Finally! A WIP!!!

Calamity_JAugust 24, 2008

Sheesh! It's been so loooong...I am making this for the owners of a tile store in town,(I told them I work for scrap tile!lol!) He had no feet, so I am using styrofoam for his feet, and then decided to make him a lily pad to sit on too!!! I'm thinking of a small lily incorporated somehow....3d?...hmmm...I have another frog with no legs and am thinking of making him for a keeper, he may have a top hat and be a dapper gentleman!lol!

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flagtruck

He is a very handsome guy. I am sure you will do him justice as usual. I think he would be fun to do.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2008 at 9:49PM
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katishooked

Keep us informed on this one. I like frogs and he is a fine speciman

    Bookmark   August 25, 2008 at 6:35AM
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curbdiver1954

Love his expression! He'll definitely be a cute addition to their garden. Good carving on the feet and on the lilly pad.

Pat

    Bookmark   August 25, 2008 at 7:06AM
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texaswild

You beat all. W/be a darlin' project. Anxious to watch this one, so huuuuuuuuuury. It's about time you get to feeding us.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2008 at 8:50AM
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texasfern

Oh this is going to be great!

    Bookmark   August 25, 2008 at 10:42AM
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Louisiana_greetings

love your froggy, got any new pics? looks like you made some progress in your shop, if you have room for froggy :-)
bonnie

    Bookmark   August 25, 2008 at 12:34PM
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Calamity_J

It just feels so good to be mosaicing again!lol! Here he is so far...slow going as I gotta nip with my left hand cuz of the tennis elbow...

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    Bookmark   August 26, 2008 at 12:21PM
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barbfrizzell1955

He does look romantic Jane...like he just poured out his heart to his lady love!

    Bookmark   August 26, 2008 at 12:33PM
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daisyme

Well, from a frog that looked to me like he'd kicked the bucket for sure to an emerging prince! Wonderful!

    Bookmark   August 26, 2008 at 12:41PM
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cindiloo

Ha! He does look like he's dead in the first pic...but now he looks like he's pleading his case to his lady love!
Ahhh, he's a sweetie, Jane. Looking forward to seeing him done!

    Bookmark   August 26, 2008 at 1:22PM
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mermaidmosaics

Love the froggy!!! He is really pining for his love, obviously. LOL

Can't wait to see how he evolves. He is so adorable!!!

    Bookmark   August 26, 2008 at 1:53PM
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Louisiana_greetings

OMGosh, he is so cute, hurry up, wanna see more :-)

    Bookmark   August 26, 2008 at 2:03PM
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Calamity_J

He is coming along great! Just got his underside and back to do and then get to work on the lilypad...(with a shameless plug for Klinger's fireplace screen that now lives at my house!lol!)

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    Bookmark   August 26, 2008 at 4:19PM
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cindiloo

OMG! That fireplace screen is AWESOME!! And Mr. Romance is coming along great!

    Bookmark   August 26, 2008 at 4:56PM
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Calamity_J

Switch to plan "B"...heck, I didn't even know there WAS a Plan B!?! Scrap the styrofoam lily pad and cut a green pc of slate...cut the porceline tiles in the sorta leaf shape I envisioned...(is it me or do they look like a split leaf philidendrum?lol!) Will glue this tile on tonight and tomorrow will grout everything...probably with black grout...maybe...maybe there will be a plan "C"??? hee hee!

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    Bookmark   August 26, 2008 at 7:22PM
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shrty411

Wow, Jane, you have another great looking critter!!

I like your lily pad idea

    Bookmark   August 26, 2008 at 8:06PM
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daisyme

I'm really impressed that you've been able to keep the frog's personality while you're working with the piece. He's so fun. The tile choices are great..so froglike! He IS looking like he's ready to stop posing and be DONE! I used to sing "Some day my prince will come" ...maybe he'll hop my way!

