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Never Forget

I don't to watch much educational television any more but I recently caught an old episode of Art Express on PBS from 2006.

They interviewed Dr. Herbert Savel who uses his art to bring attention to the Holocaust. He wood carvings are truly moving and made me think. And isn't that what good art is supposed to do?

Each carving has a story of an individual behind it. As Dr. Savel sees it, the Holocaust is not 6 million people who were murdered, but as single individuals.

At the moment his site seems to be either hammered by traffic or is gone but you can get to the google cached version.

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Pumpkin Carving

Last night we carved up this year's pumpkins for Halloween.

First off invest in a pumkin carving set. We got ours from Wal-Mart for $5 and it was well worth the money. Plus it came with a dozen or so stencils so it saves you the time of searching for them on the net.

ET chose one of the stencils out of the carving kit and the other I did in photoshop of No Face from Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away. I'm trying to have the boys exposed to other kinds of animation other than Disney.

Donna did all the hard and might I add gross work of cleaning out the pumpkins. She offered and I certainly wasn't going to turn her down.

The carving went really well and that's where I'm glad I bought that carving kit. Much easier than using a generic kitchen knife.

Hope everyone has fun carving and displaying their pumpkins this Halloween.

howstuffworks has a great page on carving if you need some reference material. There are tons of sites with printable stencils available or you could just do a google search. Remember not to carve them too early. If you do there are steps you can take to prolong their life.

Before / After

Before / After


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