Beach Blanket Bethlehem

My favorite sand sculptor is back on the beaches of Fuengirola. Paul Blane, creator of, among other things, last year’s “Last Supper” (click here to see that inspired work), has produced his own version of the Nativity.

BAA.  BAA.  BAA.

Paul’s talent and skills are impressive and his obvious sense of humor charms me every time. He knows how to tell a story. He’s usually traveling during spring and summer for international competitions and to do custom-ordered work. Click here to check out his website. Winters are usually spent back in Fuengirola, so I’m looking forward to seeing this season’s new creations.

(CLICK THE FOLLOWING THREE IMAGES FOR A CLOSER LOOK.)

LEFT…
CENTER…
AND RIGHT. 

Today I told Paul I would love to learn his sculpting technique (the inspiration and creativity are another matter). He said I could apprentice with him… as long as I don’t mind hauling water. Seriously.

It’s tempting…

But those full buckets are heavy…

And it’s a really long walk back from the surf.

THE ARTIST RELAXING IN HIS STUDIO.  I WAS IN A T-SHIRT.
(IT MUST GET COLD SITTING IN THE LATE AFTERNOON SHADE.)

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

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