Snow Sculptures

Breckenridge, CO – 19th Annual Budweiser International Snow Sculpture Championshipsj
Teams of 5 create these amazing works of art in just 65 hours. Carved from 10′ wide by 12′ tall blocks of man-made snow weighing in at approximately 20 tons each.

I took an early morning stroll (walked the dog) and caught a quiet glimpse of winter art down by the Riverwalk. The lower left is the winner – Team Canada “Family Reunion”. The crazy Alaskans is clever, “Viewmaster” a ginormous bear peeking inside a camper. I think he stepped on Yukon Cornelius with his left paw, it won Peoples Choice & Kids Choice. Bottom right is Team U.S. Loveland, CO, which I thought was pretty.
Photos not the greatest, taken w/my phone.

Hands On


A fun little creative quiz to learn what creative-type you are.
Mine seemed fairly accurate, the last line has me nailed.

About Me: Creativity is all about getting physical. You like to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in. Being able to make something with your hands is an important expression of who you are. Art is probably a big part of your life. And you like to use your natural flair for creativity at work and at home. You particularly enjoy the feeling of seeing a project through from start to finish. Nothing beats the sensation that comes watching your own creation evolve and grow. Chances are you really appreciate the special skills that you have – it’s a wonderful gift to be able to express yourself in this way.

You like to see creativity as something that is free without boundaries and rules – you’re a rebel at heart!

Intaglio


A printmaking technique where you etch an image into a surface known as the plate. In this case, copper. To get the shaded areas (mezzotint) you sprinkle a sand-like material onto the copper and depending on how deep or dark you wanted that area to be the longer you’d leave it on to eat away at the copper. My subject matter for this piece was the art building at UW-Oshkosh. Work completed in 1986 or so.

mystery man

Digging thru my many portfolios last night, stuffed with art from college, I stumbled upon this stipple drawing. I didn’t remember it, until now. I’m pretty sure he’s a Calvin Klein model. I had my years of infatuation with Calvin and would spend a lot of time drawing from the models that were in his ads. Reliving those college days thru my art is kinda fun. More to show. Stay tuned.