Stone Art and Rock Balancing

We live about the furthest you can from the sea in England 😦 Which is very sad as I do love the sea. So when I do get the opportunity to visit the beach it’s nice to take a little piece of it home! Last October, while in Brighton, I saw all those lovely pebbles on the beach and my collection was born.image

I’ve been toying with the idea of painting stones for a long while. So I needed more stones. My collection continued when we were holiday in May and visited a few more shingle beaches. Zori and Munashe spent hours throwing stones into the sea so I continued to collect. I was looking for those smooth flat pebbles, you know the ones that are great for skimming stones.

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While I was busy choosing stones to make some pebble people, Munashe had his own idea. ‘Look Mummy’, he called after just a few minutes of playing with some stones.
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I’ve seen alot of these amazing pictures of rocks of art. There’s a guy called Micheal Grab who creates loads of incredible rock art. Here’s a few of my favorite pics. His website Gravity Glue is full of them.

I had thought this would make a fun activity to do ‘one day’. Looks like Munashe beat me to it!

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There’s even a book been written all about balancing rocks! I need to get a copy, those amazon reviews are looking good! The book is called Center of Gravity: A Guide to the Practice of Rock Balancing, it’s written by a guy called Peter Jhul. As well as explaining how to’s in simple terms it apparently it also includes physics and calculus. So Munashe if you are wanting to take it to that next level??!!

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5 thoughts on “Stone Art and Rock Balancing

  1. I love this and the idea of balancing rocks for an art project. The photos are beautiful and I spent my childhood on the river growing up and playing and building with river rocks. Just brought back so many memories. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round up and hope you have been enjoying the blog hop. #sharewithme

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  2. This is a great activity, kind of like natural Jenga! My kids are obsessed with stones. Gravel or pebbles, they don’t care. I’m always finding them at the bottom of pockets and bags. Becky x #ShareWithMe

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