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Watermelon Art…and a contest!
Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

My cruise buddy, Sasha White, and I are posting pictures with a theme today—something that made us smile on our cruise. Hers has to do with towel pets and mine is watermelon art. And we’re both running contests for signed books and a gift from the islands. So be sure to hit her site today too!

Here’s what you have to do to win a copy of To Serve and Protect: 1) Send an email to me privately, listing what you think each of these 11 works of art represents AND 2) post a comment somewhere on my blog. That simple. Oh and here’s my email address: DD’s Email

The morning after we left the islands for our long trip back to Newark we had a treat lined up in The Promenade. Watermelons had been carved and served as the centerpieces for a buffet lunch. I couldn’t resist taking pictures of every one of them. Good luck and don’t stress about getting them absolutely correct! Guesses count!

22 comments to “Watermelon Art…and a contest!”

  1. Booklover1335
    · December 29th, 2009 at 7:55 am · Link

    These people are seriously gifted with fruit. I’ve tried carving pumpkins and the results are never anything like this.


  2. Fran
    · December 29th, 2009 at 7:58 am · Link

    I love those watermelons :mrgreen:. Looks like you had a great time πŸ™‚

    frana.lokas (at) gs (dot) t-com (dot) hr

  3. Delilah Devlin
    · December 29th, 2009 at 9:47 am · Link

    Booklover and Fran! You two were on it this morning! πŸ˜€

  4. Gayle O
    · December 29th, 2009 at 10:14 am · Link

    I love them both. To imagine being able to create something so beautiful. Wow.

    orelukjp0 at gmail dot com

  5. Tameka Green
    · December 29th, 2009 at 10:29 am · Link

    I think the top picture might represent the Loc Ness monster and the second picture looks like a fish swimming in the ocean. This is a cute contest . Delilah

  6. Delilah
    · December 29th, 2009 at 10:38 am · Link

    Gayle! I got your email and you’re entered!

    Tameka, Tameka, Tameka! A little too eager there!! :mrgreen: There are more pics and you need to send me an email with the list! Don’t list them here because you want everyone else to work for it too, right?

  7. Rasha
    · December 29th, 2009 at 10:43 am · Link

    Hi DD how are you this morning?

    Great pictures I have always been a fan of watermelon carving. Its seriously hard and I don’t know how these guys do it especially knowing that it will be gone in a couple of days.

    I finally got around to reading DARKNESS BURNING which I have had in my library for several months now. Its great DD I read it with the first two books and had fun doing that. When are you doing the next one? πŸ™‚

  8. Fedora
    · December 29th, 2009 at 10:44 am · Link

    Wow, what a collection, DD! These artists don’t mess around! Thanks for sharing a snippet of your trip with us!

  9. Delilah
    · December 29th, 2009 at 10:50 am · Link

    Rasha! Glad you’re loving the pics! And thanks for letting me know you enjoyed DB. The next book won’t be out until October 2010…I know, a seriously long wait. But you’ll be glad you read DB. My poor were princess has to be rescued from The Land of the Dead. Be sure to email me the list of the carvings so you’re entered in the contest!

    Fedora! You’re very welcome, and you’re entered!

  10. Valerie
    · December 29th, 2009 at 10:59 am · Link

    Absolutely beautiful!!! Oh, I will try and enter this…hehe!!!

  11. Eva M
    · December 29th, 2009 at 12:30 pm · Link

    Thanks for the beautifiul pictures, Delilah! I’ll never look at a watermelon again without seeing one of these carvings πŸ™‚

  12. Sue Brandes
    · December 29th, 2009 at 7:10 pm · Link

    Those are amazing! Thanks for sharing. πŸ˜€

  13. kaisquared
    · December 29th, 2009 at 11:06 pm · Link

    Well, I just sent you my best guesses.

    Can I win any cabana boys?


  14. RachieG
    · December 29th, 2009 at 11:52 pm · Link

    That’s so darn cool πŸ™‚ Sent my list, although for one of them I had no clue!

    Happy New Year!!

  15. Lyoness2009
    · December 30th, 2009 at 12:13 am · Link

    The last one is getting me, she seems familiar but I can’t place her…..

  16. Jane
    · December 30th, 2009 at 12:50 am · Link

    Amazing carvings. I had a hard time figuring most of them.

  17. RobynL
    · December 30th, 2009 at 3:05 am · Link

    what, what a great job the carver/artist did. Just awesome.

    I’d love to go to Alaska some day also. Glad you had a great time.

  18. GladysMP
    · December 30th, 2009 at 3:47 am · Link

    Such talent simply amazes me and also the patience involved. What do I think they mean? They mean that someone can take a look at a green watermelon and imagine the possibilities that can come forth by carving them. How were these carvings displayed? Were they for sale or just on display? Some are so colorful they rival a bouquet of real flowers. Delightful! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Delilah Devlin
    · December 30th, 2009 at 10:01 am · Link

    Valerie! Good luck! You managed quite well.

    Eva! It’s a shame they likely ended up on the evening buffet.

    Sue! You’re welcome!

  20. Delilah Devlin
    · December 30th, 2009 at 10:05 am · Link

    Eva and Sue! I’m glad you enjoyed them.

    Kaisqared! If I had a cabana boy to spare…nah, I’d keep them both to myself. :mrgreen:

    Rachie! Guesses counted.

  21. Delilah Devlin
    · December 30th, 2009 at 10:08 am · Link

    Lyoness! I think that last one is supposed to be a young Queen Elizabeth.

    Jane! Like I said, don’t stress. I wanted it fun so there really aren’t any right answers here.

    Robyn! I’d love Alaska too. But what I’d really like to do is drive along that long stretch of deserted highway to get there, and camp along the way.

  22. Delilah Devlin
    · December 30th, 2009 at 10:10 am · Link

    Gladys! The cruise ship did go out to the way to provide surprises at every turn. They run a really, really great program for vacationers.

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