Spent a lovely day with Miguel and John from Global BC TV. Super nice guys. Clive had a prepared a Triceratops watermelon carving for their interview. Here’s the final result! We are also preparing a “How To” video on our Youtube Channel. Just type in Clive Cooper Carvings when in Youtube and you’ll see it soon!
What constitutes going “viral” on the web exactly? I don’t know, but I’ve found websites with 500,000 views, Trend Hunting sites including our images, Facebook pages with 15,000 plus “likes” 42 Google web pages (at least, and growing) featuring Clive’s recent Alligator Watermelon Carving (or as some prefer, Crocodile Watermelon Carving). With online newspapers using this image, the Food Network about to publish a blog, Wenn News Agency, Rock 101, Lite FM, VR-Zone on Facebook, the list goes on and on …
It is a great carving, but then Clive has loads of fantastic, extreme watermelon and pumpkin carvings to be proud of. Click on the alligator picture below to see even more!
Feel free to use our pictures on you websites, as long as you give credit where it’s due,
and include a clickable link to: www.sparksflydesign.com
Clive also was featured on the Weather Network several times on October 30th and 31st. Oga Nwobosi of the Weather Network had called us and send Camera man, Caaleb Trott to our house to film the segment.
Clive carves a “Demon Pumpkin” on October 16th. Love the horns and ears! On the 18th, Dickson Tong, a reporter from the Ming Pao Daily News interviewed Clive – so you’ll see an article and some of his carvings in their paper on October 21st. It will be a full page spread.
Click on the image below for more pics!
Have been having so much fun working with some of my freelance clients. One in particular – is very ahead of their time, at least for an insurance company! Here is my most recent web banner on behalf of Can-Sure Underwriting. You’ll find more of the work I’ve performed for them on their website. Just click on the image below.
Cameraman – Brian Wilson, Associate Producer -Debra Walley, Host – Dawn Chubai & Clive Cooper
“Breakfast TV Spot featuring Clive Carving a Pumpkin”
If you missed the telly this morning, City TV will have the video online shortly:
City TV (Breakfast Television) is arriving next week to film Clive in action! You’ll see from our website that he’s already been bashing out a few pumpkins this season! Here’s one that I personally love, “The Executioner” carved from about a 50lb Atlantic Giant Pumpkin. Awesome.
Seems like Clive’s watermelons really are a huge hit! He just signed on with Caters News Agency in the UK June 27th and already his carvings featured in the many online papers and magazines listed below (at least that I could find, might be more). Some were actually published in print (i.e. Metro News UK).
June 28th – July 10
BBC World News
The Daily Mail
One Page News UK
Local UK News
Top News Today
United Kingdom News Summary
Reb Online. Net
Global Associated News
Big 5 and SZNews
BBS Tao Bao
Sina Slide News
Social News QQXXS
Photo Worker CN
The Ottawa Times
Tieba Baidu News (Caters photos Ziling.com)
Build this look (WordPress or part of Karmaloop?)
Business Balla (I4U news, referencing UK Sun paper?)
SiloBreaker (referencing Online Daily News UK)
Rich News (Vietnam)
Katerini News (Greece?)
Aroma Perfume (Online Mag?)
Youth CN News
I think that the people at Incredible things, Cheezburger, Go Carving and Deviant Art and Nerdcore also deserve a little recognition and praise for recognizing his carvings and spreading the word! And you’ll even find lots of Clive’s pics on Pinterest!
Just had to feature one of my sister Janine’s lovely pencil drawings. It is of a Japanese Geisha sculpture in my garden. Jan has included a crane on the collar of the kimono as this picture is being presented at an artshow for the launch of Annette LeBox’s new book a Circle of Cranes.
Click on the picture below to enter our fine art page.
Greek Caryatids, painted by Sharon using Istock photo as reference. Hey, I can’t afford to go to Greece right now.
This has to be one of my favorite watermelon carvings Clive has done. I think it’s really whimsical. How many Samurai Warrior watermelons have you seen lately? Click on the photo to enter the Watermelon Carving gallery and check out his pumpkin carvings while you are on the site as well.