We are in the midst of the coolest celebration on earth – the Saint Paul Winter Carnival. One of my favorite events to attend is the snow sculptures. Teams work for hours taking a huge block of compacted snow and cutting and carving and sculpting it into a work of art. In years past I’ve only seen the sculptures after they were completed, but this year I decided to take in the actual carving. I found some teams with elaborate hand drawn sketches and plans for their sculpture, and other teams that had small dolls or toys that they were using for their design. The tools, measurements, and time that go into these works of art is amazing. The temperatures have been warmer than usual which created some challenges for the sculpting but the end results are always amazing.