Twelve Grumps of Christmas - Number Six, Snow Graffiti

@jb78000 (15173)
December 8, 2010 9:27am CST
ok, drawing fertility symbols all over other people's cars, smiley faces on your own and building remarkably well-endowed snowmen was funny the first time. the first time was the start of the last ice age. isn't it getting a bit overdone now though? how do you feel about snow graffiti, cute and funny or the biggest cliche this side of an itv sitcom? and do you draw things in snow yourself?
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@marguicha (97371)
• Chile
8 Dec 10
Hi jb I remember I used to draw faces in winter in the window glasses with my finger. My mom hated it and always told me she´d have to clean the glasses later. Of course that was at the start of the last ice age, when I was about 5. But I promised (and kept my word) not to get mad at my own children for doing it. I think it´s in the DNA; every child does it and they don´t when they gorw, I don´t have the least interest now of drawing doodles anywhere. I don´t (or did) snow grafitti as we don´t have snow where I live. But who knows if I had... I limited my drawing to faces though. Maybe I´m too old and in those victorian times people were all prudes
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@jb78000 (15173)
8 Dec 10
children, ok. i won't shout at them, even if they draw naughtier things than smilies. here every grown twenty year old does it though. and in fact most thirty, forty and fifty year olds too.
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@marguicha (97371)
• Chile
8 Dec 10
JEEEZZZ!!! The Peter Pan syndrome?
@jb78000 (15173)
8 Dec 10
i now have a picture of five or six middle aged men and women standing around one of these artworks. giggling.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Dec 10
I don't pay attention to it...
@jb78000 (15173)
8 Dec 10
maybe it is ignoring you too?
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Dec 10
Well of course. There is no snow in California. :D
@jb78000 (15173)
8 Dec 10
how do you know? if it is ignoring you, you wouldn't see it anyway.
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• United States
8 Dec 10
I actually like it, although I guess that I am not as creative as some ... or perhaps I am more creative depending upon how you look at it. We don't usually build snowmen and snowwoman, as they really serve no purpose once they are completed. Instead, we build snow horses, snow forts, snow mountains, etc. and play with them once they are completed. We ride the snow horses, hide out in the snow forts, and climb the snow mountains to escape monsters or whatever our imagination contrives on any given day.
@jb78000 (15173)
8 Dec 10
yes. you should knit her some clothes asap. poor purple. shivering in a snow ford with nothing on.
• United States
8 Dec 10
Yeah, why do you think I am purple in the first place?!
@jb78000 (15173)
8 Dec 10
should have realised a long time ago. i'll fax you over a blanket.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
8 Dec 10
Nah! Never written in the snow if my life. But I do lots of things with sand
@jb78000 (15173)
8 Dec 10
what?
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
8 Dec 10
Depends on who I am with
@GardenGerty (100427)
• United States
8 Dec 10
Hey, I missed number five. I am going to go on a search for it. No, I do not draw anything in snow. I usually just shovel the snow. What I like is a good fort or sculpture with colored water sprayed on it. Those are appropriate for kids, and that is who usually does them. No snow yet here for me to see what goes on this year though.
@jb78000 (15173)
8 Dec 10
kids and purplealabaster i think. a really good snow castle would have been great fun when i was a child. thing biggest thing we ever made was a little snowman - wasn't all that much snow where (and spose 'when') i grew up.
@sulynsi (2837)
• Canada
12 Dec 10
Snow is something you shovel, slip in, complain about, get tired of.....it is not a medium for art...however it may be rated.
@yoniarnon (1081)
• Israel
9 Dec 10
I didn't come from a snowy country so when i stay in snow i think it is really nice to "paint" on it :)
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
9 Dec 10
Hmm, If we had snow here, then I would probably indulge in some of that behaviour as it would be a novelty, but once the novelty wore off, I could imagine it getting old real fast! I have been to the snow here in Australia a few times and one time there was a huge snowman in a not so flattering position on all fours. As a young man at the time, it was hilarious, but I would hope not to find this sort of thing now while visiting the snow with my kids!
@Hatley (164639)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Dec 10
hi jb uh , snow graffiti in sunny cold Sputhern California cold enough' tonight to snow but it will not, about forty which is unusual for us here in California. So I cannot draw snow grafiti even if I wanted to' which I really do not. I did grow up in South Dakota which was snowy all winter long but I did not make any snow graffiti. just a few snow men and some snow forts so we could all have snow battles with snow balls.
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
9 Dec 10
Well, I have not been drawing anything in the snow. I did do a snow angel a few years ago. That was almost life changing. If we get some good packing snow, I wouldn't mind making a snow statue of a TSA agent doing his thing at work.
@celticeagle (118609)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Dec 10
I don't draw things in the snow. I used to do an occasional angel in the snow with the kids but don't even do that anymore. I don't think snow graffiti is nice. It is the season to be jolly not stupid. Sometimes it might be alittle funny and cute but it depends on what it is I guess.