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Pope Francis watermelon carving makes the local TV news.

I’m so impressed that customer/student Jannet Michael’s first watermelon portrait got local TV news coverage in Reading Pennsylvania. Her Pope Francis watermelon carving was her very first watermelon portrait after watching and learning from my Portrait Course. She did a fantastic job.

Pope Francis Watermelon Carving is One of a Rind

Pope watemelon carving by Jannet Michael

Jannet Micheal with her Pope Francis watermelon carving.

Hi Nita,
After taking your portrait carving class, my first effort made it to local TV. Here’s the link that you might enjoy,

After receiving Jannet’s email and photos, I wrote back to tell her what phenomenal job she had done for her very first carved portrait. I asked how the her local news discovered her and her watermelon carving of the Pope. Here’s her response.

Thanks Nita. Yeah, I had it posted on my Facebook and one of my FB friend was really impressed and said  she felt a chill when she saw my carved watermelon pope Portrait.So, she told me that she is going to call the local newspaper and before you know it the local TV called me also for interview. It was ” West Lawn woman’s Pope Francis carving is one of a rind ” in the local newspaper Reporter’s Notebook headline.

You can see the how closely Jannet’s watermelon portrait resembles the Pope as seen in the photo below.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis greets the crowd

Pope Francis watermelon carving

Here is a closer look at Jannet’s Pope Francis watermelon carving.

Jannet did a great job of applying what she learned in my Portrait Course! I thought that her watermelon portraits might inspire you to carve images or your friends, family or celebrities for your next event. If you want to carve faces onto watermelons (or pumpkins), you’ll love my Portrait Carving Course that you can get in my Online Shop.

watermelon carving of the Virgin Mary

This Virgin Mary watermelon carving was also created by Jannet

A big thank you goes out to Jannet for sharing her Pope watermelon carving and her story with us.

Happy Carving!

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7 Responses to Pope Francis watermelon carving makes the local TV news.

  1. Carl Franklin Jones February 23, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

    That’s is so awesome and a testament to your videos!

    • Jannet Michael February 24, 2016 at 7:02 pm #

      Thank you Carl…

  2. Janette February 23, 2016 at 3:19 pm #

    Great job Jannet!! Keep it up!

    • Jannet Michael February 24, 2016 at 7:03 pm #

      Thanks Janette

  3. Neil Morang March 12, 2016 at 12:12 am #

    The image was posted on Twitter, like that of a watermelon carving of Francis courtesy of a chef from the Bicol region.

    • Nita Gill March 12, 2016 at 8:13 am #

      I guess Janet is not the only person to have carved Pope Francis’ likeness onto a watermelon.

  4. Ric Testani July 26, 2017 at 9:31 pm #

    She nailed it right on. Awesome work.

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