It’s that time of year again, pumpkin carving! After making our usual trek to Thies Farm to select our blank slates in which to create our works of art, we all dug into our pumpkins tonight. And since it was Wednesday, which means Supper Club, we chose something very fancy for dinner: Papa John’s Pizza. Hey, give me a break here, I was very focused on carving, I had no time to cook! So, four hours later, here is what we have:
The Geeky Pumpkins
These “emotikins” are courtesy of Katie, Kim and Monika (Monika ended up picking a rotten pumpkin so she helped Katie with one of the little guys).
Kate drew the stencil of Hellboy and then transferred it on to her pumpkin to carve. Pretty incredible. That Master’s degree is worth something, eh?
The Political Pumpkins
This is Kim’s “Barak-o-lantern.” Yes, it is one pumpkin, carved with three things. My favorite side is the one with the ghost that says “Boo.” He’s adorable! And the logos look like a pair of eyes staring into your soul, willing you to vote for Obama.
Bob’s Obama pumpkin is based on the Hope poster and looked really weird before the ears were carved.
The Traditional Halloween Pumpkins
These fun, playful ghosts were created by Katie, in the spirit of Halloween.
So, when I picked out this stencil, I didn’t think it would be that hard. Um, yeah, it sucked but I’m glad it looks like the grim reaper because I sure had to improvise.
The Odd Pumpkin
Steve and Colleen carved this adorable rabbit but it didn’t fit in with any of the three categories listed above so it’s all alone. Steve was too good for stencils and thought it was cheating, so he and Colleen drew the rabbit straight on to the pumpkin. It looks like it’s ready to breathe fire at us.