Friday, December 21, 2007

Snow sculpting

So, Becca and I decided to make a Snow Elphaba, from the musical Wicked, last night when we were contemplating what she was going to do with her break, and she said she wanted to do a snow sculpture. I've always wanted to do something with snow and food coloring in a spray bottle, so I suggested Elphaba.

Since it snowed quite a lot over night and that evening, we had quite a lot to work with when we woke up. Except that it was mostly powder; not the most sculpture-friendly material. We tried to start out with a snowman shape, but after the ball wouldn't get any bigger, and it was packing the snow down, we just built on it as it was already by picking up big handfuls of snow and packing it on the ball.

That gave us kind of a lumpy shape to start with, but we figured we could just shave it all away. Snow sculpting is waaaay harder than we first imagined, especially when the tool is a butter knife. Needless to say, she's a bit uneven all around, but we finished her, and from far away with a witch hat, she doesn't look half bad. :)

We haven't finished her, but I'll be sure to post a picture once we're done. She just needs coloring and some hair...

1 comment:

Stephanie E. J. Long said...

BARRUS!!!!!!! Sounds like you're having a blast, nice. I need to see pictures of this Snow Elphaba, sound like fun. I'm proud of you. I was just telling my mom and dad today that I wanted to make a Snow Elphaba, but go with the retched portrayal found in "The Wizard of Oz" and make her "The Wicked Witch of the West" holding a sign that said "I'm melting." LOL I thought it was funny, but I'm not sure my dad saw the humor in it- what's new. I don't think he gets me. LOL