Tuesday, May 12

Watermelon Carvings

These photos came in email yesterday. Some of these are very creative and I'd love to know how much time it took to do each one. The contest was held in some eastern European country, but I can't tell from the sign where it was. Enjoy!








The leaning tower of Pisa.


I love this one!!




The variety is amazing.

The inevitable dragon.



This makes me think of The Volga Boatmen....Yo-o, heave ho!

The Eiffel Tower and a nod to French wines!

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Today would have been my mother's 101st birthday. She loved both art and watermelon, so this post is in her honor. I miss you, Mom.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Clues from the cards identifying the artists:
Praha = Prague, Czech
Brno = a town on Czecoslovakia (sp?)
Ironia = a town or area in Czech
Plus, they remind me of the wooden Easter eggs typical of that part of the world.
Aren't they gorgeous!
MareDog

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Wow, these are spectacular. Who would have thought? Reminds me of what you see on the buffet when on a cruise ship. I miss my mom, too, Judy. It never goes away.

Gilly said...

They are incredible! I've never seen anything like them before! It must take them hours and hours to carve.

I miss my Mum too. Even though she died 17 years ago, I still find myself thinking "I must tell Mum that".

Now I'm the Senior Woman in the family. Will people miss me too??

joared said...

These watermelon carvings are really unique. I'm always amazed at what creative people do with food.

Star said...

As Fran said, it reminds me of ones I saw done on a cruise ship.Amazing. I buy my melons already cut into chunks!

Arkansas Patti said...

Some how it makes me feel so inadequate to just slice and eat a watermelon.
Some amazing work there.

Granny Annie said...

The way you miss your mom touches the same ache in my heart.

Don't you wonder about who first looked at a watermellon and said, "I can carve that"? LOL

amarkonmywall said...

101. Hmmm. Have a nice day thinking about your mother, Judy. I have to admit, when I first clicked over here I saw the title of your post and the date and I thought- "oh, cool, I saw those watermelon carvings before" and "Oh, crumb! Is it the 12th already!!!" Okay, back to work packing...

rosemary said...

Great tribute to your mom....but I honestly think your flower arrangements are more artistic.

Buzzardbilly said...

Oh, to have the kind of talent and creativity to look at a simple watermelon and imagine it as a medum which you have the ability to turn into art! Thanks for sharing those!

Darlene said...

Anonymous is right about the name of the towns, but the country is now the Czech Republic.

It's a pity that such excellent art can't be preserved. I am in awe that so many are so talented.

themom said...

On every cruise I have been on - there is always a day when the chefs get togehter and have a competition, a "carve-off" if you will. I am always amazed how quickly and mistake free these challenges are.

oklhdan said...

A sweet tribute to your mother and what fantastic carvings!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

These are fantastic! I think my favorite one is the Open Mouth! It is so clever and funny...!

A Happy Birthday to your dear Momma, Judy....

Evil Twin's Wife said...

I'm always amazed at what intricate work some people can do with unusual mediums. Very cool.

I miss my mom too. {{{Hugs}}}

robin andrea said...

Amazing what can be found inside and outside a watermelon. Those are truly stunning.

Nice to remember you mom this way.

Kay Dennison said...

Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy tres cute!!!!

Bob-kat said...

Amazing stuff! I love how they use the differnet coloured layers to add more depth to the carvings.

It's amazing the different things that can bring back memories of loved ones. Sending you virtual hugs for your mother's birthday.

colleen said...

My favorite is your favorite. Sadly, I always worry about the food wasted which takes the fun out of it for me. I guess I'm a party pooper!

Mar said...

Impressive carving!! It takes place in the Czech Republic, find a link here

Weary Hag said...

Well happy 101st in heaven, Mrs. Judy's Mom.

I loved your watermelon post! Wow how amazing ... makes me want to go and buy one (not sure I could just yet at this time of year) and give it a go. Mine would look like someone tried to cut a slice and suddenly had an epileptic seizure.

Hugs to you, Judy. And thank you for being such a thoughtful friend to me.

srp said...

I don't know how you manage to find all these great artistic things... I have never seen a melon carved like this... what a great idea for a wedding buffet!

And a warm Happy Birthday to your mom... she is always in your heart!

Jamie Dawn said...

The open mouth watermelon carving is not the most intricate or most difficult, but it's just so darned funny that I think it's my favorite!

:-)

Shephard said...

My favorite is the Leaning Tower of Piza. :)