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What’s in *Your* Pumpkin?

By Nate | October 31, 2007

Winning 2007 jack o' lantern with Teddy Bear emerging from mouthNo surprises that there are a lot of talented folks at Vermont Teddy Bear, and they apply their creativity across multiple media. Today’s example: the humble pumpkin.

This week Jess Proctor organized a jack o’ lantern contest to benefit United Way of Chittenden County (part of weeklong fundraising festivities, see Monday’s contest), and it was a shining moment for some of our budding pumpkin artists. There was the hearty skull pirate, the scary mixed-media demon, the very timely Boston Red Sox logo, even the anti-jack o’ lantern devoid of any visible carvings (but, uh…filled with true zen pumpkin essence?).

And then, there was…”Bear Soul.” Where to begin? Was it because it was an actual work of sculpture? Was it because it featured a Teddy Bear? Was it because that Teddy Bear was emerging out of the gaping mouth of the pumpkin’s face in a manner appropriate for Halloween, cute but…disturbing?

For any of these reasons or more, it was pretty clear that Pete Roesler’s “Bear Soul” was in a different league. Small wonder that it won the contest, pulling in 75% of the vote.

Here’s a Halloween cheer for all the contestants and especially for Pete for demonstrating that Being Bear is truly inspiring legends and myths.

Here’s the rest of the field:

Vermont Teddy Bear jack-o-lantern with skull pirate

Boston Red Sox jack o' lantern at Vermont Teddy Bear

Scary demon jack o' lantern at Vermont Teddy Bear

Anti-jack o' lantern at Vermont Teddy Bear

Topics: Special Occasions, VTB Factory | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “What’s in *Your* Pumpkin?”

  1. Brad Says:
    November 4th, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    The “mixed media” pumpkin is actually my pumpkin modeled after the logo for Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale.

    It was drawn freehand and not perfect as I have never carved a pumpkin on my own.

  2. Nate Says:
    November 5th, 2007 at 10:37 am

    Great job Brad! Here’s looking forward to your next work of art.

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