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Norman Rockwell painting carved by Oliver Tanner

Watermelon Lanterns – Create Elegant Atmosphere for Parties

When you are planning to throw a party and want do decorate with something beautiful and unexpected, consider making some carved watermelon lanterns. When lit from inside in low light condition, they’ll add a mysterious aura of beauty and elegance to your event. Look over this whole article to see the most amazing example of […]

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one of Iris De La Cruz' princess watermelon carvings-

7 Princess Watermelon Carvings

Princess watermelon Carvings are a fun, unexpected and healthy way to make a “cake” for girl’s birthdays. Especially during summer when watermelons are plentiful. You can use this ideas to surprise and delight your birthday girl. A while back I published a blog post with an idea for making Princess watermelon carvings using a Barbie […]

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watermelon portrait by Diep Tran

Carved Watermelon Portraits by Students

Here are a couple of photos of carved watermelon portraits that were recently sent to me by students of my Portrait Carving Course. You’ll see many carved portraits throughout my blog. Our recently previous article shows how one customer/student carved a guest of honor’s face into a dozen watermelons. Hi Nita, This is my first trial of […]

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Rosemary Skewered Mozzarella Appetizers

Eye-Catching and Delicious Here’s an eye-catching and mouthwatering appetizer that my friend, Linda, made for a casual afternoon birthday party for our FitTap teacher at her home. It’s so pretty, simple and delicious that I had to share it here with you. How To Make Linda marinated cubes of mozzarella is a mixture of olive […]

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Ric's Versace watermelon carving

Versace Watermelon Carvings for upcoming TV series

One of my customers, Ric Testani, who is a professional fruit carver had the opportunity to make some Versace watermelon carvings for the upcoming FX Limited Series, ‘Versace: American Crime Story’. The series, which co-stars Ricky Martin, was filming in the Versace mansion in South Beach, Florida.  They producers wanted watermelons carved with the Versace logo […]

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Easter lily watermelon carving

Easter Melon Carvings

Take a look at several beautiful Easter melon carvings that were made by a student and blog reader. These may give you some ideas for your next Easter carvings that will delight your friends and family. Isn’t this Easter lily melon bowl beautiful? It was created by Rose Flores who is a past student of my lessons. She […]

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Caitlyn Jenner at the ESPYs

Decorating with Donuts at the ESPY awards

Have you ever seen donuts used as decorations? I never had until I attended the ESPY Awards. The ESPY Awards are put on by ESPN. Since I’m not a big team sports follower, I’m sure that a lot of famous sports celebrities escaped my notice. But I did see some athletes, actors, dancers, news casters, and […]

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