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"🎶 Sunrise and dreams
Sunrise, sunrise and dreams of you
Castles in the sand
For one lonely man
Dreams of you
Memories and dreams of you, of you
Sandcastles, Sandcastles, Sandcastles ..."
~ "Sandcastles", Dream after Dream, Journey (1980)
Are you in a seashore frame of mind, daydreaming of the crash of the waves, cool ocean breezes, and hot sands beneath your feet? This tartan is reminiscent of the sandy castle turrets of childhood, along with blue skies,and deep ocean indigos in the ever present encroaching tides. If it's summer in your part of the world, you may happen upon sand sculpture contests! Sand sculpting is the oldest form of sculpting in the world dating back to prehistoric times. Today, there are over 20 major sandcastle competitions around the world and numerous amateur events and festivals. If you're lucky enough to make it to the seashore. hone up on your childhood sandcastle making skills with bucket and shovel, decorate with seashells, and don't forget the moat! 🏖️☀️🐚
By designer Carol A.L. Martin, this tartan uses the colours of sandy beaches and ocean surf.
Sand sculpture is an art which dates back thousands of years and is a favourite seaside past time. However, for general entertainment, according to Sand Castle Central, the first people to make a profit from sand sculpting as an established art form came from Atlantic City in the late nineteenth century. Spectators treading the boardwalk would throw tips to artists as they moulded the sculpted their sandy creations. Some believe the first true sand sculpture was produced by Philip McCord in 1897, in the macabre form of a drowned mother and baby.
Today, sand castle and sand sculpture contests are held all over the world. Click the castle for a photo gallery of some amazing castles!