I had an extra day to play around at the same river spot (@dbtrfest) where the previous collaboration with @richardshillinglandart took place.. so in a way, this balance is a #derivative of that previous #wiggle.
Large rock here on the right was the top of the previous.. I struggled to decide which of these tops to use then, but finally settled with the elf head (seen here on the right)
Here I included 8 rocks from the previous thread, 2 of which were originally scavenged from Richard’s selection 2 days before, including the core design element (but here it’s flipped opposite face horizontally, which by nature of the angles n shape, demands a far loftier counterbalance... (can you identify the rock?) •
Plus 8 *new rocks, 2 of which scavenged from a previous balance sesh (including the new top — lovely color grade). And 1 other scavenged from Richard’s other previous buildsite upstream. So although I balanced this all myself, the design input can be seen as a dual effort as well.. •
However, This being a solo sesh, there was less self-Imposed expectation.. making me more likely to attempt things that actually seem or feel impossible at first — where the #puzzle consumes hours and days of time, sitting, problem solving, rarely so many mid-process collapses... in comparison to a 30-ish-minute process, straight up, start to finish, fairly formulaic. Biggest challenge for me with these local rocks, was their relative softness — hard for sandstone, but quite soft in the realm of #extreme balance and the sometimes hours of fine adjustments therein. •
Still pleasantly surprised it ended up working out.. after several unsuccessful attempts, lost balance points, sudden uncontrollable collapses, relative flexibility of sandstone, and last but not least, ending up with the negative space and stability (and #courage) to add the old top weight to such a precarious base..
Which reminds me....
An important bit of knowledge for advanced #rockbalancing: •
the #stability of the #foundation is #paramount to realizing #complex#balance. wherever you put the next #rock should #feel reminiscent of a #rooted boulder.
You are now moving forward at high speed, but you really need to stay focused on what to do and where to go. Those seahorses are wild and strong willed, so you must hold the reins tightly - and this means discipline yourself not to diverge from your path.
But dearest; don't collect more wands than you can carry! Perseverance will be necessary, and the end result will be great - but why, oh why are you being so hard on yourself? To work hard towards a goal is one thing - to almost break your neck under too much pressure and/or too many commitments is another... So go a little bit easier on yourself!
Because there is no doubt about it; your hard work will lead to growth, rewards and abundance - but don't focus at the results only, then you might forget to enjoy the journey. And why would you do that, when you won the lottery of the universe - you were born to a life full of possibility! Be grateful, and use your gifts wisely - you are more blessed than you know!
Wishing all my darling Fu Wei-friends a #happyfriday ! Love you all! ❤️
Soaring through the sky!! Grace and the ease this pilot shows while flying over. This is a crop duster and he just maneuvers the plane this way and that. It is so cool to watch. The skill, the courage, the discipline....
When I wrote this book I was very intentional on what I wanted to share. I created it to be easy to carry and practical for every #Mom to use. • • • • • •
My goal is for every Mom to be equipped with skills to build stronger relationships with her children, while understanding that her goals and dreams don't have to be deferred. Every Mom should know that she Can Have It All!
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Après une grosse journée hier de travaux.... le courage manque... à l'appel...des couronnes sont à faire ...mais la motivation et les bras sont absents au rdv...allez auto motivation ...seule (époux encore dans les travaux et les enfants à la longue paume)... une après midi création douce ... 😁 et bien sûr sous le Soleil...🌞
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