This Monday me and D went back to the seal shelter in Pieterburen, for the big seal reveal!
11 Artists (including lil’ me) were invited to beautify these fairly boring concrete seal statues. You all know about my yarn bomb version, but all the other artists painted their seals!
Lenie ‘t Hart, the owner and mother of the seal shelter, was there to help us present the statues to the rest of the world. And coincidentally, it was also her birthday; she turned 72!
Tadah! :) These are all the 11 seals. I think everyone did an amazing job! Here’s a better look at some of them (I forgot to photograph 1 one them).
After everyone was finished ooh-ing and aah-ing over all the gorgeous seals, we went to a beach nearby, to release 6 actual seals into the sea! :) This was really really cool. Some of the regular contributors to the shelter got to release their ‘own’ seals, and it was such a magical moment!
There they go, towards the rest of their lives, living in the sea…
A big thank you goes out to my yarn sponsor, Scheepjeswol, for providing me with the yarn for this project, and for making this day possible for me!