Unlike many people I know, when I was a kid, I never carved a Jack O’Lantern for Halloween. I got dressed up and went trick or treating, but the pumpkin thing just didn’t happen in my family.
So now I’m making up for lost time and have carved three pumpkins this year. I wish I could say I made the one pictured above, but it was actually my friend Jeff. Here’s mine, which was much less ambitious, but still really hard. Cutting a “b” and an “8” in a pumpkin is no small feat! (It says “Obama 08” if you can’t tell. Sorry, the photo’s dark.)
Barack O’Lantern stencils are available through Yes We Carve. The photo gallery of Barack O’Lanterns from across the country is really cool.
Here’s a purely non-partisan pumpkin I carved (with help from my friend Kara) for folks who don’t like to mix politics with their squash. Happy Halloween!