Wednesday, November 30, 2011

here's to you, marshmallow man


another thing i ♥ about Christmas is building a big snowman in the front yard.
i remember fun times as a kid in indiana trying to outdo my brothers by making a snowman that was bigger than theirs (which wasn't too hard, because they usually spent all their time throwing snowballs at me instead of building.....).
of course, living in florida, we don't see too many snowmen in front yards, so i think the next best thing is stacking three extra large marshmallows on top of each other.....a little melted chocolate in between the layers will usually hold them together.
 
....you probably knew it wouldn't take me long to somehow bring
this conversation around to the subject of chocolate.....right....?  :))

{artwork created using koi watercolors, micron pens, graphite pencil}




20 comments:

Janie Husband said...

lori, in north east ohio we built the same snowman and had the same fun you and your brothers did.....memories, aren't they wonderful....we now live in north carolina, where we do get cold and some snow....nothing like north east ohio lake effect snow though....as a matter of fact, we had snow flurries yesterday here in nc.... ;-)

Linda said...

Nice work, Lori!
Greetings,
Linda

Anonymous said...

Oh Lori - I love your artwork. Here in Canada we have cold blustery snow today - not enough for a snowman but enough to put you in the Christmas spirit. I love it!
Have a creative day.
Erin

Jeanette said...

Lori, What an adorable snowman! Thanks for the trip down memory lane building snowmen and the ensuing snow balls fights the boys would create. And, I love the fact of creating your own snowman from marshmallows w/chocolate too - mmmm...think my stomach is growling. Bet you made some awfully cute snowangels too! Thanks for the smile! xoxo, Jeanette

SparkleFarkle said...

I'm with you, a snowman in the front yard is da man! We gave our snowman a heart light, last year. Carve a ♥ cavity into the back of the snowman. First place a small sheet of red velium vertically into the opening, then an activated Flicker Flame (Battery Operated LED Tea Light)on the snow-shelf next. From the front view, you're "da man" shows his warm ♥!

Enjoy the white stuffly yours,
SparkleFarkle~~~~~*

lori vliegen said...

super idea, sparkle!! i love it!! (do you think that will work with marshmallows, too?! xox)

Jessie May said...

What a cute snowman! I will happily send snow your way when it snows in England, which I'm sure it will sometime.

Jean M. said...

Love your little snowman:)

Margaret said...

So gorgeous and I love the idea of the marshmallow snowman
Margaret xx

Kelly Warren said...

Too cute! Of course I completely agree with your marshmellow and chocolate Florida version! I've lived my entire life in Florida, and I'm pretty happy with never having had to deal with snow. I hope you are well and had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

PaperPumpkin said...

Snowman building is fun! We get the chance every winter here in WNY I'd have to say. My husband is the town snowman builder for all occasions...oy. Your snowman art is unbelieivibly adorable! K

Cathy Bueti said...

Super cute Lori! Love your snowman! Maybe I can send you some snow from NY when it gets going! lol Although your idea of marshmallows and chocolate sounds much better!

:)

Dolores said...

I love marshmallows and snowmen - especially yours.
First snowfall today in TO but it didn't stay. It was white for a while which was nice.

MollyGirl said...

Ooh... I like the marshmallows and chocolate better than the snow but your snowman drawing is adorable. Love the accordion journal, too!

Anonymous said...

Lori - I always LOVE how you bring chocolate into everything! I eat chocolate everyday in some form or another. I am a Tried & True Chocoholic.
LOVE your snowman too. (No snow here yet. :)
Grandma Nancy

Eulalia said...

Yum yum... yum... very good marshmallow with chocolate...but I cannot eat your fabulous snowman, so cute!!!
There isn't snow in my town but I have a little snowman inside one of my snowballs... I love them.
xoxoxo Eulalia

We Three 3 said...

I forgot you lived in Florida! I lived in Clermont for 6 years and then we backtracked to NY:)) Still not used to the cold after two years. That Florida sun sure did warm my bones:))

Lana said...

Lori, I could look at your fresh, whimsical art all...day...long. Thanks for making me smile each time I visit! :)

Dymphie said...

you always have the cutest drawings. Love your marshmallow man.

Createology said...

Adorable drawing. Now for the hot chocolate...

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