Every year when October rolls around, my mind turns to pumpkins. Four years ago, I started creating three-dimensional decorated pumpkins. They began as the Autumn decorations for my church’s coffeehouse, and while this initial purpose has remained, they’ve also just found a very special place in my heart. I can barely look at any pumpkin or squash-like food without imagining a face, accessories, and three-dimensional materials transforming the humble yet magnificent vegetable into a creature all its own. I suppose it’s an obsession of sorts...the inability to leave the poor little pumpkin in its natural state of being. And yet, the “pumpkin people” have brought together different groups of friends each year in fabulous evenings of creating. I don’t think that an October would be quite the same without them.