"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
J is for Jack O'Lantern
Now, I know this isn't the right time of year for Jack O'Lanterns but Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year. I also figured that after the ire inspiring nature of my last post we could all use something light and fun. Like most of y'all out there, I started out carving boring nice, normal Jack O'Lanterns like that cartoon to the left. And then, one Halloween quite a number of years ago, I stumbled across a miraculous thing in the grocery store. It was a pumpkin carving kit and, for less than $8, I too could create intricate, amazing Jack O'Lanterns. I started with some of the simpler patterns but I've gotten more daring every year. Last year was the most spectacular year yet. Here are a few of my Jack O'Lanterns from the previous few Halloweens...
Puss 'n Boots from Shrek
I want to try something like this for Halloween 2011 if I am brave enough.