The Luminary Loppet's Enchanted Forest 2016!

Posted on February 09, 2016 by Jennifer Shea Hedberg | 0 Comments

WIntercraft Finnish Glass Ice Luminaries by Jennifer Shea Hedberg The Ice Wrangler for Luminary Loppet Enchanted Forest 2016

 

We were delighted to donate several Luminary Ice Sculptures to the Enchanted Forest area of the Luminary Loppet again this year. The weather was fabulous -- for the people that is. But, for ice, it was a little on the warm side which made it all a little hazy. The huge crowds of people, that came down to enjoy the thousands of ice luminaries and ice luminary sculptures, did not seem to mind, though. And, I am sure that the army of volunteers, that constructed and lit all the luminaries around the lake, also enjoyed the warmth while they were working. I will admit, that my crew and I enjoyed it as well.

 

Wintercraft Ice Luminary Sculpture by Jennifer Shea Hedberg The Ice Wrangler for Luminary Loppet Enchanted Forest 2016

What goes through a children's mind when they see an ice lantern for the very first time?

 

While the whole event is beautiful, my personal favorite is the Enchanted Forest. It has become a community ice lantern garden where a select group of people install artistic displays of ice and candles.

 

Enchanted Forest Community Ice Lantern Garden

The top image above shows a section of the many ice luminary groupings. The bottom row shows (l-r) Mary Arneson's beautiful Hobnail Teapot lanterns, Kathy Loeffler's Ice Castle, and finally, and unknown artist embedded wheat in ice. Lovely!

 

As for me, besides my signature Globe Ice Lanterns and Ice Glass, I decided to bring down some towers of Finnish Glass Ice Lanterns . . .

WIntercraft Finnish Glass Ice Luminaries by Jennifer Shea Hedberg The Ice Wrangler for Luminary Loppet Enchanted Forest 2016

 

 . . . and some Teardrop Ice Lanterns . . . 

WIntercraft Tear Drop Ice Lanterns by Jennifer Shea Hedberg The Ice Wrangler for Luminary Loppet Enchanted Forest 2016

 

. . . but my favorite was definitely the subtle beauty of a single Egg Ice Lantern we hung from a branch on the edge of woods overlooking the frozen lake and ski trail.

WIntercraft Hanging Egg Ice Lantern by Jennifer Shea Hedberg The Ice Wrangler for Luminary Loppet Enchanted Forest 2016

If you did not make it down the Enchanted Forest this year, try to put it on your calendar for next year - great fun!

Enjoy the Glow!

-- Jennifer Shea Hedberg, The Ice Wrangler

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