Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Snowy by name, snowy by nature...

It snowed again last night. Just as well too, there had been a nasty thaw and we were beginning to run short. By morning the layer of white made the garden look pristine... something would have to be done about it!

It was an icy, sparkly snow, like silver sand. A little too crumbly for moulding and my snowman didn't come out as well as I'd hoped.

Just as I was doing the finishing touches there was a horrible accident! First the head wobbled a bit, then unexpectedly toppled to the ground.
Mr. Snowman was... dead. We'll all miss Mr. Snowman, or 'Snowy' as his closest friends knew him. His life was short, but he lived it to the full, and at least he was spared the horrors of.... 'The Big Thaw'!!!

Endeavouring to put my loss behind me, I began a new sculpture.

Firstly I located a plentiful source of pink snow (not to be confused with that yellow snow under the hedge).

It was meant to be a dragon, but the wings kept on falling off, so it ended up being a seal pup/ polar bear with an alligator tail. Any suggestions as to what sort of creature this is, are welcome.
I've already got an idea brewing for my next sculpture, I just need to find some blue snow...

3 comments:

Floderten said...

A sloth, perhaps? ... with a long tail? If you make it look a bit goofy, it could be Sid from Ice Age...

And R.I.P. Mr. Snowman. I haven't made a snowman this year.. Silly, really, since we never get this much snow. Perhaps tomorrow?

barkfoot said...

LOL It does look like Sid!

Lavender said...

LOL LOL LOL Snowman's head!! Its good to laugh!