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

Angry Birds, the Movie or the Watermelon?

And just in time for the Angry Birds the movie, here is "Big Red" carved in watermelon (gotta' love the little carrot feet)!  Clive felt it was time to do sculpt one for the kids -  Angry Birds Watermelon! Angry Birds Watermelon    

Triceratops Watermelon Carving on Global BC TV

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!
Triceratops Watermelon Carving

Triceratops Watermelon Carving

Alligator Watermelon Carving Goes Viral!

Clive's recent alligator watermelon carving continues to spread across the web and social media sites.  In my last blog, I think I mentioned that we created a very quick video on how it was carved, since we were getting so many questions regarding that.  Global BC TV is supposedly coming to film him this Monday, so will be sure to keep you updated on that too!

Here's the link and below that, the carving that started it all off!   Go to Youtube and type in:  Clive Cooper Carvings You are welcome to use our images and video on your site, as long as you provide a "clickable link" to: www.sparksflydesign.com You are welcome to use our images and video on your site, as long as you provide a "clickable link" to: www.sparksflydesign.com Read more

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                      

Alligator Watermelon Carving Goes Viral?

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

Alligator Watermelon Carving

Alligator Watermelon Carving by www.sparksflydesign.com

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

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