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                      

East Vancouver vegetable and fruit sculptor a master of his ghoulish craft – The Province

The Alligator Watermelon Carving trend, continues to grow.  We are receiving many hits today from Voice.fi (Voice Finland) and from the article featured in The Province newpaper (Sunday, June 15, 2014)!  Article was very well written, by reporter Sam Cooper (not related). Also, we were advised by a relation in England, that last week Clive's carvings were featured in The Sunday Times.  Not sure if it was in their online edition or not - if you find it, please send me the link. Go Clive! The Province (http://www.theprovince.com/life/East+Vancouver+vegetable+fruit+sculptor+master+ghoulish+craft/9940498/story.html)

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

 

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!

Vancouver Art

Just had to feature one of my sister Janine's lovely pencil drawings.  It is of a Japanese Geisha sculpture in my garden.  Jan has included a crane on the collar of the kimono as this picture is being presented at an artshow for the launch of  Annette LeBox's new book a Circle of Cranes. Click on the picture below to enter our fine art page.
Vancouver Art

Vancouver Art

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

Samurai Warrior Watermelon Carving

Latest addition to the watermelon carvings, is the "Samurai Warrior" watermelon. Samurai Warrior Watermelon Carving
Samurai Warrior Watermelon Carving

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