Saturday, March 18, 2006

Aw, Just Go Here

Angler Fish
Originally uploaded by Pupsickle.
I keep trying to post pictures of the neverending painting, but Blogger is acting weird. So, in the meantime, do yourself a favor and go check out Erin's flickr set from the 2006 World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska. Where she LIVES. Seriously, since she was a kid! How cool is that? She's immune to the novelty of community moose encroachment! And she has a poodle. So, yeayy-ahhh.


  1. Wow...those ice sculptures are'd they do that?

    Hope you are having a good weekend...anxious to see more house pictures.

  2. Wow - thanks! You made my day. It was so nice of you to link my blog and pictures. I'm quite proud of how this one of the angler fish turned out.

    As to how they do the carving, the start with a block of river ice, and cut the basic shape in with chain saws (the competition is sponsored by Husqvarna), then perfect it with chisels.

  3. Blogger has been a royal you know what lately, Belinda. The ice sculptures are great. Where I grew up we had a Winter Carnival each year and making ice sculptures was one of the events. It's amazing watching people do that.

  4. What a great looking blog, Belinda! Utenzi mentioned you here.

  5. Arg! Blogger! BTW, Utenzi sent your blog!
    Amazing sculptures! Very creative.

  6. I was going through Erin's blog yesterday and saw the ice sculptures. How neat to have something like that in your backdoor. We get some ice sculptures in Florida, but they are indoors and not really competitions. I liked the ICE AGE display.

  7. donna, aren't they cool? I spent that summer in Anchorage, but the whole time I was there I was wishing I could see Fairbanks...but you know what? That's a BIG state! We never quite made it. Hearthroom is done, but my camera is futzing.

    Erin--I had it planned for my Saturday post all week, and nearly strangled Chase (virtually, of course) when she linked to it on FRIDAY!! Grrrrr. Not just the sculptures were impressive, but those were some fantastic pictures.

    utenzi, I know, but I'm just not ready to put on those "big girl" pants and try Moveable Type or Typepad yet. I don't have confidence in my own web skills. Plus this is, um, you I would LOVE to watch the ice sculpture process. For some reason, it reminds me of those amazing sand-sculpture competitions!

    Jean-luc? Here? Wow. I wish you'd have said "Make it so," just one time, though. And if that is how utenzi "mentions," I'd love to see his idea of an in-depth examination!

    sue, yes--arrrrgh! What is your camera there? Do you like it? Wondering if we should replace ours that just fritzed with the identical model or something else.

    Kim, but you have the sandcastle competitions down there!!

    chase, me too. I wanna go back, and see more. Without a doubt the most beautiful, pristine, and natural spot I've ever been in the U.S. I hope Bush is out of office before it gets drilled to smithereens.

  8. Blogger has been acting funny..(not HaHa..) for days!!! I had trouble with pictures yesterday, too! HELP!
    Just wanted to say I love your list of movies that are you favorits..MANY of those films are mine too...and as to your comment on Utenzi...I agree about Tarantino and "The Sixth Sense" guy...M. ? Cannot spell his name...but you know who I mean...

  9. OOLOTH--I am really surprised about the Blogger bugs lately. Being powered by Google, you'd really think it would be more reliable. And we just call "that director," M. Night Shalamalamadingdong.

    nita, I know! I'm sure there's no money in it, unless you get sponsored or something, but wouldn't you like to be able to do something like that? Hey, I made a giant anglerfish with a chainsaw and a chisel this weekend. What'd you do?

  10. Not that I have seen any of the sandcastle competitions. Do you actually want to know when the last time I went to the beach was? Okay, I won't go there:o)