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

Alligator Watermelon Carving

Seems there are a few Alligator Watermelon Carvings showing up on the web suddenly, but Clive’s was the first and I still think the best (though there are some good ones, I must admit).  This was featured last year in Ripley’s Eye-Popping Oddities book.  Make sure you share this one, it deserves to go viral! Best Watermelon Carving – ever!

Alligator Watermelon Watermarked

 

African Lion Pumpkin Carving by Clive Cooper

This African Lion Pumpkin Carving might just be Clive’s best sculpture to date.  Hard to see the scale here, but this must be at least an 80lb atlantic giant pumpkin he’s used.   Unfortunately, this lion met his demise. Nope, not in the Arena, but rather deteriorated overnight in our kitchen!  It’s uber cool!

 

African Lion Pumpkin Carving by Clive Cooper

Viral Alligator Images 2014?

Interest in Clive’s recent Alligator watermelon carving is growing like wildfire on the web I see.  Check out more of his images under the watermelon and pumpkin sections of the site.

**You are free to add images to your site or blog, but only if you credit them to Clive Cooper
and put our website link beside them:  www.sparksflydesign.com**

How to Carve a Watermelon Part II – Goes Viral!

Wow, Clive has certainly received more accolades and web hits for his watermelon carving of an alligator, than just about anything else he’s ever sculpted!

The Food Network will be featuring his designs on their website shortly, so keep an eye out for that:  www.foodnetwork.ca

Also, Wenn News agencies contacted us today about running a feature.  WENN provides new and traditional media worldwide with celebrity news and photos, representing numerous: newspapers, magazines, websites, blogs, book publishers, tv companies and many others  – in over 35 countries. Their subscribers and clients include some of the worlds biggest media names including: the BBC, Bloomberg, Microsoft, Yahoo, AOL, HBO and thousands more newspapers, magazines, TV, websites etc…. so that’s pretty exciting.

June 4, Rock 101FM has listed it on their website, and websites and bloggers world-wide it seems.  This one might just go viral!

He also recently carved the funny little character below, kind of a Google eyed froggie character I guess?  What do you think?

You are free to add images to your site, but kindly credit to Clive Cooper put a link to our site beside it of:  www.sparksflydesign.com

Google Eyed Froggie Watermelon

Google Eyed Froggie Watermelon

 

Alligator Watermelon Carving

Alligator Watermelon Carving

 

Demon Pumpkin and The Weather Network

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.

The Weather Network

Caaleb Trott from The Weather Network films Clive

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!

Demon Pumpkin

Pumpkin Demon

CIty TV Breakfast Television

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:

http://video.citytv.com/video/detail/1917950695001.000000/dawn-carves-pumpkins-with-clive-cooper/

Breakfast Television, CityTV – Pumpkin Carving

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.

"The Executioner" Pumpkin Carving

“The Executioner” Pumpkin Carving

 

 

Clive joins Caters News Agency

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
The Sun
One Page News UK
Local UK News
KarmaLoop
Milando Taid
Metro UK
Diario Digital
Reporter News
Carbonated.TV
I4U News
Updated News
Rotana Delta
Top News Today
United Kingdom News Summary
Reb Online. Net
Global Associated News
All Voices
RTL.be
China News
Tienphong Online
Merit Times
Hi News
Hi People.com
ZyNews
CRI Online
Ali213.net
Big 5  and SZNews
21CN
China Daily
News China
Wohuia
Baoannet
ND.China News
CGCCCP
BBS Tao Bao
17173
VideoBaoMihua
360
CQNews
Ahesh.com
ND.China
Roll Sohu
Sina Slide News
Sina Montreal
Tantra News?
Social News QQXXS
Photo Worker CN
KaleidoscopeIDVTW
The Ottawa Times
Asian WordPress?
Guangming Online
National Geographic
Heb News
Tieba Baidu News (Caters photos Ziling.com)
Arbuzu Maksla
PersianV.com
YYNews
GuncelMix
Haber7.com
Gazette Batman
Sondakika Haberleri
Miflu
Sigma Haber
Vuslathaber
Sazua
Build this look (WordPress or part of Karmaloop?)
Business Balla (I4U news, referencing UK Sun paper?)
SiloBreaker (referencing Online Daily News UK)
Orangina UK
UAPort Ukraine
Unbelievable News
Armenian News
Tambau 247
Rich News (Vietnam)
Katerini News (Greece?)
24News (Venezuela)
ZolalNews (Iran)
RWNaky Newsnetwork
Qanon 302.net
News Have8.com
Alwakeel News
Ledawy Net
Gerasa News
Almadenah News
Alareen News
LVMama
News Xinhaunet
NewsJSChina
Aksalser
Tert.am News
German China.org
Aroma Perfume (Online Mag?)
Youth CN News

And that’s not even counting the few 100 sites that have grabbed a photo from our site and linked his photos. Facebook and Twitter sites?  How many? Who knows?

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!

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


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