Photos of my little shell art works - love them! A holiday well spent!
And this is what those art works look like now.....
I can start all over again!
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|This structure is like a little shelter. Cleo (my daughter) is on the top - she made some adaptations of her own to the entrance|
|I loved this little formation - the pink stones were attached to the sticks with some mud|
|Another structure that I found on this tiny stretch of beach. Notice how these formations are usually circles!|
|My husband and daughter's addition to the earthworks on the beach (with no prompting by me!) They made a mound of stones, covered it with sand, left for lunch and it had been broken apart by the time they returned|
|My own addition, with apologies to Richard Long and Robert Smithson. I did not leave this on the beach though, I felt that there were many other creative possibilities with those stones, so brought them (and a few more) home in a bag.|
|My earthwork, in the landscape|
"What makes golf so challenging, so maddeningly difficult? How can the game turn you inside out emotionally, make you feel euphoric one minute and completely frustrated the next? Why is it so easy on some days and impossible on others?"Sound familiar?
"The answer, I feel, lies in the nature of the game. It is impossible to master...As I see it, amateurs would benefit by understanding how difficult the game is. It is hard for them to accept bad shots, tough luck, slumps and the slowness with which they improve. They get discouraged. They scold themselves. They take it out on family and friends. Sometimes they quit playing altogether."
"It's vital to establish some rituals - automatic, but decisive patterns of behaviour - at the beginning of the creative process, when you are most at peril of turning back, chickening out, giving up, or going the wrong way."
"In all the years I have played with Jack Nicklaus, the cruellest thing I ever heard him say to himself was, "Oh, Jack!" He knew he could do better and he resolved to give himself a chance to do better. He didn't resign himself to feeling badly about himself or his game."
1. Keep your emotions in check
2. Maintain an inner rhythm with a creative 'pre-shot routine'
3. Don't try to concentrate for the whole session
4. Expel negative thoughts