Monday, 6 February 2012

The Life and Times of Soloman Grundy...

.... well, almost! Like most people around the country, I spent my Sunday playing in the snow; I have been waiting for weather like this ever since 2010's epic snow falls melted away, and it finally arrived, albeit on a much smaller scale.

Myself and 'Dave' in 2010!
During these snow days, myself and @ultimatecoddy built Dave, a 5ft snowman that lived in our workplace's car park - we were so proud of him! And so, as soon as we saw a couple of inches had settled on the ground, we decided to make Dave 2.0.

Everything was going to plan; we built up his base, rolled up the mid section, created a head and even filled him out with extra snow. We gave him pauperie eyes, mouth and 'buttons', stick arms, a carrot nose and dressed him in an old scarf - he was perfect! After a few obligatory photographs, we left him in our front garden, smiling away at the world. Then, they came along......

Kids.

Kids who ran into the garden, knocked his head and body off and kicked him to bits - we knew it was inevitably going to happen, but not so soon...

So, in honour of his short existence, we have named Dave 2.0 Soloman Grundy, just like the rhyme... only our snowman's life was much, much shorter!


The beginning...

...rolling the body...

...sculpting the body...

...adding the head...

...almost knocking it off!

Padded out...

A scarf all the way from Rome, pauperie eyes and adding the carrot nose...

Adding some gloves...

Dave 2.0 is complete!

@ultimatecoddy getting a picture

What was to become known as 'Soloman Grundy'

Family photo!

The final chapter... just ten short minutes later.

Roll on Winter 2012/2013!

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