After finally scraping some snow together in our front yard, Theressa packed the first block of the season. Within a few days, we received more snow which allowed us to pack a second block beside the first. It was a frosty day when we packed the second block.
After letting the blocks set up for a couple of days we finally started carving them. The snow was very powdery and quite easy to carve … almost able to carve just using our hands. After about 12 combined hours over two days we were able to introduce Snomes to the world. Theressa was quoted saying to CTV News, “When we’re really bundled up and we’re outside carving, you really can’t tell who’s who other than, you know, you’re all bundled up and you’ve got different hats,” she said in a phone interview with CTV News. So that’s kind of where it came from, is that we’re kind of like snow gnomes when we’re outside carving. So it’s kind of a self-portrait in a way.”
Besides introducing Snomes, we are happy to announce that we will be participating in two big events over the next two months. Coming up first is the Silver Skate Festival in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The last event on our schedule is the Voyageur Festival in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. As these events get closer we will post drawings of our proposed sculpture.