Each year, my wife and I try to have fun with our pumpkin designs. Last year, I cut a Super Mushroom design in my jack-o’-lantern. This past weekend, we went to a friend’s house, who is known for her painted pumpkins. After some serious thought, we went with an 8-bit style Raccoon Mario and Peach. Our friend graciously took our ideas, drew them, and instructed us how to paint them. Here is the final product, which make me very happy, especially since I am not an artist at all. But with her help, I actually pulled it off.