This is a suggestion for a monthly project that I've been thinking about, ever since I saw Mr. Black's grim-looking wood spirit in one of Adahy's posts earlier this summer. Scroll down a bit in Adahy's post and you'll see it; you've probably seen it before. So here's the project: Carve something grotesque for the month of October. Post a picture in this thread and we'll have a gallery appropriate to the season. My inspiration is wood spirits, as it seems simple to change the proportions and make one ugly and haunting, but I could see other projects working as well. To make a spoon grotesque could be an interesting challenge. Then there are pumpkins towards the end of the month, if you go for that. Gourds, also good. Could be a Halloween decoration, could be a talisman. Just make it ugly! Or spooky, or ghastly, or warty, or other-worldly, or skin-crawly. And have fun!