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Ikebana Arrangement With Thai Spirit

>>  6/16/2015


thai ikebana show
Floral Ikebana arrangement with Thai spirit

Happy to share my floral arrangement made for the latest Ikebana show in Yuzhno city.

This arrangement is special to me because there is a story and a memory behind it. The arrangement is a complex of three different cultures as Japanese (Ikebana art), Thai (fruit carving and Thai lantern) and Russian (my personality and my mind). It is a mix of minds, it's a path I enjoy to walk now.

In this arrangement I've focused on the Thai component. Together with the carved apples I have used a Thai lantern with a Bodhi tree. I brought this lantern from Bangkok when I was on carving art study in Malisa school. In the arrangement, the lantern is a symbol of Thai, it is a temple of Thai. It is a temple of ART. More, we show our souls by arts.  I want visitors to feel this deep message.

More photographs from the show on Facebook. Don't miss guessgames on my Facebook page!

floral ikebana arrangement show

interview for ASTV

Our teacher and a head of Sakhalin Ikebana School Mrs.Alexandra Kudryashova came to Sakhalin from Sochi (where Alexandra-sensei is residing now) to make the show. Was so great to study and to work with our beloved teacher again.

together with teacher Alexandra Kudryashova and Ikebana group

Sakhalin Study Group of Sogetsu Ikebana School, signed by Akane Teshigahara

More beauty from the Show

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sogetsu ikebana sakhalin

floral and natural materials arrangements

ikebana floral arrangement show

alexandra kudryashova ikebana show 2015

sakhalin ikebana school


Fruit Art. Apple Panda Tutorial

>>  6/10/2015

Dear friends,

Hope you are enjoying the summer time and good things are coming your way this season.
As for me, I became a media person and time to time I am on TV and news timelines here and there with fruit carving, ikebana and even more activities :)

I remember about my blog activity too. So a new short PDF  tutorial is ready to be downloaded.
"Fruit Art. Panda" tutorial is a lesson from the complete guide "Cute Fruit Sculptures For Children".

The panda sculpture is made with red apples and some grapes using an orange knife. Though it requires some knife skills it is OK for beginners to start with and to do a wow-effect.

Fruit Art. Panda

Tutorial for cute fruit sculpting

Instant PDF Download
DIY Baby Shower fruit decoration
20 pages with more than 50 photos of step-by-step direction and extra 20 photos of fruit displays with using the cute sculptures.


Hawaiian Themed Installation

>>  4/28/2015

fruit tower hawaiian theme
Hawaiian mask carved of pumpkin
This Hawaiian themed installation was presented to the public at "Sakhalin Artisans" exhibition held at the biggest trading center in my city on 25th of April, 2015.
This installation is a new project of me and my friend and painter Marina. We combined painting and fruit displays to deliver a feeling of the exotic place.
The masterpieces on the photos:
The fruit tower with a Hawaiian mask carved out of pumpkin and flowers carved of daikon.
A sculpture of parrot carved out of daikon and flowers of vegetables.
A painting of a beach.
hawaiian fruit carving
Painting and fruit carving displays

hawaiian flowers carving

How we spent our day

fruit carving hawaiian party

What has inspired us

animals hawaii

Our guests

hawaiian decoration with fruits and vegetables
Workshop zone
how to learn carving art

More projects of us:

Four Seasons. Exhibition at The Sakhalin Art Museum
Pumpkin Lanterns At The Beach



Easter Fruit Carving and Eggs Dyeing, 2015

>>  4/09/2015

easter garnish
Chicks and Mickey Mouse Easter eggs
How was your Easter party?

Here in Russia Easter is celebrated on the 12 of April, 2015.
Last weekend we had a class on making Easter garnishes. At the class I taught how to carve spring flowers out of vegetables and how to make Easter bunny with fruits.

We arranged some branches in a vase and decorated them with soap carving eggs, paper eggs and mini plants in the egg's shell.

On the photos you see my ideas of eggs dyeing. They were fun to do with kids. I liked the chicks and the kids liked to do the Minions ))

minion egg dyeing
Minion eggs dyeing

Watch the video taken at our Easter class:

easter bunny fruit crafts
Easter bunnies carved of fruits

Tutorial on fruit sculpting:
Cute Fruit Sculptures For Children

Step by step tutorial on carving fruit sculptures for children's party.
This is a collection of the best sculptures I have carved for Baby Showers and kid's parties.

