Paintings by the Ice Princess

There once was an Ice Princess who visited a friends gallery of paintings.  Inspired by his free flowing art work, she too wanted to create paintings that would flow and evolve.  Realizing she had neither the right materials nor the abilities to create exactly what her friend had, so looking around her surroundings she gathered what she had to use and would create here own work of art.

She called upon the strength of the winter’s full moon to clear the skies creating the coldest of nights.


Using her creek as a canvas she searched for just the right paintbrush.


Stepping back she realized what one sees can be viewed so differently depending on what angle you look at things.


And so she began to paint using all of nature’s elements to guide her strokes.



Ice Paintings

Ice Paintings



Realizing the patterns she was creating were beautiful, she decided to add a touch of color.


 Ice Paintings PC020194

PC020196So looking back at her work the Ice Princess realized that even she could create something beautiful with only what she had available around her.


Not everyone has the abilities to create a painting or a life that someone else has…

The gift is to take what you have to work with and create you own

Tapestry of Life…


Thanks to the world of nature I was given these beautiful paintings to preserve.

Wishing you this Christmas and always
Peace Love Joy
and a
Good Morning…  Good Afternoon…  Good Night…

Whatever it is to you

Photos & Words


Here I Am/Carrie


Horst in Edmonton said...

Carrie, these are wonderfull images, keep on shooting.

Beth said...

So beautiful! Thank you Carrie and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

john bord said...

Merry Christmas

JennyD said...

Carrie, this was pure genius! ...and you had me at the paint brush. Oh how I loved this post!

Joe said...

Well done as always Carrie, I enjoyed this so very much!

Dianne ... Walking In His Grace said...

What a wonderful story illustrated with your brilliant photography. I love what you see,and capture with your camera Carrie. Truly Beautiful images of Naure.
Merry Christmas to you and your family, and may you have a Happy, and Healthy New Year.
Hugs, Dianne :)

RedWillow said...

So beautiful that moon is. The ice has so many different patterns and textures, I love it . Wonderful thoughts and images Carrie.
Peace and Many Blessing to you and your hubby.
Merry Christmas and all the very best in the New Year. Im guessing your heading south soon.

Leovi said...

Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful compositions on his blog. Wish you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Best wishes. Leovi.

nita said...

Great blog and pictures, thank you for sharing, Happy Christmas

Kerrie said...

Image six is my favorite. Do you see the angel? Have a wonderful Christmas!

Toodie said...

You left me wanting more! Captivating photos Carrie. You do have an eye for special things.
Merry Christmas my friend to you and your family and your beloved animals.

JennyD said...

I can't believe what you just wrote, Kerrie (2 comments up). I came back to look at all of them again, and as I was scrolling through I saw the same thing you did :D and I was getting ready to ask Carrie if she saw it, too. It is all so extraordinarily beautiful!

JennyD said... fact, if you go down 3 more, you'll see the Madonna and child :)

Here I Am/Carrie said...

Hi everyone, just wanted to let you know I won't be around here for awhile. I seems I have a slipped disc in my lower back which is very painful. Sitting here at the computer makes it worse. I over did it with preperations for Christmas and a party I gave. I am hoping after a few days of taking it easy it will improve. So wishing all of you a wonderful Christmas. Hugs Carrie

JennyD said...

Carrie, you take care of you. Nothing is more painful than disc problems in a back. Believe me, my back with it long plates and screws can attest to that. So be careful, be good, let that warm/hot water from the shower run down your back and stay away from the computer. Get babied and waited on. It's your turn ;)
....and Merry Christmas to your heart from mine, sweetie. XOXOXO

Sharon Kirby said...


First of all, I wish you a speedy recovery! I have problems with my neck - disc pain is the worst! Praying for you...

Now, these photos were beautiful, and I was totally enchanted by the story you told. It was precious. What I appreciate about your photography is that it reflects your heart. You weave a beautiful tapestry...

Have a very Merry Christmas and GOD BLESS!

Gerry said...

I hope your back get better and that you have a nice Christmas!

Kevin said...

Nice work Carrie, some intriguing patterns.

Anonymous said...

Your photos are absolutely gorgeous Carrie!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas,
and a very Happy New Year

Garry xox

JennyD said...

Running by to wish you a Merry Merry Christmas, Carrie! It's now Christmas morning but only 2:30am. I hope your back is getting some rest and not in so much pain. I'll be thinking of you.

Mei said...

Merry Christmas Carrie! Beautiful sky with the moon and your writing are so nice, wish I can wirte like you! :-) Take care my friend, have a good rest for Christmas, no more gardening for a while... you're doing to much... thinking of you, keep warm. Mei

Anonymous said...

Mother Nature at her most creative! But it takes a true artist to see what most of us fail to notice! Wishing you a healthy and prosperous 2011. laird. ;)

Words the Windows to the Soul said...

Merry Christmas Carrie, and don't you dare get hurt what will I have to write of without your eyes.....
Peace to you

Anonymous said...

Once again your pictures have me marvel. I love art, abstract expressionism. Here you show that nature is the best artist. That's what I love about your photographs. You show how Nature is an artist not just a machine performing life functions for us, all creatures. I like to come back and visit. Feel inspired.

Thanks for book link. I am thrilled you are book sharing.

Take care
~ Hap