Feeling like Olaf the Snowman

It’s freezing outside! This morning the thermometer read 1.4 degrees. That is just absurdly cold. So what’s a girl to do when it’s so cold outside?

Go outside and make something for the garden of course!

Inspired by our good friend and talented glass artist, Martha Williams, today seemed like the perfect day to attempt my own garden ice sculpture. Martha posted this on her Facebook page a couple days ago.
Martha WilliamsI was possessed by the concept. “Let it go, let it go, can’t hold it back anymore!

  • First I had to get balloons.
  • I found food coloring in the back of the kitchen cabinet.
  • Now I had to fill the balloons with colored water and set them outside.

Work in progress

… and WAIT!

It took at least 24 hours for the balloons to completely freeze. And what better time to go unveil the glassy, ice orbs than a day when it’s almost zero degrees out?

After time outside I felt like Olaf the Snowman, but it was all worth it because now I have a fantastic sculpture in my garden.
Winter Sculpture

Here’s a close up:

Winter sculpture detail
If you look closely at the left side of the picture you will see a glass piece that Martha made for us years ago. Her glass next to the piece inspired by her!
Martha made thisSo thanks to Martha who had inspired so many of the surprises in our garden.  I have a feeling there will be more of these popping up in our garden in the days to come.

What do you think?  Are you going to make an ice sculpture for your garden?

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