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20 February 2014

Snow Painting


Angel said, "Let's go out and paint pictures in the snow!"
I asked, "With what?"
He said, "Your purple hair dye!"

I was okay with painting the snow, but I didn't think that my purple hair color was the best way to do it, even if I didn't particularly like that shade of purple. Together, we brainstormed ideas. My oil paints? No, they wouldn't mix with water. Watercolor paint? We didn't have any. Angel was back to the plan of using purple hair color when I vaguely remembering seeing something about people painting snow with food coloring. I had food coloring!

We were outside in the time it took us to choose our color and mix up some food coloring in a spray bottle full of cold water. It felt a bit risque, almost like we were vandalizing our own yard with our messages. But the next day it snowed again and covered them up. They didn't last long, but it sure was fun!



I don't think either of us are destined to be graffiti artists.

*Warning: If you decide on a month of adventure in February, realize that a rather large proportion of your adventure might end up involving snow. Because that's what you have to work with!

Eva Marie Taylor said...

haha...I love the Beware Cat one...and Morphine looks like he read the message!
Eva Marie

Paige @ Reasons to Come Home said...

This is too funny! Love the way the cat looks like he is reading the message.

Elle Sees said...

a week ago we had snow, an ice storm, and an earthquake. today, it's 76. craziness!!

Smallnhot Sarah said...

Woww that looks cool ! How I wish I get to play in the snow too ! hahaha

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Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

hahaha the beware of cat one was hilarious. i am so over this snow! there's so much of it piled everywhere it makes backing out of the driveway hard because you can't see anything!

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

Krysten Gautreaux said...

LOL YES! That is such an awesome idea! I may have to suggest this to Iz once we're done getting dumped on with snow again.

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

ha ha! I love the photo with the cat looking back on the sign.

bisous
Suzanne

Charlene Maugeri said...

Oh this is fantastic! I wanna try! Too bad all our snow is melting.

Lenya said...

That's too funny Rachel!!! Love the beware of the cat one! Lol

Stephanie said...

hahaha!! The cat one is hilarious!!!

Lizzy said...

haha, the cat picture is the best.

Kristina said...

During our last snow, when we were out, I kept wanting to put some color in the snow as well. Food coloring and water in a squirt bottle would have worked. I didn't do it though.

Laura B said...

Haha! I love this idea! I want to vandalize the snow in my yard because I am so sick of seeing it! This would be a cute idea to do with my daughter when she is older, too.

AwesomelyOZ said...

loL your cat was looking back at that too how precious!! I'm sick of snow too however, it is nice that the weather temp is actually becoming more pleasant. :) It is starting to feel like Spring and that makes me very happy! -Iva

Joey said...

Oh my gooooooosh! This looks SO fun!! I wish I would have known about this when we had (what little we'll have for the year) snow!! The beware cat is awesome. Especially because he's looking back on it like "wait, who me?" :)

Carolynn Markey said...

I saw the beware cat one on pinterest earlier from someone who pinned it (not you)....and was that WHAT THE WHAT?!?! and now I just found out it was your picture. hah hah :P

Jennifer Prod said...

ahh, this is so happy! i've been wanting to do a snow painting for a while, but my message wouldn't be nearly as quirky and humorous as yours... such fun :)

The Lady Okie said...

What a fun idea! I've never even thought of this before.

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Bahahahah "Beware Cat"... that's awesome! What a good idea!! I hate the snow and avoid it at all costs because I'm a grumpy bitch BUT I'm going to tell my sister about this - I bet her kids would LOVE it!!!! :D

Inge Jane said...

Love this! And the picture with your cat is too funny!

AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

Ha, love that cat one the best.

Lisa said...

That's such a fun idea! Must remember this the next time it snows here

Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said...

I'm so sick of the snow! Snow painting does sound fu. Though :)

Amanda Jaynes said...

Ha- that's awesome! I laughed out loud at that cat picture!!

Carylee said...

Hahahah! I'm dying! This is so awesome! Thanks so much for posting - this may actually make me want one more snow!
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Nina W said...

Ha! So fun! I remember painting in the snow with food coloring. I wish I had thought of that when we had our blizzard last week. We're experiencing 60 degree weather this week, so I don't think I'll have an opportunity to do that for a long while.

Haley said...

You guys are fun! I like this adventure!! And the Beware Cat picture is the best. Probably because I'm afraid of them.. so thank you for the warning.. ;)

Angela said...

That's so fun!

Anna Belle said...

This is too awesome!! I want to go write "no more snow" right now! Enough!

My brothers and I did this once as kids - we made a ninja turtle and a lion (I was reading the Chronicles of Narnia, again). My mom made us a whole set of colors and it kept us busy for a few hours!

Jessica Cangiano said...

You know, usually I can't get enough of winter. I welcome its chilly factor, its subdued palette, its icy temps and need for countless layers, but this time around, for reasons unknown, it simply can't melt into spring quickly enough for me, so I second your plea for "no more snow" through and through (no dice there today, we woke up with a fresh dumping and more is in the forecast for the coming weekend).

♥ Jessica

*PS* Thank you very much for your wonderful comment on yesterday's post. I too feel that the blogging world would benefit substantially from more quality over sheer content volume.

Cat @ MaryMarthaMama.com said...

Ugh the snow! I agree 100%. No more snow!

Rhea D said...

lol, that actually looks fun!

rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

Haha... that looked like fun!

Rachel Porter said...

you guys have to much fun!! haha! that's awesome!

Kari said...

Hilarious! You sure told that snow what's what! Maybe it will be too afraid to come back again:)

Katie Elizabeth said...

Haha! No more snow pleaaaaase! I'm so over winter!!

Erica said...

Your poor kitty looks really spooked!! There is something about a big blank white spot that screams "colour me!!!!", and I think you did a wonderful job at it ;) Looks like fun too!

Home Jobs by MOM said...

We totally did this last month. My snow painting kept getting messed up though. The bottles started not spraying and stuff. I think they were freezing.

Anonymous said...

How cool! I've never tried snow painting before.