Fruit Sculptures: New Ideas (2014)

A pdf album with new ideas of fruit displays made for children. The photos from the file have never been posted in the blog.
The photos have brief descriptions and lists of the materials used.


Fruit Basket With Melon And Fruit Flowers

>>  4/02/2015

New fruit basket with a watermelon, melon carving and fruit flowers. A pumpkin bird on the top.

Today's tags:

apple carving
melon carving
watermelon carving
frut basket
fruit flowers
fruit carving art


Fruit Sculptures: New Ideas 2014. PDF Download

>>  3/20/2015

Photo album with new ideas for cute fruit sculptures and Baby Shower's fruit platters made in 2014.

The album is a downloadable PDF file with large photographs of fruit sculptures of animals and popular movie characters, made by me in 2014 to decorate Baby Shower's buffets and children's birthdays. They are Gummi Bears, Giraffe, Teddy Bear, Minion, Thomas the Tank Engine, Mickey Mouse,  9 new sculptures in total with brief description of materials to use.

19 pages, 17 large photographs of the sculptures and displays made with fruits and vegetables.
Written in English and Russian languages. PDF Download
Price: $4.75
 Upon a payment you will be given with a link to download the file. Mail me to if  you have a question.


Wedding Fruit Basket

>>  3/12/2015

fruit basket watermelon carving


The fruit basket with watermelon was designed to be a wedding decoration. Estrella and 5 rose medallions carved on watermelon, a pair of white swans of daikon and delicious fruits surrounded by clouds of Gypsophila flowers.
fruit basket with watermelon wedding decor
The fruit basket for a wedding table decoration
My favorite wedding fruit displays:
Blue and White Themed Wedding
Flower Monogram on Watermelon
Medallion carved in Watermelon
Family Tree Design For Wedding Fruit Display



Fruit Carving Tutorials, PDF Download

>>  2/27/2015

Here are good news for everyone who wants to learn fruit carving from me.
Two new tutorials on carving wowing fruit garnishes which amaze your children and guests. In the tutorials I explain in photos with detailed instructions how to make these fruit cuties.

Take advantage of the courses and make really good looking fruit decorations as you see in the pictures.
These fruit decorations are perfect for Baby Showers, children's birthday, kids party or simply Thank You gift.

baby shower DIY decoration  garnish with fruits

Fruit Art. Apple Girl

Tutorial for cute fruit sculpting

Instant PDF Download
DIY Baby Shower fruit decoration


fruit carving tutorial

Little Chick On A Fruit Plate

Fruit carving tutorial for making the great looking fruit platter for children

Instant PDF Download
DIY Baby Shower fruit platter garnished with the cute Chick/Penguin fruit sculpture
Enjoy fruit sculpting!


Valentine's Day Soap Gift Idea

valentine's day soap idea

The latest soap carving collection made for Valentine's Day. There are hearts and medallions of soap, all item are on sale now.  Each soap art piece is packaged in to a paper box with a transparent window.

Used tools:
thai knife
Ray's loop tools

new soap carving designs

how to carve soap
Soap medallion
tools for soap carving
Heart soap
If you want to design a soap like this in the picture use loop tools and the special tool set for soap carving.

knife for soap carving design
Use loop tools and soap carving tool set for this kind of soap design
packaged soap gifts


Valentine's Day Soap Carving Lesson

>>  2/03/2015

valentine's day gift ideas hand made

Valentine's Day soap carving lesson

Date: February 7, 2015 (Saturday)
Time: 12-00 pm, duration 1.5 hour
Place: Arms-De-Hope studio, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Price: 400 rub
All materials and tools are provided.

Make a reservation by phone 61-29-88, 61-29-89

My English speaking clients and students are very welcome.

valentine's day soap lesson


Soap Carving Decorative Plates And Framed Items

>>  1/06/2015

new design for soap carving art

Soap carving decorative plates.

thai soap design
Thai bird, soap carving decorative plate

soap carving russia
Soap carving decorative plate

Tools and knives:

I used  thai knife to carve the designs and this soap carving tool set to carve the Thai bird.

Framed Items

Soap flowers and a soap butterfly in a frame.

soap carving srt russia
Framed soap picture
 Framed soap carving pieces look nice as a room decor.

soap carving framed item
Four soaps carved and framed



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