Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Sand Sculpture

I recently came across an excellent book on the art of building things with sand.
It seemed like a natural for two Old Beach Bums like us.
So we gathered some recommended supplies:

Sandcastle Building Supplies
and headed for the beach.

We dug and wetted and patted and sculpted.
We carved and brushed and re-wetted and molded.
About an hour and a half later, PERFECTION!
Following some simple tips from the book,
we were geeked by how awesome our sculpture looked.

Only then did we discover that our camera battery was dead. 
No pictures.  Big bummer let-down.

We came home for lunch while the camera charged
then I headed back to the beach hoping to get some photos
while poor Husband went off to work.
By the time I got back, the beach was packed with families.
I was nervous our sculpture would be nothing
but a gob of trampled mush.
But there it was, still holding it's ground:
Sand Turtle Sandcastle Sand-Sculpture
Hello there, Mr. Sand Turtle!
He is about 1 ft.  tall and about 3 to 4 ft. long.

A couple of hours had past since we had left him
and the wind had worn away all of his finer details.
Also, there had been a small collapse on his one side.
But, Mr. Sand Turtle's remains were still somewhat recognizable:

Sandcastle Turtle Sculpture
I guess you'll just have to take our word for it
that when we first built him, he was a true work of art.

Sandcastle Turtle Sculpture
Blast those dead batteries!!

Note to future self:  Always check camera's readiness
before embarking on big adventures.

Happy Summer Day everyone!


Lucinda said...

Very happy that you found my book useful. Thanks for dropping a line -- and may your sand stand! -sandy feet

O'Neal said...

Very impressive! What a fun thing to create. Too bad about the camera though.


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