Pretty salty about missing the Ice Carnival

I do not believe this is the work of Ice Visions, but it's a shot I took of an ice sculpturist going to work at Naughti Gras V last year.

I do not believe this is the work of Ice Visions, but it’s a shot I took of an ice sculpturist going to work at Naughti Gras V last year.

It was all over the news AFTER the fact. Okay, it might have been publicized a bit before hand and I just wasn’t around to know about it, but c’mon! I seriously missed the Eighth annual Ice Sculpture Carnival on one of the nicest days of the season AND (this is the kicker) I didn’t have to work!

Okay, I’ll stop complaining and just be happy that I can live vicariously through photos and friends status updates.

Ice Visions
So it looks like there were ice sculptures by Ice Visions who have created sculptures for evens all over St. Louis since 1992. The artist is David Van Camp, and from the about page on his site, sounds like he’s a pretty big big-shot in the ice sculpting sector of the universe. He’s had awards in 40 competitions and appeared at some snazzy world ice championship in Ashiakawa, Japan and won 6th place one. He’s won a handful of first and second place medals in St. Charles too. So, you want some ice mermaid at your sweet 16, he’s the guy to call.

Delmar Loop Ice Carnival
So this ice visions company created a ton of sculptures and placed them up and down Delmar Blvd. in the Loop. They made a specialty sculpture of a cactus for Q’doba, an American Traditional eagle for Iron Age tattoo, and my personal fav: a Grateful Dead bear outside Sunshine Daydream. I couldn’t imagine the time it had to take to make all of these sculptures. It was also about 60 degrees Saturday, so I imagine they started to dribble a bit. I couldn’t do that work. Put all that time and effort into something that’s just going to melt away. So kudos to them for setting that up.

Well I apologize to all of my devout followers that I was not there first hand to share all the wonder that was the Eighth annual Delmar Loop Ice Carnival, but now we know for next year.

 

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