Well in a hilarious turn of events, there was a bit of a replay today.
The Holiday Catalog went live today.
It's really full of amazing.
But as usual, I'm mystified by some of the images.
I thought that the highlighted image in this set was a badminton racket that was missing a handle. That screams holiday, right?
I asked Brian King what it was, and he briefly thought it was a jai alai racket. I stuck to either wiffle ball or badminton, but I didn't think people played any of those things in the snow, and the rest of the set is pretty wintery. We played a lot of wiffle ball and badminton, but we didn't have sleds or ice skates around while we were doing it.
I am not sure what possessed me to ask a fellow resident of the southern states this question, but maybe I just don't have enough friends in Minnesota or Alaska.
However, he's far enough north that he did have a little glimmer of recognition while we tried to hash it out.
A lively conversation ensued, during which he told me he thought he knew what it was.
"I think it's some sort of foot sled," he said.
"What is a foot sled?" I asked. He wasn't really sure but he felt like you put your foot in it and did something. The "some sort of" led me to believe that there are a decent variety of foot sled apparati that I needed to be educated about. (Assuming, of course, that the plural of apparatus is apparati.)
A foot sled sounds to me like something you put your foot in by itself and watch it go sledding down the hill. It didn't make sense to me. Isn't an ice skate technically a foot sled? And there's already an ice skate in that set. None of it made sense.
I was set on badminton.
But then he enlisted the help of some friends on Facebook in northern climes who revealed to us that it is, in fact, a snowshoe.
AHHHHHHH - that made much more sense than a broken badminton racket or a foot sled.
Technically, I had to admit, though, that his initial assessment of "food sled" was correct, if somewhat abstract.
I suppose we are all allowed a little abstraction.
Speaking of abstraction, I'm doing the tutorial on Splitcoast today!
This is a technique for marbling with the MISTI that I came up with and featured at my retreats this summer. I swore everyone to secrecy until the tutorial was published. It's SO much fun and so easy.
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And here's the video - it's just a three minute card!
So don't forget to make sure you know where your foot sleds are today - winter is coming!