Archive for April, 2011

Watermelon Carving Preserving

Watermelon Carving Preserving

On page 7 of my book, You Too Can Create STUNNING Watermelon Carvings, I talk about the nature of “Temporary Art”:

My object in creating a beautifully carved watermelon is to create a special memorable moment. I like it when people not only enjoy my art, but remember it for a long time.

One great thing about ephemeral art (that means art that is shortlived or fleeting), is that it supports living in harmony with nature. Seasons change, leaves turn color, flowers bloom and wither. Life is always in a state of transition. Like Japanese sand and rock gardens, sand painting, ice sculpting, or sidewalk paintings, the art is on display only for a fleeting moment in time.

On a more practical note, watermelons are biodegradable. You don’t have to store them in your closet all year only to bring them out once for a short holiday season. It’s sort of like disposable dishes. When you’re done with them, you just throw them away.

With all that in mind, you will still want to make your carved watermelon last as long as you can. Even though you know it’s temporary, in this video I show tips on how preserve and make your watermelon carving last.

Posted on 23 April '11 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

Watermelon Carvings – How to Display & Light

Watermelon Carvings

What good are your watermelon carvings if they don’t get appreciated? In this video learn tips on how to display and light your carved watermelon masterpiece.

In previous videos we have discussed:

Now discover how to make your watermelon carving really shine.

Posted on 21 April '11 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

Carving Watermelon – How to Carve a Watermelon

Carving Watermelon

Are you ready to start carving? This is the fun part, now we actually get to start carving watermelon. Up to this point we have selected our melon, cleaned it out, transferred the pattern… all the boring stuff. Now we finally get to carve our watermelon using the sculpting method.

So far we have discussed:

What tools to use and how to “score” your watermelon carving design
In this video Jay explains why he scores before carving and demonstrates sculpting the watermelon pattern design.

Posted on 20 April '11 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

Carve a Watermelon – Tools & “Scoring”

Carve a watermelon for a centerpiece display. Visit and learn to make masterpieces from watermelons. In this video Jay shows the tools he uses to carve a watermelon. (more…)

Posted on 3 April '11 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

Carve Watermelon – How to Transfer Watermelon Patterns

Carve watermelon using patterns: shows how to make masterpieces from watermelons. This video shows how to transfer the pattern to the watermelon for carving. (more…)

Posted on 1 April '11 by , under Uncategorized. 1 Comment.