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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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Fresh fruit cake and fruit bouquet, was created by customer/student Hannah Perryman

Fresh Fruit Cake

The idea for fresh fruit cake that I introduced several years ago has been super popular. Every time I post photos of fresh watermelon cakes adorned with other fresh fruits, I receive even more photos from my customer/students and blog readers. I recently published some photos of Healthy Birthday Cakes and sure enough, I received […]

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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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butterfly fruit tray idea

Butterfly Tray Ideas

Butterflies are beautiful creatures in nature and they’re equally beautiful as a butterfly tray display of fruit, veggies, meats and cheeses. I wrote a blog about creating a butterfly tray a few years ago. Since then several readers have sent me photos. Here are several uses of butterfly trays. Go ahead and create your own […]

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