Saturday, January 30, 2010

Art on ice....

How do we celebrate getting through another January in Minnesota? We went to the art shanty's on the lake near our house for the third year in a row. Remember here and here? It's always a fun time and this year I knew that there was an art swap shanty. What could be more fun than that?!
You bring a piece of art.... and take one in return. I love swaps and had to particiapte!
The gigantic pom pom hat on the top was adorable. The weather was great again this year and we had a fun time checking out all the different themed shanty's.
The teepee had a running sauna inside.
In the foreground is the Nordic shanty.
The idea shanty. The "write me up" shanty.

Can't forget the art car taxi. Wow!



Always fun to spend an afternoon in the middle of the lake.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

18 comments:

The Dreaming Bear said...

What a blast! We love to visit the cities.....so will have to put this on our "to do" list for next year!!!

SandyMoss said...

Hi I've been reading your blog just a couple of months now. I found you through Tara Frey's "Blogging for Bliss". I am so enjoying your pics and scrapbooking. I especially like this post on the Shantys!! Wow what fun! I wonder if I can find a way to incorporate something similar where I live!? Looking forward to your next post!

Vaivaj said...

Hi,

I read your blog, but still nothing posted ...
But this post was impressed. What a beautiful tradition. And what a beautiful winter ;-)
Greetings from Lithuania.

wynzia said...

so glad that i checked your blog this morning. today, we shall visit the shanties of art!

Maija said...

OK< it's agreat idea, but it's so cold!!!!!

Primrose Beresford said...

One of the things I love about reading blogs is the detail of the day to day lives of people in other countries. So similar in many ways and yet so different.

Your weekend looks great fun, and the giant bobble hat is adorable!

Best Wishes
Primrose in Edinburgh.

Molly said...

That looks like so much fun!! And especially on ice!
~Molly P

martha brown said...

What a cool day! I live in freezing Toronto and we don't have anything cool like this. That I know of.

snowbear said...

Wow! What diversity!! and who would have thought of a sauna inside of a tee pee!! It looks like you had a grand time checking all of that stuff out... Glad it was a nice day for it!!!

Wendy said...

What a cool thing! Love the painting you made :)

Stacy/Creativemuse said...

That is sooo awesome how uber creative and fun. that pom pom hat must have taken ages..hopefully they had a sweater machine!!!
What are you up to with out the year of color blog? are you taking art in a different path? so nice to see what you have been up to!
thanks
Warmly,
Stacy~Creativemuse

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paperbird said...

How fun- cute photographs of you. I miss the swaps from a year of color :(

Vicki B. said...

Hi
I have also just finished Blogging for Bliss and came to take a peek at your blogsite. Love the art exchange even if it looks a little to cold! Brrr! I especially loved the artsy taxi - what fun!

Thanks for the site I will be back!!

inspiredpointsofview said...

That looks like so much fun! What a great art swap. I am constantly on the look out for something like this in my area. I guess, I may have to travel :)

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koralee said...

This looks like it was amazingly fun fun fun. Just had to leave a comment to tell you how much I adore your blog...you inspire not only me but many many others. Happy sweet February to you..get through this month and you will be home free to Spring!!!! xo

Rachel R said...

Hi Kari,
I peek in on your blog every so often and just now discovered you are in MN! I'm not quite sure where medicine lake is...I'll be looking that up...but I grew up in White Bear Lake (where I ice-fished as a little girl but not in fancy ice shantis such as these) and currently live in Woodbury. I'm always thrilled when I run across a fellow Minnesota creater/blogger. I'll be visiting you more often now! You can find me at aliceandelsie.blogspot.com.

jenny holiday said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COOOOOOOL!!!!!

enough said!!!!!!!!!

well..and that I loved what you brought!!

xoxo Jenny

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