Long winter seems never end here. Having snowstorms in March and April is usual business in Sakhalin.
Last wekeend was hard to me, I had 4 days busy with fruit carving work and 2 of them were while a severe snowstorm.
I didn't cancel the order at the blizzard day because I had a client driving a hundred kilometers to take the fruit carving display.
That was a crazy weekend, I couldn't get home (I live in suburb, the road was closed and no transportation run). A friend of mine picked me up after...
New designs of Malisa school
At the last day of my staying in BKK, I had soap classes at Malisa school. After a week training I was confident about serious designs (better to say, my teachers felt OK to teach me the serious designs :)) I passed the carving test and was allowed to carve the new designs).
All my soap carvings were made in pink because soap bars of other colors were not soft enough for that carving style. I was given with some ...
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Bangkok, Thailand February 2013 Carving lessons at Malisa school
Chiang Mai-Bangkok train had a late arrival to the city. I had no time for seeing China Town in the morning as planned, I run to the carving school (jumped to my hotel for quick freshening after train).
At the lesson I had Taro for carving. I have never seen it before, it was a new material to carve. Taro is good for sculpting. Here is a small vase with rose carving on it.
Shaping a vase out of Taro. It was a small Taro
Chiang Mai, Thailand February 2013 We had a dinner for 4 persons in a Thai restaurant. Picked up the popular thai dishes, I don't remember its names. There were fried fish, a salad, tasty something looking like a white soup and fried chicken in leaf wraps.
Deep-fried fish with a sauce
Fried chicken wrapped in leaves The fried chicken dish was garnished with a simple carrot flower. No carvings. Food first :) Don't you think the chicken in leaf wraps looks decorative?
The next day I fo...
I am writing this post to share some news in the world fruit carving industry.
Mr.Paolo Pachetti introduces his fruit sculpting style named Papillion Method. Paolo has DVDs for sale at his website. Now he is looking for students for his course on cocktail fruit decoration. I purchased his DVDs in December 2012. I have 3 video tutorials on making a fruit dragon, a lion and cocktail garnishes. Paolo uses pamelo fruit for the big sculptures and small citrus fruits for cocktails. As far as pamelo is a r...
Chiang Mai is a beautiful city and an ancient capital located in the north, a motherland of all kind of carving in Thailand (wood, stone, fruit and vegetable carving art and other)
I came to the city to meet my carving friends Karla (a president of TempleofThai.com) and Khun Narata (a carving artist and teacher). TempleofThai.com was a sponsor of the Fall Carving Contest 2012in my blog. My trip was a perfect occasion to meet the people in person.
I was lucky to get Chiang Mai at the day of Flower ...
A few days ago I came back from my trip to Bangkok, Thailand.
I had a week there to study carving art, to travel Thailand and meet friends. Do you think one week is a short period? Every day I had carving practice, new friends meeting and nice talks with local people.
My route wasn't a typical tourist route. Besides Bangkok I visited Chiang Mai, a heart of Thai culture. Thanks Karla from TempleofThai.com for showing me around and getting me acquainted with Thai food and culture on my first visit ...
I am sorry for the mistakes in my previous post about Snow White watermelon. I appologize for making you confused with my English writing. Thanks to Kathleen(Step by step in the kitchen), the article was corrected!
What is new in my kitchen? Oh, I am preparing for Valentine Day. Would like to present new chocolate hearts made in 3D Love silicone mold.
3D Chocolate Hearts and Wonder Tree
If you have Lekue 3D Love Mold let's play with it!
You will need:
white, pink or ...
This watermelon was carved to 1 Year Birthday party of a little girl. I promised her parents to carve a princess, but decided on Disney's Whitesnow design. Who can resist her playing and innocent look here :)
Whitesnow carved in watermelon