Upon my return to Calgary for the holidays, the first thing I saw was snow (it engulfed everything, I'd be surprised if it wasn't the first thing I noticed). So I immediately began planning my activities. Actually, I suppose I should say my activity (singular), because the only thing i wanted to do was build a snow sculpture to rival those of the last two years. Quick refresher for those of you who haven't met my artistic side. I only seem to get creative in the winter, so I don't blame you for being surprised:
During reading week at St. Joe's, my residence during my second year at U of A, myself and handful of other residents decided to recreate a picture hanging on the wall in the common room. In case you can't tell from the picture, those are monkeys displaying the proverb "See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil" as well as the Joe's special addition "Do no evil". I headed the operation, but it would not have gotten done without the help of several St. Joe's Rangers. Cheers Boys
Last Christmas I decided on a solo project. I was in the Christmas mood, so Santa seemed like the obvious choice. It took about a week and constantly brushing off new falling snow, but I got it done and it doesn't look half bad if I do say so myself. Unfortunately the pictures weren't very clear, it was a cloudy day and I had to leave the next morning back to Toronto, but I do have more. If you want to see them let me know, I'm always ready to show off.
I wanted this year's masterpiece to eclipse the previous couple short lived works of art. See how many pictures it take you before my intentions become known:
|Camille and I heading towards the build site|
|Laying the foundations|
|home made sculpting tools|
|I even dug out the inside|
|The sleigh was all ready for us to sit inside before.....|
P.S. In case anyone is wondering why there were two big blocks, the smaller one was supposed to be a reindeer.