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

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!

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


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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