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Incredible Crayon Carving by Hoang Tran

While browsing the internet for unique forms of artistic carvings, I came across Hoang Tran’s spectacular crayon carving. This talented California artist uses dental tools to carefully carve a variety of pop culture icons into the crayons, which he then sells on his Etsy page from $15 to $125. Tran’s carvings include Star Wars characters, animals […]

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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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ice lanterns in Harbin Ice Festival

Stunning Snow and Ice Sculptures in Harbin

For two months every winter in Northeast China, a magical fairy tale ice world exists during the Harbin International Snow and Ice Sculptures Festival. There are miles and miles of majestic snow and ice sculptures that are often inspired by Chinese fairy tales and well-known worldwide landmarks, Now recognized as the worlds largest ice festival, it’s truly is […]

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Bessie the hay bale cow

Incredible Hay Bale Sculptures

Have you ever seen hay bale sculptures before? For those of you in rural agricultural areas, they may be nothing new. But for me, these area something new I have not seen before. Cindy Rozich, a student of many of my lessons, brought this fun art to my attention when she sent me some of […]

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Scott Wade Mona Lisa Dirty Car Art

Dirty Car Art

You may wonder what Dirty Car Art has to do with fruit and vegetable carving and the answer is, well, not much. But we love all forms of art (sugar art, latte art and more) and the dirty car art by Scott Wade is definitely an impressive form of art. Scott lives down a 1.5-mile-long […]

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snow sculpture breckenridge team

Breckenridge International Snow Sculpture Championships

For 24 years, Breckenridge, Colorado has been the home of the Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championships. Held January 21-February 4, this event draws snow sculpting teams from around the world as well as many visitors who simply want to view their impressive work. This year featured 16 four-person teams from Catalunya (Spain), Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, […]

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Summer Sand Sculptures Castle

Sand Sculptures | Fun in the Sun

In the spirit of celebrating summer, I thought you might enjoy some photos of amazing sand sculptures. Playing in the sand is such a classic summer activity and makes for great family fun. And just like fruit carving, sand carving is a wonderful artistic and creative outlet. Isn’t it a satisfying feeling to make a beautiful […]

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