Gangster Themed Wedding
Wedding Watermelon With Cupids And Hearts
Wedding Fruit Display With Heart Candle Light
Fruit platter and watermelon carving arrangement with golden pumpkin rings for an open-air wedding reception.
|pumpkin vessel with berries|
Books and fruit carving tutorials:
I just love small pumpkins. My mom cultivates different types of pumpkins at her garden for carving purpose. I like to use the 'babies' for fall crafting, see Pumpkin Ghosts and Pumpkin Snowmen; and skills practice.
This time a little pumpkin has been turned into a lantern with the unusual carving design. Which one do you like a lantern with a white center or the one with a carrot insert?
|Pumpkin lantern with a carrot insert|
|the same lantern with a candle inside|
Pumpkin Lanterns Party Here!.
Carve a lantern out of a pumpkin and take an interesting photo of it. Send the photo to my e-mal: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and country. Let's share your passion of carving art.
Chicago Gangster theme wedding, August 2014
The event was decorated with two fruit displays.
The first photo is a large fruit platter with a beautiful arc of fruits and flowers carved out of vegetables. A watermelon has a gangster couple image carved in it's skin.
The second fruit display went to a head table and it was a fruit basket. To add a gangster detail I carved bullet holes in the watermelon and set Ace four of a kind on top. The playing cards are carved of red apple and egg plant.
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|Gangster theme fruit basket for a head table decoration|
This project was staged at a sea beach at the end of August.
Together with my artistic friend Marina I carved few pumpkin lights to take beautiful photos at a natural landscape. I love the idea to bring together two elements of Water and Fire. It was a magical performance. We have got amazing pictures of waves rolling onto the lights, some of them kept burning in water. Just fascinating.
Let's do Pumpkin Lights Party!
Send me a photo of your latest light carved out of a pumpkin or a squash to my email email@example.com with "Pumpkin Lights Party" in the message title. Provide your name and country you are from. I will post your craft in my blog.
Share you passion of carving art.
Let us be as sea-lights burning in the night
In this blog post I continue the story of a unique Ikebana Event held in Yuzhno City, Sakhalin island (my homeland) in August 2014.
The Ikebana Event was brighten up with a live show given by the five teachers from Hokkaido, Japan. Nobody of us expected that, instead of vases, the masters took Russian samovars to make the Ikebana arrangements in. It was really surprising. We all were taken up by the show awaiting the complete piece of art.
One of the teachers commented that making greenery arrangement in the samovar was a challenging task because of the shape and inner surface of the pot. The teachers loved the idea so much and they could not resist it. There was a message of friendship and strong relationship between our islands.
See the pictures of the Show below, click it for a bigger size.
I also like to add that the Event of the culture exchange was organized by Sakhalin government. The Show was held in Santa Resort Hotel, which recently became a residence of a local Ikebana community. The hotel supports the floristic activity and provides space for open air installations.
All classes and the Show were free with no entrance fee.
|at the hotel holl|
|masters at work|
|Russian samovar instead of a vase|
|a completed arrangement|
|I like the color and the flowers combination in this arrangement|
|It is going to be a big installation|
|thank you for watching ))|
Read a story about my family samovar
Learn more about my Ikebana activity
In August the Sakhalin Ikebana community got together to learn the Japanese art from leading teachers of five famous Ikebana schools. There was a week event with every day study held in Checkov Art Museum and a beautiful Ikebana Show.
At the classes we were explained the difference between the schools, rules and the main lines of each Ikebana arrangement. Each student's work was carefully checked by the teacher. The study was a positive experience.
The event was organized by a local government, the classes were absolutely free for us.
Read on Ikebana Show: Japanese Art In A Russian Samovar
|preparing a working place|
|a teacher explains the main lines of the arrangement|
|a teacher checks a student's work|
|ladies at discuss|
|a certificate with the teachers signs|
|with the teachers|