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Se7en’s Sandpaper Cave Art…

December 4th, 2010 · 13 Comments

Suppose you take your children on vacation to the middle of nowhere… And suppose while you are there you show them some amazing Ancient Art, from a time when elephants roamed the area that is now for all practical purposes a desert…

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And you go on a hike and hunt for traces of people that lived in ancient times…
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Then….
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You have to explain that you are standing in their lounge, but they probably didn’t have a couch…
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But there were windows of the more breezy variety…
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And doors of the squeezy variety…DSC_1485
Anyway then you might come home and find your children drawing in charcoal on the back wall… skinny hands, chubby hands… all sorts of hands!!!

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And I think their ancestors may have been proud!!!

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Now you know me, things like charcoal drawings on the kitchen wall don’t bother me a bit… but my kids were after something more permanent… would these last at least 1000 years? Maybe not!!! But I know they actually wanted something they could pop in their art journals. So here is the simplest craft in the world…

Grab some sandpaper – and we have heaps of the stuff, bought for projects that never get done!!!
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Draw your master piece on the back…
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And snip it out…
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And before you know it you will have a tribe of Ancient elephants walking across your kitchen walls…
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Maybe they spotted them in the valley below!!!

The photographs were taken at Stadsaal and Truitjieskrall in the Cederberg Mountains of the Western Cape.

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