempting to scratch those items off the [...]


Twelve 1

    Twelve creative pumpkin designs so far in the “Build Me A Pumpkin” contest…who will be number 13?   Visit www.torturedpumpkins.com for contest rules and entries.        

pumpkin contest update