Fairbanks ice festival - in case you miss winter

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by timer lady, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

  2. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Those are incredible and beautiful-WOW! However, it still doesn't make me miss winter-heck it still is winter here even if it says Spring on the calendar-lol.
  3. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Wow! Those are beautiful.

    Still, I'm with Sharon. I don't miss winter, and the only ice I want to deal with is the one floating in my lemonade.

  4. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    THAT is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO INCREDIBLE - passing those pics along ......

    I have never seen anything so neat - that cinderella carriage is just WOW.

  5. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts


    Each year St. Paul has a winter festival (we need some fun during the long winter months) & the only thing I will attend is the ice & snow sculpture competitions.

    These people have incredible imaginations & skills. I can't imagine having to work with such a cold & inflexible medium.
  6. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    The details and the thought that must go into each sculpture is just astounding. I mean for pity sake - it's WATER......it's frozen water.....and look at it. The dinosaurs are beyond incredible - and the detail on the building (name escapes me) with the columns - it's a national monument Star you big dummy - what is it? Ugh.....I hate age. lol. Anyway the bricks and the facade are remarkable.

    I think I'm going to look at this when I get frustrated with my own art. I painted on canvas for the first time this weekend. I painted a tiger striped Mastiff - and it wasn't bad.....then DF said - It's kinda dark and I started fuddling with it and now it looks like a cross between a Salvador Dahli and a kindergartener painting with her opposing hand.....I was trying to paint it for a donation /auction for the humane society - I think I'll stick to colored pencils and chalk.....lol.

    I just really loved that you shared this with us - it's amazing.
  7. timer lady

    timer lady Queen of Hearts

    Starbie, I agree.

    by the way, have you tried watercolor pencils. I started out sketching, then drawing ~ moved onto watercolor pencils then onto watercolor.

    For me it was a natural evolution, if you will.

    I doubt I'll ever get to sculpting or using clay. I may try painting on tiles. I'm going to blow some eggs out of their shells & paint Easter eggs for my family using my paints.