Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hurricane Irene

Well, the rock sculptures can withstand an earthquake very nicely, but not a hurricane.  Yes, I know you're stunned to learn that.  Never the less, it's true.  I rocked my world and  knocked it to the ground.  I've only started to re-build, but it is a start.  Of course, I began at the Wynnewood Train Station.  Then I went to The Hamper Shop - which held up rather better than anywhere else.  And ended the day at The Oak Hill Condos, where I met a very nice couple out walking their dog, Cocoa, while admiring my art work.  Some folks have such good taste in art.

It's remarkably easy for these things to fall down than it is to build them.  Gravity is such a bummer.  Eventually, I'll have to use real cement if I want to make them more permanent.  I'm thinking that this will happen sooner, rather than later, since most of my time is spent re-building and not new building.  I have picked out a nice spot in Ardmore for a new sculpture.  It's right near the police administration building, so if you don't see my blog for a while (like 5 to 10 years), you'll know it wasn't a good decision to build a rock sculpture there.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Earthquake !!

Just what a builder of rock sculptures doesn't want to hear.  A 5.8 earthquake originating near Richmond, VA (Go Spiders), shook the ground for 30 seconds.  It also shook the TV, the bed and the house.  The dogs couldn't have cared less.  I wasn't sure that I had felt an earthquake (it was my first), so I tried MSN & Yahoo to see if they reported on it.  Nothing on either.  Had to go to the Twittersphere to get the up-to-the-minute news. 
So, I figure I'd check out the ruins of my rock sculptures this morning.  But, to my surprise, they were intact (yeah, that is one word).  Not a stone had dislodged.  Are these the same rock sculptures that I find knocked down periodically - sometimes daily - on a normal day?  Difficult to believe, but there it is.  My efforts shall live on way beyond my life.  Gaining in value and appreciated by millions (OK, maybe two or three more people and ten more dogs).

I did re-make the sculpture at Media Lima Dental in Media (that location, coincidence, I think not).  And rebuilt the sculpture at the Cambian Salon, by the exit of Rte. 352.  This was prior to the earthquake, so I don't know yet how they fared.  I'll check them out next week after hurricane Irene passes through.