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Pumpkin Carving Pattern of Steve Jobs

Say what you will about Steve Jobs, but for me his story is inspiring.

Find Steve Jobs Pumpkin Pattern Here.

Steve Jobs Pumpkin Pattern

Pumpkin Carving Pattern of Steve Jobs

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

Wedding Watermelon Carving

What does a professional pumpkin carver and pattern designer create for his own daughter’s wedding?

If you are thinking of something exotic and complex, well, you’d probably be right for most pumpkin carvers. In my case, it was actually quite simple. All she wanted was a butterfly.

In the end, I was grateful for the simple request. With all the other things going the day before (and day of) the wedding, carving a complex watermelon would only have been more stressful (though I would have happily obliged).

butterfly watermelon carving

watermelon carving of butterfly

You can download this watermelon carving pattern here (you will have to scroll all the way down), under my special occasion patterns.

Posted on 16 October '11 by , under Uncategorized. 3 Comments.

Pumpkin Carving Patterns of People, Creating Pumpkin Patterns

Pumpkin Carving Patterns of People, Creating Pumpkin Patterns (more…)

Posted on 7 October '11 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

Pumpkin Carvings 2010

It’s October 2011 and I’m just now posting my pumpkin carvings from Pumpkin Walk for 2010.

Prince John & Sir Hiss Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Walk 2010 Pumpkin Carvings

Yea. I’m a little late.

It’s been a busy year (as always), but hey, the patterns are finally up for public view.

Check out Pumpkin Walk 2010 Pumpkin Carvings.

Posted on 2 October '11 by , under Uncategorized. No Comments.

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.