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Snowy magic

Limitless creative possibilities

Snow is magical. It floats down from up high, coating the ground in a frosty layer that glistens in the sunlight. Days are filled with sledging, sliding, snowball throwing and snowy creations. Then, it’s in for mugs of hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows, cheeks, hands and toes toasting in front of the fireplace. 

The greatest joy of all, following our most recent snowfall here in England, was watching one of our dogs, Max, experiencing its soft texture for the first time. Tentatively he stepped out of the back door, treading with care across the patio as he made sense of what had happened to his garden. Where was his favourite stick? His pine cones? His ball? Soon, though, he was leaping through the snow, stopping only to catch snowballs.

Snow is full of possibilities. It can be moulded into almost any shape. Castles. Characters. Mythical creatures. I particularly liked a magnificent snow angel created by sculptor, Ed Elliot, in Malvern a few days ago.

Although snow is an invitation to create and a reminder of the possibilities, it’s not the only limitless medium. Every time you open a notebook, put a fresh canvas on an easel or pick up an instrument, anything can happen.

Snow is magical but your creations can be even more so. 

About Loretta Milan

Founder and Commissioning Editor of Original Life. We're on a mission to get everyone embracing their original selves. Everyone has creative magic in them. When I'm not writing, you'll find me enjoying books, tea, travel and art.

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