Friday, 18 May 2007

Closer to the stones

For me, this lunchtime project is very rewarding. It is a pleasant contrast to work with the hands and make a physical object instead of doing virtual work on a computer screen. Concentrating on making one stone at a time takes me far away from the frantic office environment in which I am trying to do ten things at once. Having never been to Stonehenge, I find it is a great way to familiarise myself with the monument. Also, I feel I am closer to the stones than you can actually be when you visit the site. All in all, it's a intimate and tactile experience, spiritually refreshing, and a great pastime when it is raining outside.


Rich Kidd said...

Looks very nice, but a bit fiddly and prone to sandwich-related smearing. When's the planned completion date? I expect some KPIs to judge progress!

Alan A said...

My own KPI is to eat both of my sandwiches by 11.30am, which at least gives me time to wash my fingers before jabbing at bits of card with my monkey hands. All the dexterous stuff I have to leave to Soo. Progress so far is 20 stones out of about 50. (But I'm not convinced that the real stonehenge was ever actually finished.)