Yesterday as was privileged to be part of a team creating a large sand art design on my home beach. It was a cold day, but everyone wrapped up warm and got stuck in. I have always been involved with organising fund raising events and community projects. This one I only participated in, so can claim no part in the organising.
There’s a thing called Clean Coasts that happens where I live. My home beach has won the seaside award for the last number of years, we are very proud of this achievement. My other half headed up another group that does the In-Bloom competition that runs nationally.
On Friday morning armed with rakes and tools an enthusiastic group met down at the beach. Bearing in mind this is the first time I’ve done this I was wondering if my skills would be adequate for such a large canvas. I needn’t have worried as I was given full instructions in what to do. I had Sol and Seb with me, they were great workers on this project. Seb jumped in to be photographer and has taken photographs that I will use in the local newspaper.
It took us well over two hours to create this masterpiece, the fun we had in the process was great. There was filming and drone photography going on, I will post links when they are published later this month. A Coca-Cola representative was there, myself and the children managed to get ourselves in some publicity photographs.
This is the end result, it’s so sad to see it being washed away. People were talking about the art work on Facebook, even in neighbouring town pages. It was fun to ‘eavesdrop’ and read what they were saying. Most of them were curious as to what was happening.
This was us posing for filming with a drone from above.
Work in progress, you can see Sol wearing yellow in the heart shape.
The size of the art can’t really be appreciated by photograph, but it really was a great piece to be involved in.