Friday, February 19, 2010

nice work, jack!


my little buddy jack
dropped by in the night!

i heard his spiky little paintbrush
scratching etching
on the bedroom window.

a tiny
triple zero
paintbrush


fractalizing
little water crystals
into spiked ferns -
splendiferizing the view!


hey, nice work jack!




17 comments:

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Indeed!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

A true artist is Mr. Frost.

Dan Gurney said...

Jack's brother, Robert, is one of my favorite poets!

Jack is quite the ice sculptor!

Coastcard said...

Perfect - and so well observed, Steven.

Titus said...

Nice one steven! I like "splendiferizing"

Elisabeth said...

Nice work, Jack indeed. These etchings are amazing. A blade on the glass, crystal cut. Forests in the ice.

Kaotic said...

Those pictures are fascinating.

Dave King said...

Brilliant. For me one of the upsides of the recent cold spell was just exactly the sort of wonder you depict here. I had almost forgotten the spell they used to weave in my childhood. This year even double-glazing an d central heating couldn't keep them at bay.

Jenny Stevning said...

I am such a dork! At first I thought, "Who's Jack?" DUH!!! Maybe it is because I have never see his work in person. :)
Those are amazing photos!

The Weaver of Grass said...

There is nothing more beautiful than Jack Frost at his work Stevn - we should make the most of the next few weeks because soon he will be gone for another year.

Friko said...

there's so much beauty in the delicate tracery the gentle fingers of Jack Frost magic on to a window.
You have captured it beautifully.

Margaret Pangert said...

Beautiful! The very tiny, delicate snowflakes falling add to the charm of Jack's work.

Kay said...

again the beauty in nature is astounding...its frosty here tonight too...jack is busy worldwide!!

Golden West said...

Love the detail - they do so look like ferns!

Eryl Shields said...

Splendiferizing indeed!

steven said...

hey thanks everyone - jack's work is fascinating to me - first because it appears so unecpectedly and randomly on the windows and secondly because it really is so beautiful!!! i'm sorry i can't respond to each comment today but i'm overloaded with a number of personal and professional tasks and so i'll clear them away tonight and be back at this the way i like to be tomorrow!!! thanks very much for visiting and leaving such thoughtful and generous comments my friends!!! steven

Joanna said...

Stephen, I enjoyed your photos so much. This kind of frost is something I've rarely seen as it's just not quite cold enough in Victoria (or of course in Mazatlan!)