Stone Art and Rock Balancing

We live about the furthest you can from the sea in England ūüė¶ 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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