Sarah FitzSimons

September 10, 2010 § Leave a comment


So finally I’m taking some time inside, out of the wind and rain,

to sit and think a bit about what I have actually been doing here.

First, to be practical, here is my mini-catch-up-blog within a blog:

Day 1.  Sunny and warm.   I unpack and spend all day setting up the house on a hill overlooking the sea and town.  many visitors stop by.  It’s is the PERFECT location for this project.  I can’t imagine a better spot. 

Day 2.  Still sunny and warm.  almost no wind.  I build the chimney, front and side doors, and a window.  The window only works when someone is holding it up.  Basically, you choose your view.  At the end of the day, there’s a group effort to move the house down the hill.  Abstract remodeling job.


Day 3.  Sun and clouds.  Getting colder and windier.  Added more poles to the composition.  Music and dance performance in the former house now abstract drawing.  Later, another group procession to move the drawing closer to the sea.


Day 4.  Sun, clouds, wind.  Spent the whole day walking the drawing down to the sea.   Took a loooong time because it’s a really big drawing and different parts wanted to go in different directions.  Had to keep everyone together.


Day 5.  No sun.  Strong WIND.  Hard to stand up at times.  The drawing is now reorganized and resting at the beach.  Base camp to prepare for a move into the sea.  Work all day outside in the wind. By the end I am starting to get sick.  Kjeld contributes dried fish to the composition. 


Day 6.  Cold and rainy, but less wind.  Still feeling sick.  Work inside all morning in front of the fire, reinforcing poles to anchor in the sea.  Later, an enthusiastic group effort in the rain, (and without pants) to wade into the sea and set up the main house shape. 

Day 7.  A bit rainy to start but not much wind.  House survived the high tide and night in the sea.  Today, I move it into deeper water.  Tea and cookies served at 2pm.  Tomorrow I’ll set up the chimney, 3 more doors, and windows.


This catches us up to date!

Later I’ll write more from Day 8, and some reflections beyond the practical details…


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