Wow. Thanks to you all for the faves, the watches, the comments on my latest daily deviation. Totally cool! I'm going to have to clear my inbox of the 380 messages of those who commented and faved my Ice Knight. I'll reply to those with questions or comments on my other devs.
Hello to my new watchers, I hope you'll be pleased with my journals and deviations as I add them. I'm slow with updating but my latest summer sand and ice pieces will be up soon.
So the season started with a large ice carving project for Kokanee. They launched a new beer in BC called Kokanee Frost. The promo company hired me to carve an ice bar and an entire patio full of ice furniture. I hired 5 people to help carve and move them around. We carved the tables and chairs and bar and sculptures in a giant freezer in Burnaby. That took 2 days in -20 degrees. The party was at Malones by Kits Beach. Everyone loved it and it was something different in a warm environment. The party lasted from 10am-2pm. At 2pm we moved all the ice (128 blocks of ice, an entire trailer load) into the parking lot. The promotes falsly assumed that the ice would melt in a day. I spent 3 hours making ice balanced sculptures there to entertain the crowd, then I was asked to smash them all because the owner wanted his parking space back. I learned a lot during this event.
I then drove to Edmonton Alberta to carve a sand barn for Canada day. That went flawless, except the sand wasn't the best to work with. Another learning adventure. Also I tried to make a worm out of recycled materials. I completed it, but was in no way satisfied by the result, so I didn't charge for it.
I just spent the last 10 days carving sand at the Calgary Stampede. We shoveled 60 tonnes of sand and turned it into a giant Pirates of the Carribean theme. I was in charge of the Kraken taking down the Black Pearl. It was exhausting, and had a few collapses, but it turned out beautifully, and stunned the huge crowds gathered about us.
Now I pack up and head to Edmonton tomorrow to carve dinosaurs for th Capital Exhibition (formerly Klondike Days) for another 10 days. Then a visit to Thunder Bay and my Mom, then to Parksville, BC for a sand sculpting competition. Then some stone carving in Victoria, the to Harrison Hot Springs for another sand competition in September.I may go to the NWSSA stone carving Symposium after that, we'll see.
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