Monday, December 21, 2009

Mixed Media Monday - Frosty




I remember as a child winter days when the snow was gently falling and the sun was shining. The world was sparkly and magical and I couldn't wait to get outside to play in it. I'd dress in layers of clothing, gather up my neighbourhood friends and we would set out to build snowmen and forts, create snow angels roll and throw snowballs until we were too tired or too cold to continue. I remember feeling a sadness that they snow was trampled and less beautiful but exhxilaration at having enjoyed a day in it. This is my entry for the Mixed Media Monday challenge this week.

19 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh bwow your idea is lovely.
So fantastic piece of frosty Heather. Love the glimmer and shimmer.

Heather, I wiah you a merry christmas.

Happy Holidays for you my friend and your family. Blessings.

Willy said...

Wonderful slide mailer, Heather. Happy Holidays to you!

Sharon said...

What a lovely memory and what a beautiful way to reproduce it.

Happy holidays to you Heather,
xoxo
Sharon

Silvia said...

Just a wonderful slide mailer, Heather. Your memory reminds me on my childhood, too.
Merry Christmas to you.

indybev said...

I enjoyed your childhood memories, so beautifully illustrated, Heather! We had some grand snowstorms in middle Illinois where I grew up. I can remember drifts so high I could walk over fence-tops, and being snowed in, sometimes for 3-4 days before the gigantic snowplow would make it to the country roads. I'm glad I found you in my blog travels, Heather! Merry Christmas!

Julie said...

How beautiful, Heather! Everything you do is always so lovely! I enjoyed your snowy memory--I remember so many days like that, growing up in Ohio--Loved those snowy days! I know what you mean about being sad when it was all trampled...love that first peek of beautiful, untouched and shimmering snow...ahhhhh!

Merry Christmas to you, Heather! Hope it's a lovely week for you and your family!

Kris Dickinson said...

So wonderful Heather! Have a very Merry Christmas! - Kris

Marilyn Rock said...

I'm lovin' this slide mailer Heather! Beautiful! Another theme so wonderfully interpreted.

Happy Holidays! xxoo Marilyn

Martina2801 said...

Fantastic interpretation of the theme, Heather! Splendid artwork.
Merry christmas to you and yours.

Kristin said...

Stunning! I love the quote, your colors and the images you choose - simply beautiful! Happy Holidays to you and your family. Kristin

Diane said...

Beautiful artwork as usual, Heather! Such happy childhood memories. I only have one happy snow memory, but it's pretty special. It's always so hot here at Christmas, but one Christmas, when I was a child, we had a very unseasonal cold snap at Christmas. Although it rarely snows here even in winter - we had a snowfall overnight on Christmas eve, and a light covering of snow on the ground for most of Christmas day. We even got to build a tiny snowman. I can still hear my father singing "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas". Happy Christmas! Diane

Terri said...

Heather, I love this little piece!
So very wintry and frosty.

Carrie said...

Hello my dear Heather! I've missed ya so much! Hope all is well! School is done for a few weeks, so finally have time to create. It was well needed after the stressful move...never moving again, but LOVE my new home! Have no studio...just a table in our unfinished basement...miss my space! Hopefully after the holiday, we will build my studio! Wishing you a VERY merry Christmas and lots of hugs to you!

Janny said...

What a fabulous book Heather! Merry Christmas;o)

Oxana said...

Wonderful book!!!!

Beth said...

Your book is fantastic and your description of your memories is beautiful and vivid.

Amy said...

this is so awesome Heather!!! Love the kids on sleds..always a good time in winter. Merry Belated Christmas..I hope you are just eating up the holiday spirit of JOY!

My name is CINDY...... said...

Love this mailer, just magical!!

Melissa said...

I have the same memories. I always liked to go sled riding at night.....gliding silently down the hill in the moonlight....falling off the sled at the bottom of the hill and just laying there staring at them velvety blue night sky dappled with sparkly stars. Ah, a happy childhood!
Smiles-
Melissa