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"Why the long face?"

Step 1: Draw on a Gourd

This gourd was a few notches more pumpkinish than some others I've encountered, and quite manageable once you get through the hard skin. Perhaps some genetic experimentation by an indiscriminate pollinator?

Step 2: Break on Through

The trick here was to get past the skin without accidentally stabbing too deeply. So I started with a vegetable peeler in a few spots, then followed up with my go-to clay tools.

Step 3: Finish

This guy should have a relatively long life span, since I never broke into the seedy, pithy part. So perhaps he'll retire to a life of travel, during which he can visit his distant relatives on Easter Island.

<p>I love it! I hope you get a pic of it once it dries! Super cool!</p>
<p>haha, this is fantastic! why the long face? </p><p>well done, really impressed by your carving skills! </p>
<p>Awesome job carving man!</p>

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