I stumbled across this fascinating video showing close up photos of snowflakes and it inspired me to make a couple of snowflake melon carvings. Before scrolling down to see my carved snowflake designs, take a look at this short (1:12 minutes) video. It’s pretty amazing to see the variety of snowflake crystals that exist in nature. Nature is THE most astonishing artist ever!
These up-close photos of snowflakes are incredibly fascinating
Posted by NowThis on Saturday, January 14, 2017
Snowflakes form when water vapor turns to ice. As they fall, changing temperature and humidity shape them.
You can see more of Alexey Kljatov’s remarkable snow crystal close up photos at http://alexey-kljatov.pixels.com/index.html?tab=images. If you fall in love with any of his snowflake photos, you can order wall art, t-shirts, mugs, greeting cards, phone cases and more featuring your favorite snowflakes.
My Snowflake Melon Carvings – Can You Spot 6 Differences?
These 2 slightly different melon carvings are my interpretation of one of Alexey Kljatov’s snow crystal photos.
These 2 very similar carvings may look more like a mandala than what we think of as a snowflake design. But you can see from the photo below that is does resemble the framework of a real snow crystal. I did add more detail to the center just for fun.
These were both carved from the same pattern with a few variations. Can you find 6 carving differences? The answers are shown at the bottom of this post.
Tools for making Snowflake Melon Carvings Easy.
Keep your eyes peeled for carving inspiration everywhere
When you keep your eyes (and imagination) open, you’ll see inspiration for carvings all around you, in nature and in all sorts of everyday objects. These snowflake melon carvings are only one example of ideas you can use for carving. Have fun coming up with your own nature and object inspired ideas.
Answer Key: Differences in the two snowflake carvings