Pumpkin Carving, Watermelon Carving, Graphic Design in Vancouver – Sparksfly Design

Vancouver Art

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.
Vancouver Art

Vancouver Art

Watermelon Carving, Watermelon Carvings

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.
Watermelon Carving

Watermelon Carving

Clive Carves a Pumpkin for Jiggy TV

  Check out  Clive being interviewed by Jiggy TV Host, Julia Rhodes.  Julia and Domenico Cutrupi, Director/Producer/Video Supervisor, did a fantastic job of putting this pumpkin carving video together! http://youtu.be/t0l2XYMUOLY   And here's a nice photo of Domenico, Julia and Clive just before the filming began. JIggy TV Pumpkin
Domenico, Julia and Clive

And so it begins . . . Jiggy TV Halloween

Haven't come up with a title for this carving yet.  Any suggestions?  I can see Clive improving every time he carves and I think this extreme pumpkin creature is his most awesome yet. Clive created this carving for the folks at Jiggy TV.
Name that Pumpkin

Name that Pumpkin

Watermelon and Pumpkin Carvings

Let's do a quick recap of Clive's carving in the past year or so since we started the site - he's been on Global BC TV demonstrating his carving skills, at the Food & Sustenance Fair and carved with the big guys at Metrotown's Monster Pumpkin show, to name a few of my fave moments.  To keep his name out there on the web, seems we have to do a lot of this blah, blahing, so forgive us if we've repeated ourselves a blog or two.  Anyway, hope you enjoy the site! Here's Clive newest extreme watermelon carving entitled "Baboon Watermelon"
Watermelon Carving

Extreme Watermelon Carving

Watermelon Carving

Extreme Watermelons, Watermelons, Watermelon carving, Watermelon carvings, Watermelon Carvers?  Baboon Watermelon, Clive Cooper?  So many ways to search for Clive's wonderful, whimsical carvings.
Extreme Pumpkin and Watermelon Carving

Baboon Watermelon

Metrotown Monster Pumpkin Carving

Clive did his thing at Metrotown Mall today with fellow carvers Bruce Waugh, Craig Mutch, David Billings, Fred Dobbs and other professional carvers.  Being fairly new to the game, this is the first time he has ever carved such a large pumpkin (about 160lbs) and in such a short time.  This event was aired on CTV News late this evening, and imagine there's more footage yet to come - in time for Halloween, as there were plenty of news cameras focused on the carvers. Stay tuned! There seems to be a lot of media web activity surrounding this event as well. Here's what I've found so far: CTV BC News: http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca//gallery/html/bc_carving_contest_101030/photo_0.html Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtnIYJoCbTU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz8g9EIx9cg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIL8eM344T4 Vancouver Sun: http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Monster+pumpkin+carvings+showcased+Metro+Vancouver+exhibit/3753093/story.html Sandemon's on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vancouver-BC/Sandemons-Sand-Sculpture-Company/158581770376 The Province: http://www.theprovince.com/life/Send+your+pumpkin+photos/3729675/story.html And, in China, Xinhau News Agency: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/culture/2010-10/31/c_13584447.htm
Metrotown Monster Pumpkin Contest

Metrotown Carvers -Bruce Waugh, Clive Cooper and David Billings

Pumpkin Carving at the Roundhouse

Amongst other things, Clive will be demonstrating his amazing carving skills in October at the Roundhouse, at their annual "Sustenance Feasting on Art & Cultural  Festival."   For more information on this event, take a look at their downloadable program guide (page 12) at: http://www.roundhouse.ca/ And here's a 2009 example:
Pumpkin Carving - T-Rex or Dinosaur

Pumpkin Carving - T-Rex or Dinosaur

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