Wishing Well

I get a great amount of pleasure out of creating things. While I can imagine* having a great feeling of accomplishment after running a marathon, I like having something to show/touch/point to for my efforts. It is neat to be able to come back after some time to be reminded of the creative energy that went into it.

My latest creative project is this wishing well. Perhaps you remember my mention of wanting to build a one a couple months ago. Well, I can now proudly say mission accomplished.

How do you build a wishing well you ask? First you dig a hole. Then you put on one layer of rocks. Then you lift more heavy rocks into place creating the next layer. Repeat until you have an awesome wishing well. Finish by dropping in a coin and making a wish. Of the 3 wishes I've made so far, one has come true, one is looking likely of coming true, and one is looking not so likely - not too bad.

Anyway, if you ever make it up to the Quarry (a.k.a. Lookout Arts Center), check it out and make a wish (or just throw some money in and don't make a wish if that's the way you are. Either way is fine by me.)
Sunday September 13 2009File under: misc

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on Mon 14th Sep, 2009 02:43 am PDT Juline said:
Nicely done. How long did it take?
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on Mon 14th Sep, 2009 06:32 pm PDT Nesbitt said:
Where's the picture of your feet sticking out as you try and retrieve the coins?
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on Tue 15th Sep, 2009 01:41 am PDT lani said:
Imaginative and genius. I'm going to bring your 'design' and try it the next time I'm hanging out at a refugee camp. but they might have to use rocks since coins/money is scarce.
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on Tue 15th Sep, 2009 02:16 am PDT Dave said:
It looks really nice! Thanks for the second picture, too, as it is much bigger than I thought from the first overhead picture. Oh, and I am coming back to WA in November so there's the answer to your third wish.
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on Tue 15th Sep, 2009 05:48 pm PDT Mom said:
What about those wishes? Don't we get to know what they are--especially those which have come true? How about the rest of you BdW readers? Are we content to being strung along with no satisfaction? Even your crosswords have a link to the answers.
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on Tue 15th Sep, 2009 07:10 pm PDT gretchen said:
yeah, what the f, yo? tell me about some stinkin' wishes.
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on Tue 15th Sep, 2009 07:27 pm PDT per said:
can we wish by proxy? if you front the cash I'll split my wish 60-40 with ya.
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on Tue 15th Sep, 2009 11:32 pm PDT Wren said:
Juline: I woudl say it took me 20 hours or so, including digging the whole by hand and selecting all the rocks. (It helped that all the rocks were on site (it being a quarry and all)).

As for you nosy nellies wanting to know my wishes, I will share the one that did come true: I didn't get gravely injured in the soap box derby. The others will have to remain a mystery.
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