Tuesday, February 2, 2010

F.........ebruary Experiment: Day 2

Lest you think that the only thing that's going on at our house is Etsy experiments, we thought you might enjoy seeing more of winter in Wisconsin. Last Saturday our village celebrated "A taste of the Alps" along with many winter activities.
One of the highlights was snow sculpture. My fav is shown on the right. It is called "Amadeus: the Requiem" and is about 10' high. Below is a "snow fireplace" (unlit, of course), and the beginnings of a fantastic castle.
You might also note a large open water area in front of the ice skaters being guarded by markers, ropes, and a very frosty guard. This area was for some of our local "polar bears" (or crazies, depending on how you look at it) who took a plunge a little later in the day. Brrrrrrr........!!!!!!!!!
Also featured were dog sled demonstrations, curling demonstrations, children's activities from our local wildlife park, sleigh rides and soup and chili cook-offs with samples! What a great winter activity!

Now back to the Etsy Shop experiment. Yesterday I blogged, listed two items, took about 50 photos, edited half of them, started working on a brand new project, continued working on a WIP (work in progress), edited three shop items and posted in two team forums. This took a total of about five hours. There were no sales, but views were certainly up from the days before. It didn't hurt that I was featured in a treasury as well. Stay tuned for tomorrow's update!









6 comments:

Splendid Little Stars said...

The snow sculptures are very cool! What do they use, that is, is anything mixed in with the snow? I have seen sand sculptures and something (can't remember what at the moment) is mixed in with the sand.
You have been very busy with your etsy experiment!

storybeader said...

the sculpture is amazing! What a nice village you have there! {:-D

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I betcha anything my brother would be one of the crazies going ice-dipping if he was there...

BeadedTail said...

Your town looks like a lot of fun in the winter time! You sure had a productive day on your Etsy shop too!

Abyssal Gems said...

the sculptures are AMAZING!I only wished we'd get snow here.

Tulips Talking said...

Haven't heard of living in a "village" for ages...! Love the photo's, thanks for sharing.