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Bad berries Strawberry carving

Bad berries Strawberry carving

Occasionally, I get carried away when it comes to carving new forms of ephemeral art. This day was no exception. I still have no idea if there will ever be a demand for this type of art but I said the same thing 20 years ago when I started sculpting with snow. So here it is, my first attempt at strawberry carving. This piece was completed in about 5 minutes. He looks a little grumpy but I can assure  you he was very sweet!

strawberry carving

 

bad berry strawberry carving

 

carving strawberries

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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 delicate medium that can turn to mush very quickly. If you have ever carved any type of fruit and never thought of a banana this way, give it a try. It is art you can eat! Enjoy!

Alien Banana

 

banana twins

 

banana_yum

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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 just want to try another medium, pick up a few of these on your next trip to the market.

 The story of fruit and vegetable carving begins about 700 years ago in Sukothai, the capital of the Tai people, in what is now the north of central Thailand. Sukothai was the capital of the region from 1240 – 1350. In preparation for one of their major festivals, Loi Kratong, one of the King’s servants, called Nang Noppamart, tried to think how she could make her Kratong more beautiful, in order to please the king. She took a flower and used it as a pattern to carve from. She then carved a bird and set it with its head pointing towards the flower. Loi Kratong is still celebrated today and Sukothai is one of the best places in Thailand to experience it.

 After the revolution in 1932 fruit and vegetable carving became less popular. Those worried about the art disappearing set up a course to train people to teach the art to everyone in Thailand. Today it is taught from the age of 11 in primary schools through secondary school and on to university where it is an optional subject. The art is now being passed to foreign people and is being practised around the world. It is particularly popular with chefs who use it to improve the presentation of their food.

Watermelon carving

 

Glowing watermelon

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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!

Bunana Hopping
The Easter Bunana hops and hops.

 

Hungry
I'm starting to get hungry
Bunana Smoothy
I know an Easter Bunana smoothy!

 

Nervous Banana
Don't worry, it will all be over soon.
Yummy
Yummy, Happy Easter everyone!
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