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Gorilla carved pumpkin by Gabriel Vinas

Pumpkin Carving Competition Seeks Experts and Amateurs – $7900 in Cash Prizes

The Jack Hanna Pumpkin Competition returns to the Columbus Zoo in Ohio. It takes place on September 26 and 27, 2015. The annual event brings amateur, professional and master carvers together to create spectacular pumpkin carvings. The competition is currently accepting applications for the amateur and professional levels. I’m excited to announce that I will […]

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Cristina Ferrare and Nita Gill

Nita Gill on Home and Family TV Show

It was a fun experience. The show’s hosts, Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare (the beautiful super model from the 70s and 80s), made me feel comfortable. My producer Jessica Robertson did a great job of taking care of the details. They’ve asked me to come back again to show some pumpkin carving. I loved that […]

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carved purple onion flower

Onion Flower Video Lesson

Here is a free lesson showing how to carve an elegant onion flower from purple onions. Of course the same carving techniques can be used to carve flowers from white and yellow onions, too. These can be used as garnishes on large serving platters or an part of an elegant centerpiece. Onion Flower Lesson Part […]

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carved watermelon poinsettia

Poinsettia Day

Did you know that poinsettias are the best selling potted plant in the United States and Canada? December 12 is National Poinsettia Day. Yesterday a representative of Dole called me to ask to use my photos of watermelons carved like poinsettias in honor of National Poinsettia Day. I’m certainly aware of the popularity of poinsettias […]

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