Saturday, 23 October 2010

Fruit and Vegetable carving.

I started fruit and vegetable carving classes in September and  I am really enjoying them tremendously. It needs a lot of patience and concentration as the work is very intricate but the results are very satisfying.
I started off with carving carrot and cucumber leaves in week one. Controlling the knife which believe me is very sharp and  one that has a mind of its own needs a lot of skill and manual dexterity!!!My  cut fingers will vouch for this, having invested in a whole box of bandaids.

Week two and three progressed to carrot flowers , which came in all shapes and sizes.I am yet to master the perfectly shaped flower.

Week four and I am onto carving turnips, these being larger are I guess easier to manipulate as there is more surface area.Although I must say taming the knife is yet a challenge.

Now on to week five and along came the melon. My knife skills are improving and have only used two plasters all week. :)
I hope to continue for a few more lessons, I will update my progress if my fingers are still intact!!lolz.

Here are some clicks of my amateur carvings.

Carrot Flowers and Carrot Leaves


Turnips


Cantaloupe Melon

Submitting to:
Mindful Meanderings-artsy craftsy December 10

Artsy-Craftsy Challenge


30 comments:

  1. Wow wow wow wowwww they are so cute and lovely :) you are simply rocking :) but do take care of your fingers too.. waiting to see more from you :)

    And I wish I could learn too :(

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  2. wow..gorgeous nayana..I wish they have some classes here too. i would love to go...

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  3. Practice makes perfect!!...u r mastering it well...they r beautiful...love the melon!!

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  4. What beautiful carvings. They will make absolutely lovely garnishes on your serving plates. You have done so well for a beginner.

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  5. awesome carving..way to go !!

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  6. Wow! The art of carving is amazing! Truly exquisite!

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  7. Wow Fantastic Carving ...have u learned or hobby ...very nice work...

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  8. Lovely carvings especially the cantaloupe melon flowers,and carrot leaves,hope to see lots of veggy flowers in your blog..

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  9. Hi Nayna,

    They look so cute dear...I have done only tooth carving on wax...May be i should also give it a try!!:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  10. your carvings are perfect and awesome !!why dont you post some tutorials dear?:)

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  11. Amateur?? No one can tell! Looks awesome! You can give us some good tips.

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  12. lovely looking carvings...so delicate to handle..but look beautiful.......

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  13. Wow you don't carve like an amateur. You have real talent. I didn't even know such classes existed!!

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  14. A surprise waiting for u at my blog

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  15. Beautiful and lovely...keep up the good work!!

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  16. WOW!! You have done a great job, dear!! Beautiful carvings..

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  17. wow just wonderful thanks for sharing!

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  18. Those are incredibly cool! May I ask where are you learning this?

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  19. Omg, beautiful cravings, very cute and awesome work..

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  20. amazing art work Nayna, keep posting

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  21. this is amateur work? u must be kiddin!

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  22. Went through ur carving posts, amazing work dear. Wish I could also attend such classes here.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  23. Wow looking like eye festival oh my god amazing.

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