My first totem for my garden

coppertop367December 10, 2005
I made this with items I bought at the GW .
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sheryl_l

That is a unique, clever piece of art for your garden. I may have to copy you...Remember imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

    Bookmark   December 10, 2005 at 1:18PM
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Tnflower_lover

That is just to cute. Would look good next to my koi pond.

    Bookmark   December 12, 2005 at 12:54AM
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zenpotter

This has inspired me to start collecting for my first totem. I am off to TS today.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2005 at 8:20AM
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tradewind_64

That_Is_Super_Cute. It made me start laughing...which is a most sincere compliment to you! Now get busy and make me one :-)

Into the inspiration file it goes (with your name as the filename of course, so I can always give credit :-)

    Bookmark   December 14, 2005 at 2:49PM
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mzmarty

That's so clever. I am going to have to start looking for just the right pieces to make one for myself. Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2005 at 7:17PM
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ohiomom

Fabulous piece of "folk art"....

linda

    Bookmark   December 19, 2005 at 6:32AM
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ldymacearle

are these pieces of china, porcelain..or is this wood which has been carved???? Its stunning!!!!!!

    Bookmark   March 20, 2006 at 1:11AM
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coppertop367

This is made of junk I found. The fish is a pitcher and all of the other things are candleholders just glued together. I just happened to find the right colors to kinda match. Thats it! I put a big plate on the bottom to stablize it and covered it up with mulch.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2006 at 7:35AM
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use2bcapecodr

Well...that sure made me smile! How cute!

~Sandy~

    Bookmark   March 20, 2006 at 12:43PM
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williamsburgjane

I love it! Now, I have to look for a pitcher like that one, I love fish stuff!

    Bookmark   March 22, 2006 at 10:15AM
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doone

That is so cool......

I can't wait until summer when I can go shopping at garage sales for totem pieces! Can't wait! Can't wait! Can't wait!

    Bookmark   March 24, 2006 at 11:24AM
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Calamity_J

And you planted in the top, now that's way cool!!!

    Bookmark   March 25, 2006 at 10:59AM
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lorinscott_1

Arrrggghhhh....I've GOT to stop giving my stuff away at garage sales.....lookit what I coulda done.......

That's really cute....great design!

    Bookmark   March 25, 2006 at 11:45PM
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farkee

Boy, I don't think I would give those individual pieces a second glance if I saw them--I would just think they were tacky clutter but you have combined them and made them SUPER CUTE . I am sure it is not so easy to pull it all off and make it look so folk-artsy. I am going to have to 'retrain' my definition of what is and is not usuable junk. Great job!

    Bookmark   March 27, 2006 at 3:12PM
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kat4kittens2002

wow what a wonderful idea im new to gardening and ive been looking for ideas for garden art and i love this one may i use it? you are a very tallented painter!
kat

    Bookmark   April 22, 2006 at 11:01PM
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danaoh

kat4kittens - please read the posts above yours - she did not paint the totem, she glued different pieces together. Do a search on this forum on totems and look on the faq page as well - Welcome

    Bookmark   April 24, 2006 at 3:23PM
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Purplemoon

This Totem is such a "happy" piece. you have to smile looking at it. What a great eye you have for putting stuff together that most of us probably wouldn't have looked at seen individually. You are the reason I looked for a fish for my first (cobalt) totem. I still want to find colorful pottery stuff to make a totem with.
Keep creating, and posting photos.
Karen

    Bookmark   April 26, 2006 at 2:52AM
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danaoh

I found a small fish cup, so my copycat totem is smaller. Just finished putting it together last night, guess I need to wait a day or so to put it out - doesn't the geII have to cure or something?
Wish my digital wasn't broken - actually, it isn't broken, but our computer is so old and so full we can't download any pictures - we have ordered a new one. guess then we will find out for sure if the camera works or not.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2006 at 10:12AM
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teacupgarden

That is so cute!!! One of the best totems I'ver ever seen!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2006 at 10:29PM
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rereschatz_aol_com

That is sooooo neat! -

    Bookmark   March 29, 2007 at 7:40PM
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donna37

That is a very cute piece for the garden. You did a great job.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2007 at 9:33PM
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andi956

This is super cute! How do you keep it from getting blown over?? Seriously....I might want to try it!

    Bookmark   April 6, 2007 at 7:27PM
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coppertop367

I glued a big heavy plate on the bottom and cover it with dirt and mulch..Hasn't blown over yet.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2007 at 2:25PM
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