    Bookmark   August 26, 2008 at 8:24PM
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terikat_mom

Your frog is SOOOOOO cute, what a character! I like the lily pad too. Is that an unmosaiced pot in the background????hmmmm

    Bookmark   August 26, 2008 at 11:44PM
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sunnyca_gw

Froggy obviously knows he's in great hands, Just look at his face!! He's going to go on to bring smiles to many people's faces! He's such a charmer!! Fireplace screen is beautiful Klinger!! I love it! Jan

    Bookmark   August 27, 2008 at 1:25AM
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Calamity_J

Well, just finished grouting...had a bit of a debate going on in my head as he is for the tile store owners, and so I went with the outdoor grout choice of black. This isn't a great pic but as usual I wish I'd done something different! Wished I'da used green grout but didn't have outdoor green and they only sell outdoor grout in 25lb bags, I only needed a cup. He is what he is as Slow would say....I do like the lily pad on the slate...

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    Bookmark   August 28, 2008 at 1:41PM
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flagtruck

I like the lily pad and the black grout is okay.I would have chosen green too, but black will do. You don't have to buy outdoor grout silly, use thinset and color it with concrete colorant or acryllic paint. Thinset is outdoor grout, so save yourself some $ and color your thinset. You can use grey and go darker, white to go lighter.
Love him and he is welcome at my pond anytime.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2008 at 2:23PM
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cindiloo

Wow, I forgot how fast you work! He is just A-DOOR-A-BULL!
He does look nice as is but if you wanted, could you do a color wash on top that black to lighten it up a bit?
The lilypad is perfect!

    Bookmark   August 28, 2008 at 10:47PM
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Calamity_J

Thanks Girls! I was torn to use that super nice thick pc of green slate but it did turn out great! I think I am just used to making things blingy and so he is ho hum to me!lol! I am planning to sneak into their tile store and leave him(and my card) sitting on some tile and sneaking out, and letting them notice him on their own!!! hee hee!!! Don't know if I can pull that off but I wanna try! I think the impact would be so cool!!! Today I'm going off to visit Cozy Cat(who I met here on the GW) and we get to decorate a community hall...using my rooster!!! I got DH to haul him into the car and he is sitting in the passenger seat all buckled in!lol! Nuthin' like taking your art work for a ride!hahaha!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2008 at 9:32AM
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Louisiana_greetings

cal, that's cute idear, i like to sneak up on em also :-)
they'll love him.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2008 at 11:59AM
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shrty411

He came out great, they will love him!!

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 12:51AM
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lovemosaics

Oh My God!!! Calamity j ! That is just too damn cute!
You make me want to redo everything in my yard!...
WATCH OUT NEXT SUMMER!!! THAT FROG IS UNREAL!

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 6:00AM
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squirrellycanadian

He is soooo cute! You did a great job, I'm sure the tile people will be thrilled! Can't wait to hear their reaction.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 8:05AM
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gardencrone

I know this was LAST YEAR....but, for those of us newbies...I wish the photos stayed. Who is this phototrail and how come they delete the photos? Does anyone still have pictures? Are they somewhere else on the GW site? :( Ah well, sounded so cute.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2009 at 12:32PM
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Calamity_J

Gardencrone, I am only allowed a certain amount of pics in my albums so I end up deleting some to make room for others...sorry, but here are some pics of the frogs I do, a friend of mine gives me thses old frogs and I transform them...

Also here is a link to my albums if you care to peruse....

Here is a link that might be useful: Jane's album

    Bookmark   August 6, 2009 at 8:22PM
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texasfern

Frog are great but as I was snooping in your albums, the cake caught my eye.
What did you use for substrate? It is lovely!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 8:56AM
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Calamity_J

Styrofoam!!!lol! Same with the little cupcakes...they are styrofoam balls cut in half, glued to a little ceramic dish that looks like a muffin cup! The cake has all those old porceline flowers from england. I made a big teapot once that was plastic, I coated it with dishes and mirror and those flowers, and the friend I gave it to, has had it for about 7yrs, it's starting to look a little sad now, but she said it has been a showpc in her yard!!! Wish I had pics of it....was on a old computer, didn't transfer files....

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 10:22AM
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cathyscache

Beautiful work CALAM!!! Just beautiful all of it!!! What a great yard you have....

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 2:14PM
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texasfern

Thanks sweetie.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 6:58PM
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