Saturday, February 27, 2010

How did you spend your Saturday morning?

The still un-named ACEO WIP
Coloured pencil on Mi-Teintes

I guess the real question that should be posed is: When was the last time that you made a snowman?

This was how I spent part of my Saturday morning because 1- it was snowing, 2- the dogs wanted to go outside and play and 3- so did I.

Mr. Snowypants

All in all I was quite pleased with him even though he has since suffered a collapse from the warm temps that came later in the day coupled with the rain. Let’s face it, it’s pretty rough being a snowman. Creating this fellow also reminded me of the fine art of snowman building.

Yes, there’s even an art to that.

You need to have a certain touch when getting those snowballs started and you must remember to rotate while rolling otherwise you wind up with a snow cylinder rather than a snowball. Also worth noting is that if you’re going to use sticks for arms and a carrot for a nose it would be best to put away dogs that like to chew on sticks and run around with them (Rosie) and eat carrots (Cutter). Also to demonstrate my artsy-fartsy-ness I shirked the ‘Frosty the Snowman’ tradition of using coal for eyes (mainly because I don’t have chunks of coal laying around) and instead opted for chocolate truffles.

Finally, I decided that since it’s the Olympics and Canada and the US men’s teams will be facing off in hockey tomorrow that it would be most appropriate to adorn Mr. Snowypants with my touque (acquired from a case of Canadian beer I might add) that clearly states where he is from and who he is. I couldn’t find a hockey stick so I had to settle for a manure fork. Oh well.

Oh, and yes, I am almost 31 years old and playing in the snow. GO CANADA!!!!


Jennifer Rose said...

I love playing in the snow! :D you are never to old to make a snowman, never!

Rita said...

My thoughts exactly! :D