I recently appeared on the San Diego Living TV show on San Diego’s XETV. It was rather a last minute kind of thing. I got in invitation on Friday to appear on Monday morning. So I carved a few pumpkins over the weekend. In this article, you can get a closer look at the pumpkins I carved as well as a peek behind the scenes in the XETV studio. Here is the segment.
Nita’s Appearance on San Diego Living TV Show for Halloween
Here is a better look at the pumpkins that I carved for the show as well as a quick look behind the scenes.
One was a pumpkin portrait of the host, Courtney Dwyer. I had the producer who invited me send me a high resolution photo of the host that I would be with on the day of the TV show. Courtney was not expecting the pumpkin with her image and when she saw it she exclaimed that it looked just like her.
It you want to learn how to carve recognizable pumpkin portraits of your loved ones or customers, I show you exactly how, step-by-step in my Pumpkin Carving Portrait Course. It’s fun to carve portraits on pumpkins and watermelons any time of year for wedding, birthdays, anniversaries and more.
Another pumpkin I carved had the San Diego Living logo with a Halloween motif. If you want to carve words and graphics patterns on watermelons, then you will love my video lessons, Carving Letters and Words where I teach how. Plus, our Pattern Transfer Paper and our Pattern Transfer Fabric makes carving faster, easier and more precise. You can get both the paper and fabric in our Pattern Transfer Sampler.
I offer a very similar Halloween pattern in my set of Holiday Carving Patterns for Pumpkins and Watermelons. It says ‘Happy Halloween’ instead of ‘San Diego Living’. You’ll find it in my online shop. This is a digital product, so when you order, you will receive it via email within a few minutes and you can get started right away.
I carved the portrait of me giving a kiss because it’s a fast and easy one to carve. I also teach how do make simple 2 toned portraits like this in my Pumpkin Carving Portrait Course.
Sneak Peeks Behind the Scenes at San Diego Living TV Show
If you’ve never been on the inside of a TV studio, you might find the following 2 videos interesting. A lot is going on behind the camera at any one time during this live show. While the host is shooting some of the show other guests are getting ready in one or more of the many areas of the studio, camera men and producers are on the set, and sometimes guests, like my husband are also hanging out behind the scenes. Take a look at this 2 very short videos I shot with my phone while there.
After my segment was over, we hung around because they wanted to shoot my pumpkins for the rest of the week’s shows at the end of the show. So I shot a little video to share with you.
You might wonder how I can get away with talking like this during shooting. Actually I wasn’t. I added my voice over after the fact. You have to be quiet while the cameras are rolling.
I am certainly not the only fruit carver to get a spot on TV. Several of my students have also appeared on local news and a Food Network show. When you learn how to carve fruits and veggies, you might get on TV, too.
If you want to see my 4th of July appearance on the live San Diego Living TV show it’s on another of my blog posts.