Friday, February 19, 2010

snow masks

late last evening, when the snow finally tapered off we went outside into the white, fluffy world,  all dampened and quiet by the new, pristine layer of snow. it was still and lovely and the perfect snow for playing. it made great snowballs and excellent snow angels. then, husband got the bright idea of making a faceprint in a clean stretch of snow. it was so cool, i had to run in for the camera.

the faceprints are really quite spooky. it's amazing how clearly you can see every wrinkle and the expression. what's also amazing is how they pop out of the picture, when in reality, they're pressed into the snow.

husband

me, clearly not relishing that faceful of cold.

sabin, wearing a warm hat

another one of sabin.
hers is spookiest, because it looks like a little girl buried in the snow.

aren't they deliciously creepy?

22 comments:

cestlavietlb said...

Those are so creepy! But also look like a lot of fun! I'd love to play in the snow like that someday :)

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

I have never seen snow masks. I also agree with you--they are spooky--very different,

Best
Tracy :)

Cyndy said...

These are über-cool! I have never seen anything like it. You say they are your faces pressed INTO the snow? (I can now see myself trying this and my neighbors calling for the men in white coats...).

My FIL used to make awesome snow sculptures. I think his young life in the mountains as a sheep rancher gave him lots of time to play in the snow. I wonder if he ever made masks?

Seriously, these are pressed INTO the snow?

*jean* said...

yes!! deliciously creepy is the perfect description!! very cool.....ah,.no pun intended...

so NOT cool said...

I can't believe that I've never tried this! Right now, we have a foot of snow so hard that you can walk on it, so I'll have to wait until the next storm. Soon, I hope!

The bottom one is definitely spooky. Thanks for sharing and have a damn awesome weekend!

Bill Stankus said...

You definitely need warmer days. You are suffering from (the scientific name is) "Snow Insanity". Also known as Snow Crazy.

janet said...

What great photos they make...Love the last one of your daughter...beautifully creepy!

Char said...

spooky, yet cool and very intriguing

Marilynne said...

Spooky, very spooky, but interesting as well.

spudballoo said...

totally weird and creepy but brilliant!!

Vancouver's Enviro Girl said...

You're right, the last one is creepy, but very artistic. Do tell how you managed to do this...

Barb said...

These are really cool! I love them. And they do pop out in the pictures!

CatLadyLarew said...

What a cool idea... these are amazing!

Polly said...

brilliant! I would never tell they are pressed in if you didn't tell me! the last one is creepy

An Open Heart said...

Wow, those are great....wouldn't they be fun framed and hanging on a wall in your house? I know, they are kind of spooky, but seriously, they would be COOL art.

Your photo mojo rockin' the snow...


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Janni said...

Hi Julie

I think they are really amazing. Looks like deathmasks - creepy cool

Janni

Delena said...

I love your phrase "deliciously creepy". Here I thought snow angels were artsy!

Just Jules said...

for the briefest moment - just now... I could see them as being indented

Sammi said...

they do creep me out a bit julie!!! not sure i'd like to do that how on earth did you do it!!!!

Molly said...

We discovered this weird reverse effect doing handprints in the snow many years ago - didn't think to do it with our faces - but today, at 37 degrees in CT, the thought of pressing my face into a snow-bank is almost unbearably attractive!

Deb G said...

Love this! Next time there is enough snow around here I'm trying it.

dogimo said...

As hard as I try to look at these and make them indentations, they just refuse to flip visually!

I can't understand why I've never seen this before. What an amazing trick!