Saturday, March 2, 2013
We took the opportunity to visit the Sand Sculpting Championships held on the Gold Coast recently.
The sculptures are all done up along the esplanade, not down on the beach as one might think they would be.
After witnessing the weather there though I now completely understand why they choose to sculpt away from the waters' edge.
Truly amazing work and it was quite unbelievable to think that these are made of sand.
The finished sculptures are lightly sprayed with a fixative to give them some longevity.
A few simple tents lined the walkway, one of which held a space for the kids to have a go at sculpting for themselves.
After reading the step by step process of what is in involved in true sand sculpting, they all set about working on their own creations.
Sculpting a turtle was the example used for the explanations, Fairy Princess was methodical and precise in working on her sculpture.
Definitely something to visit again.