Instead of carving a pumpkin this year, I decided to paint on the design this year instead.
I came to this decision after the pumpkin I carved last year rotted out in only a few days. Bummer!
Here's the pumpkin in its original state, plus my inspiration for its decoration:
After cutting out and tracing a pattern that I got for free online and a few coats of acrylic paint:
"I'm Chef, and I approve this pumpkin."