The Happy Couple and the Sand Castle

The Happy Couple and the Sand Castle

I have worked for many private clients over the years. I can tell you honestly,  that few clients have left as big of an impression on me as the families of Jim and Beverly.  It all started  a  few months back with an unassuming call from Marie, the sister of the groom. We talked for several minutes about what she …

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Sand Sculpting Ethics 101

Sand Sculpting Ethics 101

When I was first introduced to the world of professional sand sculpting, I marveled at the level of comradery and cooperation I witnessed. There is a wonderful vibe that surrounds you when in the company of such talented artists. For years I believed that the sand sculpting business was somehow immune to the trappings of …

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Roaring Reinvention: How a Grandmother Started a Motorcycle Shop

Roaring Reinvention: How a Grandmother Started a Motorcycle Shop

A Florida woman is sharing her passion with other adventure-seekers.  By Vivian Wagner  Originally published in Entrepreneur.com April 29, 2011 For Kathy Tolleson, motorcycles are an empowering symbol of freedom and adventure. “I’ve always loved motorcycles, from the time I was a little girl,” says Tolleson, a quick-talking and agile woman who grew up riding …

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Osama Bin Ladin burial at sea… sort of.

Osama Bin Ladin burial at sea… sort of.

Any one familiar with this series of banana sculptures knows very well that things don’t end well for  OBannna Bin Ladin. After a violent and I imagine quite painful demise, I predict that his final resting place will involve water and a long journey to the sewer treatment plant! On a more serious point, I would like to …

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Sand Sculpting events past, present and future.

Sand Sculpting events past, present and future.

Sand sculpting exhibitions and events have been popular in the United States since the late 1800’s . Historical accounts, postcards and rare photos confirm that sand sculptures have been attracting huge crowds to business districts for well over a hundred years. Early artists, some commissioned by business owners, some working strictly for tips, created huge relief sculptures …

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Banana carving / Are you looking at me?

Banana carving / Are you looking at me?

  Aliens are real and they are hiding in my fruit, specifically my bananas. Ok, maybe that’s not true but boy are they fun to carve. This is the next in my series of quick carves.  I  never spend more than five to ten minutes on any particular banana carving.  The main reason is that it is a very …

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What is a sand sculpture worth?

What is a sand sculpture worth?

The value of a good sand sculpture can be a tricky thing to calculate. First of all I’m not talking about the sand castle you built on vacation with your kids. I’m referring to that sculpture you just spent three days creating for that major hotel chain. Perhaps you are relatively new to the professional sand …

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Watermelon carving | Flower

Watermelon carving | Flower

You may be familiar with pumpkin carving, but have you ever heard of watermelon carving? The art of ornate fruit carving has been featured on Martha Stewart, Youtube and even the  Food Network.   Unlike pumpkins, small personal watermelons are available in most grocery stores year round. If you like carving pumpkins and are looking for some practice or …

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Banana Sculpting The Easter Bunana

Banana Sculpting The Easter Bunana

Happy Easter everybody! I just wanted to share the tale of the Easter Bunana with you all. I hope you enjoy!     Share on Facebook

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So you want to be a professional sand sculptor

So you want to be a professional sand sculptor

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked, ” So what’s your real job?”  I can tell you that it is very rewarding to be able look them in the eye with a completely straight face and say, ” You’re looking at it!”  Becoming  a professional sand sculptor was something that actually found me, …

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