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Fridaily with snow games

Most people equate Alaska with snowmen, but the truth is, the snow in Fairbanks (the dry interior), is usually awful for making snowballs. You pat it together, it just falls apart. We only get a brief window of sticky snow in the spring and fall, when it's warm enough to stay structurally sound. Today was one such day!



It's a snowbunny, because we've been watching Max and Ruby, and they make snowbunnies.

And one shot building it:


I have a First Friday show this evening! The roads may be awful, and I'm not expecting a great turnout. More caramel apples and cider for me! I thought I'd bring my sketch book and work on some Inktober pieces, and bring some blank ACEOs and do sketches if anyone wants one. I've already got my show box together, and I'm not doing anything fancy with displays - just some coloring books in stands, an original or two, and a scatter of cards and bookmarks.

Guppy is dawdling over her snack now (and getting most of it on her face...), then we've got a nap, and I'll try to do more art. I've gotten 7 pieces done for Inktober, and am excited to work on more of them....

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mizkit
Oct. 3rd, 2015 11:45 am (UTC)
*Fairbanks* has lousy snow for snowmen. The more southerly climes have excellent snowball snow, because they're not as *dry* as Fairbanks! Says an offended Alaskan from Kenai. ;)
ellenmillion
Oct. 4th, 2015 12:25 am (UTC)
Duly clarified!
frigg
Oct. 3rd, 2015 11:02 pm (UTC)
Aw, what a winter wonderland for a little girl!
ellenmillion
Oct. 4th, 2015 12:26 am (UTC)
She did NOT want to go out - putting her snowpants on was a struggle! But once we got there, so much fun was had!
scumpi
Oct. 4th, 2015 06:40 am (UTC)
I love such posts! Great you could do a snowbunny.
ellenmillion
Nov. 3rd, 2015 01:43 am (UTC)
Packable snow was a rare thing for this area, and I enjoyed it so much.
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