Monday, March 2, 2015

Do You Believe In Fairies Or Not?

Returning to Winterlude today, we carry on with the remaining sculptures. This solo work has such intricate work done on the fairy wings.

Clap your hands, as they would say in Peter Pan, or Tinkerbell might die! Captain Hook would say that's a good thing.


51 comments:

  1. These sculptures are amazing.

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  2. A stunning ice scupture William.

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  3. Fairies, yep! Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras next weekend.

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  4. With a 5-year-old granddaughter I have to believe in fairies! This one is a very pretty one!

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  5. I would love to see this one closer up as I bet the detail is lovely.

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  6. @Linda: I do think so.

    @Dianne: I quite agree.

    @Peter: that's a different kind!

    @Jen: so did I.

    @Elaine: five year old granddaughters are their biggest fans.

    @Jane and Chris: I hear the applause!

    @Kate: good!

    @Sharon: the carver did wonders with those wings.

    @Gill: it really was.

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  7. Wonderful! It's amazing how delicate these wings are.

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  8. I love Imagination . I had a fairy when my tooth fell out. Didn't you?
    Under your pillow money for every tooth.

    Beautiful sculpture. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Cyril Ritchard would want those fairies to die or at least 'walk the plank'.

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  10. I believe it when I see it and I believe that is a very cold fairy indeed.

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  11. Love the faeries and the seahorses too.
    MB

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  12. This guy has more than a plain old fairy. He's got the fairy playing with other creatures. Nice one.

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  13. Absolutely! Another lovely here William.

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  14. @Jan: I could only imagine how catastrophic it would have been if he'd backed into a wing during construction.

    @Carolann: yes, as a child we got the tooth fairy story told.

    @Norma: so it seems. It does tend to be a popular genre for ice carvers.

    @Tex: thanks!

    @Birdman: I had to look him up, but yes, he would.

    @Judy: quite suitably cold.

    @MB: thanks!

    @Red: thank you.

    @Grace: merci!

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  15. I like the way pink light is shining on this sculpture. If I say I believe in fairies will they help me clean up my garden this spring? ;)

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  16. Lovely with the pink light glowing through it !

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  17. No, I don't... well, not until now: this is great!

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  18. I would like to see the Winterlude this.

    Tomás.

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  19. That's a beautiful fairy. I love that it's got some pink lights on it. Looks very pretty!

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  20. This is beautiful fairy, so I believe In fairies. :)
    Hugs

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  21. Somehow an ice fairy seems appropriate - magical!

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  22. Oh, I think we need to believe in fairies.

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  23. I do believe in fairies! That's a line in Peter Pan. A fairy dies when you say you don't :D

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  24. Part of me definitely believes in fairies! I really like the lighting as well, that little touch of pink is lovely!

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  25. After I read Cieldequimper's comment (pink? What pink?) I looked at the photo again and there it was! :-) Amazing how one can miss small details.

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  26. I do! I do! Believe in fairies, that is.

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  27. Toutes plus belles les unes que les autres ces sculptures glacées... quelle profusion !

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  28. This is a perfect medium for bringing a fairy to life!

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  29. @EG: that might be a tall order.

    @Country Gal: yes, just hints of that pink. I caught it at the right moment. The colours rotate from the projectors. They are, of course, more noticeable at night, but this year I didn't take evening shots.

    @VP: thanks!

    @Tomas: it is a festival that's not going anywhere anytime soon.

    @Tamago: I certainly think it does.

    @Orvokki: I couldn't resist, looking at this: I thought of that line from the story.

    @RedPat: it does.

    @Mike: we certainly need our imaginations, at least!

    @Superlux: and it's a good story too.

    @Ciel: yes, it just highlights the right spots.

    @Jose: sometimes I see something in one of these sculptures that I didn't see when I was photographing them.

    @Marleen: that appears to be the consensus.

    @Cheryl: Tinkerbell thanks you.

    @Anna: merci beaucoup!

    @Kay: it certainly is.

    @Whisk: thanks!

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  30. Do you know how thick the wings are? They appear to be so delicate.

    Janis
    GDP

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  31. Very pretty, greeting from Mons in Belgium

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  32. It difficult to believe that's carved out of ice, it's so delicate

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  33. I am so amazed by the talent of these artists. It's a shame they have to melt, but I'm glad they are preserved through photos.

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  34. Those wings are delicate! Love the idea of fairies. I agree with Lois, glad they are preserved through your photos.

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  35. @Janis: based on other sculptures I've seen, they can be quite thin in places like that, perhaps an inch or two thick.

    @Louisette: thank you.

    @Geoff: it's great that they keep these in the shelters- one stiff breeze could do damage to them.

    @Lois: they certainly are preserved that way.

    @Denise: if I had to draw them, they wouldn't come out like this!

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  36. This one made me smile. I used to take my daughter by the hand and show her the rock garden with blooming cacti and the fairy rings in the Bermuda grass and say that is where the fairies live. I'll not finish. It would make a good Blog.

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  37. it looks like the sculpture is very thin and the ice is translucent ... beutiful.

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  38. I agree with Denton, it does look very thin.

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  39. I cannot imagine the skills, patience and energy of these folks!

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  40. Beautiful, and so transparent !

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  41. Beautiful at first glance and when I enlarged it, it became amazing...
    Your photo of it is also fantastic!

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  42. Love all the fantasyexplored in these ice sculptures. Great to see people offering viewers an opportunity to tap into their imagination.

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