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

Clive Cooper Carvings – “Viral” Alligator Watermelon Carving Video?

Well, we’ve just started a Youtube Channel to feature Clive’s carvings – called Clive Cooper Carvings, naturally. Let’s see if his video goes viral like the image did!

Special thanks to our dear friend Domenico Cutrupi!

You can view the alligator watermelon carving video and more videos in the future at this link:

Clive Cooper Carvings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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


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, Watermelon Carving, Graphic Design in Vancouver – Sparksfly Design