Just to rescue another hijacked thread, I thought I start one on pumpkin carving and decorating. What are your feelings about the modern trend of turning jack-o-lantern carving (which, let's face it, was essentially a kid's craft) into a high art form? Some of the ones I've seen are nothing short of fantastic. And I understand there's even a major competitive circuit. I just wonder why these talented sculpters choose an ephemeral media?