Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sand art!

Art takes many forms. At the San Clemente Ocean Festival, sand is the medium used to create these incredible sand sculptures. Many hours go into the making of each one, and the results are just amazing.

I love big dogs so I really fell in love with this pooch. The expression on her face makes her seem very lifelike. I wonder if the sand sculptors modeled her after their own dog?

This giant sea turtle looks like she just came out of the ocean, they even added coloring to make her "green"! You can't see it in the photo but they had a cute little starfish that was squirting water! They also added great texture on her legs. "Going Green" was the theme of their sculpture.

Can't make it to China for the Summer Olympics? Here's a mini version of the Great Wall of China, not quite like the real thing but very impressive. They even finished it off with the Olympic symbol!

I think the saddest part is at the end of the day...these beautiful pieces of art are washed away with the high tide. Well, I'll be sure to come back next summer to see what the sand artists come up with!


Zo-Be Designs said...

Oh wow, the turtle is amazing!

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love living in California, don't you? Are we lucky OR WHAT?!?!

Mary Richmond said...

these are great! thanks for sharing them

Lori's Glassworks said...

Thanks for sharing this event! I really like the turtle, wish I could see it in person. Miss the beach...