Winter Crafting Journey – Creating a Griffin out of homemade clay

This winter has been a busy one with all of the daily shoveling of snow. But, the last three days we’ve gone from temperatures ranging from minus 25 and 30 Celsius to minus 16 and 9 Celsius. I’ve never seen weather temps this warm in February in all the 34 years I’ve lived up here in Canada. We had freezing rain yesterday, adding to the melting of the 8 foot snow bank on the side of my driveway, down to about 6 feet.

Today it’s suppose to begin snowing again to continue on with our winter time weather. Let it snow, let it snow… Because I’ve been crafting in between shoveling the white stuff just to keep sane and happy .. here’s a preview of what I’ve been up too lately… Enjoy

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Wintertime in the City and Our Community of Ice Fishing Huts

Sometimes, you just have to brave the utter cold and Gail force winds to see the beauty that is a true Canadian Winter. I tip my hat off to all of the brave souls who venture onto this frozen lake and sit in the Ice huts to fish during wintertime. I’m still a chicken little and have not walked over the frozen lake yet… and probably will never do so. I’d rather swim in the lake during the summertime, instead.. Enjoy, this little video of my Canadian Winter… hugs

Part Two

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Here’s Part One, a few days before…

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The winds were howling the other night, or was it something else?

Hi there folks, I’m still sitting at the computer with cold frozen fingers pumping out yet another animation creation. I am having so much fun with this new hobby of mine I could actually dance in the streets, if they were not so icy…..Enjoy what’s to come….

Oh and if your wondering what happened to Animation Number Four, it’s still in the works…Coming soon to a computer, Laptop, I Pad, Cell Phone near you.. ūüôā

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Wading into the sea ~ Animation Number Two

Well folks, Mother nature has put us back into the deep freeze ~ Today it is in the minus thirties again, and I’m not going outside!¬† I’m not sure why the first animation after uploading to YouTube was so tiny. This second one I think shows larger for you to see as I travel along this path of trying to remain sane during this cold snap here in Northern Ontario , Canada.

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I’m dipping into the Animation Waters

Man it’s cold outside! We’ve dipped back into freezing temperatures. We were spoiled last week with milder temps, ranging between -9 and -5.. Oh well it’s still wintertime in this city of mine. So, I got bored on Sunday afternoon, you know between the time I shoveled the driveway and time to begin dinner.

Here’s a little sample of my very first attempts at simple animation… I think I’ve found a new hobby to get me through winter in between the days I’m waiting on the cold porcelain Griffin to¬† dry between layers..

Sometimes you wanna have fun!

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