Monday, January 04, 2010

igloo fun

Pardon my speedy scan, but in my haste to post and make the lunches for my back to schoolers this morning, I remembered when my boys were little we loved making our very own Winter Igloo. If you have enough snow or marshmallows, this is such a fun thing to do!
Take a look here or there a little how to. We used plastic boxes, filled with snow and built round and round and packed the snow. Inside the igloo is surprisingly warm!
Not enough snow for an igloo, then how about a little ice skating fun. The above illustration was commissioned a few years ago for a lovely lady and it still happens to be one of my personal faves. Do you partake in any Winter games or sports to stay active? Have fun and stay warm!

All the warm wishes have really helped me to feel like my old self again, Thank-you to each of you for your kind comments. Like a spoon full of sugar, you make the medicine go down!

24 comments:

Joyce said...

Very nice. I can feel a bit of warmth being inside your adorable igloo and hear the laughter as everyone skates around the rink. Enjoy! xo

Laura Casey Interiors said...

My boys had the best time sledding and making snow angels last week when we were up north. Now I am getting lots of requests for snow in Charlotte...

Karena said...

Cute Patricia, so glad you are feeling better. I was going to take Isabella skating this weekend, it is just frigid here though! We wemt last month, and it was so much fun.

Debra said...

Glad you're back! Enough snow you ask??? We could build a whole village here with all of the snow. Send those kids up here for a visit.
Love these illustrations Patricia. Rest and DON'T over-do-it.

jacqueline said...

Darling drawings! Glad you are feeling better.

Many thanks for the Holiday card - just beautiful!
I'm as dazzled by your handwriting as I am by the art!

I have a new address here in Lexington I will email to you, as I don't want to miss a single postcard!

You are the first blog I visit each day to see your wonderful artwork! Thanks for sharing with us.

style chronicle said...

Delightful. Snow brings out the child in us all!

Kwana said...

My house is feeling very much like an igloo today but I too made the sandwiches and sent the kids off. I'm so glad you are feeling better my friend!

ALL THE BEST said...

Wonderful! Happy you are feeling better!

Deidra said...

I'm glad you're feeling better!

I love that ice skating illustration! It looks fun! My daughter and H built a snow fort right outside our front door. Fun! And yes, it's warm inside!

Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow said...

Your sketches are adorable. It sums up how we feel right about now in Atlanta! Brrr!

QueenBeeSwain said...

love these sketches- love!

kHm

JMW said...

Love these winter wonderland images! My husband and kids would love enough snow for an igloo - mommy on the other hand wants to dig her toes in the sand. :)

Mrs. Blandings said...

A little sledding, a little skating - either way I'm usually inside making the hot chocolate. We're still in pjs - school starts tomorrow. Enjoy the quiet as much as you enjoyed the chaos.

suzanne cabrera said...

Oh man, how I love the thought of a marshmallow igloo!!!! Best wishes to you in the new year. Hope you start feeling 100% soon!

Topsy Turvy said...

Patricia - glad to hear you're feeling better - and thanks for the new year wishes.
I love those skaters!
– Lana

Ideezine said...

It's all good stuff. So glad your gaining in energy and returning to a routine. Feel better and love the illustrations they share peacefulness.

A Day That is Dessert said...

What a neat idea. And I love your illustrations! I hope you're taking care of yourself and continuing to recover.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I'm cold(er) just reading the word "igloo." :-)

Tara said...

Great idea and lovely illustration--I see the Dakota!!

Summer is a Verb said...

Beautiful illustration which lead me to the discovery of the A. Tierney endless hair band ball. What a find! Wish I had spied a week earlier for stffing a few stockings..XXOO

red ticking said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE... the ice skaters are adorable! the igloo charming... xx pam

jvw home said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog. I was just showing your illustrations to my husband & he's a fan now too! The cottage & house drawings are our faves, but also love the dog ones too....and the travel ones.....we like them all!
Have a great evening,
Jeanette


http://jvw home.blogspot.com

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

We plan to hit the Rockefeller Center rink with Q (who is only just beginning to learn the joy of skating) when we're in the city! Giddy with excitement!

Tamstyles said...

you make an igloo look great..skillz