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Sand In the City 2009

I did not think I would be at home for Sand in the City this year, but I was!

My partner worked hard on the Tiki Surfboard Sculpture with a larger group of workers this year and they had such a good time. Just about 30 minutes before the end of the competition WHOOSH went the 8 foot tall front figure and they only had time for a short remedy before they had to stop work.

Packing Sand


Fortunately or Unfortunately the KING5 news team was there filming their work as the figure came down. We made the news about our unfortunate disaster.

Hard at Work

Sand in the City is the major fundraiser for the Children’s Hands One Museum here in our fair city and it is an extremely successful project and event. They are working on building a new and very classy building near the port site of Olympia and I think our children are blessed now with their presence and will be in the future with this new project.

Maybe the Whoosh will show up on YouTube! Then you can all see it. You will also notice that this group of pictures has someone in a Kilt – see another part of my travel adventures?


Also this weekend was the “Hemp Festival” across the lake from us with booths and rides, and balloon play structures – they seemed to be doing a great educational event with lots of music.

Climbing Rock

I thought the Sculptures were more simple in design this year and the games, huge sandbox, Puget Sound Marine Life projects and Hands On events great fun. We did not attend the Gala’s or go dancing, but those events were happening also.

The award winners are not posted yet – Sorry I do not have that information.

finished faces

A number of folks have celebrated my birthday with champagne this weekend also, thought I would get those posted shortly… so send them if you have them!

Hope you enjoy the pictures. Looking forward to your comments

Here are the links to last year’s posts and events:
Sand in the city
Sand in the City Part 1
Sand in the City Part 2

14 Responses to “Sand In the City 2009”

  1. Vered - Blogger for Hire Says:

    These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing the photos.

  2. J.D. Meier Says:

    That looks like fun and I haven’t played in the sand in years.

    I never learned how to sculpt and sand sculptures never cease to amaze me. Art from Earth is cool.

  3. Patricia Says:

    This is really a fundraiser that builds the community as well – it was cooler this year which was helpful.

    Want to be on a team for next year? There are classes several days in a row to teach one how to sculpt and they are always looking for new teams to have a creation and attend the Gala!

    It is very fun

  4. Talon Says:

    Sorry about the “whoosh”! I’m amazed how detailed the sand sculptures are! Looks like a good time was had by all.

  5. Patricia Says:

    I have some more pictures to put up of the Sculptures – yes they are quite detailed and fine tuned. All in 7 hours time!

  6. Tess The Bold Life Says:

    I love the photos and the cause. How wonderful! I also looked at your Scottland photos and the food made me hungry. I’m happy you had a nice trip and have safely returned. Kicking up more fun!

  7. Patricia Says:

    I was hungry to have an out of town experience and feel sated by my experience. Definitely kicking up more fun…Thanks for coming by and your wonderful video today – lovely, I put it on facebook and twitter

  8. Hilary Says:

    Hi Patricia .. I love sand sculptures .. and yours looks great – would love to have that capacity to design like that!

    I just wanted to say .. I hope all is well today – it sounds like you have your hands full and my thoughts go out to you – glad the sands of time give you some time out.

    All the best … Hilary Melton-Butcher
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  9. Patricia Says:

    Thank you for coming on by – I seem to be in a very busy space right now – lots of people dropping in and with the arrival of the solar panels for the house – tons of noise…this is always the way when one gets home from being away. Good energy

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  11. Jannie Funster Says:

    Oh no, the Tiki went whoosh. I never realized they were not solid sand, clever to use the buckets and such inside teh sculptures.

    Is the hemp festival like Canada’s Canabis Day?

  12. Patricia Says:

    The sculptures are solid sand – the buckets are like molds or forms to shape the sand – the sand is tamped into the mold then carefully removed. Then the carver sculpts.

    Hemp festival is to celebrate all the things one can do with hemp (such as clothing and rope and food) and also to promote making it Legal here as in Canada

  13. Barbara Swafford Says:

    Hi Patricia,

    The sand sculptures are awesome. I’m always in awe of what people can create with something like sand – such talent.

    It looks like everyone had a great time. If the whoosh makes it to YouTube, you’ll have to share the link with us.

  14. Patricia Says:

    Thank you for coming by – after taking the lessons and attempting last year to sculpt – I can tell you it is extremely difficult and I do not have the talent at all – though I am fairly good with clay and bread dough!

    I hope the whoosh gets on You Tube – it is amazing