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

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