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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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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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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Pumpkins

Pumpkin Heads for President

Of the Presidential pumpkins shown here, which pumpkin head do you like better? Hillary Pumpkin or Donald Trumpkin? We’ve got a couple of scary choices. Feel free to comment in the comments section below. What more can I say? Want to Carve Recognizable Pumpkin Portraits? You can carve pumpkin heads like these. It’s easier than you […]

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Cheshire Cat carved from diakon radish

Alice in Wonderland Theme for Tim Tebow “Night To Shine” Prom

One of my customers, Deborah Cheeseman created a beautiful and creative Alice in Wonderland theme carving display for her local “Night to Shine ” Event at her Church. What is A Night to Shine? “A Night to Shine” is the name of a wonderful prom event for people with special needs. The Tim Tebow Foundation […]

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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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basket weave melon

Students Show Off Their First Basket Weave Melons

Don’t let the beautiful basket weave intimidate you! Although it looks intricate, it’s actually quite simple to carve if you follow the directions in my Basket Weave lesson. Several of my students who have already joined the online-only course,  shared photos of their carving success. If they can do it, so can you! The basket weave […]

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cheese-art-ric

Cheese Carving – Success on first try

We enjoy all forms of food art, including cheese carving. Ric Testani, a student of many of my fruit and vegetable carving lessons, recently shared a few photos of his first attempt at cheese carving. He used cheddar and provolone cheese to create a Bat Mitzvah-themed carving for his boss’ niece. I knew we had a large […]

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Saada's wedding fruit display

Fruit Carving Displays for Weddings

In this post, you are bound to get some great ideas for fruit carving displays for weddings. In my last blog post, I featured the wedding carving arrangements created by one of my student /customers Saada Al- Taie who has a fruit carving and decorating business in Oman. After gaining more experience than she had […]

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