|Rock Art made at Ashbridges Bay in Toronto|
Try Rock Art / Rock Balancing.
I got introduced to rock balancing years ago (2011) and I have a few tips to pass on to would-be rock art sculptors.
#1. Learn to balance smaller rocks first.
#2. Wear gloves on your hands and steel toed boots on your feet. Protect yourself first because hurting your toes and fingers will REALLY HURT!
#3. When lifting larger rocks or even medium sized rocks, lift with your legs, not your back. If you have back problems you should probably be wearing a back brace.
#4. If you can barely lift a rock, you probably have no business trying to balance it. See Tip #1 over again.
#5. Try to find good quality rocks that balance easier. The best rocks have lots of crevices in them that allow you to balance them on a corner or bottom using 3 points (approximatly 120 degrees away from each other) so that rock won't roll in any direction.
#6. If it is windy outside don't bother. Any wind gusts of 30 kmph or more will knock your rocks over.
#7. When attempting to balance a larger rock get someone else to help you. Make sure they are following Tip #2 as well.
#8. Remember to hydrate. It gets hot outside in the sun! Best times of year to do rock balancing is May- April and September-October. June, July and August will be too hot and will wear you down physically faster so bring LOTS of drinking water with you.
#9. Bring snacks. All that exercise makes you hungry. Protein bars, sandwiches, chicken salads, anything nutritious.
#10. Have fun and bring a camera!
|Rock Art Balancing, 2011|