Birdbath Pedestal

texaswildAugust 4, 2013

Awoke w/an idea this morning. I sand-cast an Elephant Ear leaf last Thursday - w/reveal on Tuesday. Sculpted a vine w/mortar on three concret blocks today, painted and put on some green mirror leaves. This w/be a birdbath for Granddaughter, who has finally yielded to my nagging her to decorate her terrace. She's becoming quite a little container gardner.
Pedestal WIP

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barbfrizzell1955

Good to see you creating and smart granddaughter to finally let you create something for her. LOL Can't wait to see it with the Elephant Ear leaf birdbath on top!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 3:40PM
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Calamity_J

Yeah!! She is at it again!!! I am working on my concrete leaves also...I discovered that the veins of the rhubarb leaves I used, created nice little gullys that the water goes out of instead of where I want, so am "dam" building!lol! I have a couple of ladies coming on thursday to talk about mosaicing and such, so I shall scramble and get my art room tidy! lol! It's a sad mess! I just have TOO MUCH stuff!!! I have got to start making stuff so it will become managable in there again! Such trouble eh!? Well I don't have as much materials as Slow...but it is enough to clutter my art room!
Speaking of veins...I like the ones you made!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 9:38PM
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texaswild

Almost finished. Have danglies w/same mirror glass drying on fishing line attached to fiberglass screen that w/drape under the bowl - tomorrow. My DD wants one just like it. I don't do repeats, but w/use the same colors and try to jazz up the vine a bit on hers.
Birdbath

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 5:01PM
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barbfrizzell1955

So pretty and cheerful looking!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 7:15PM
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texaswild

Thanks, CRAFTY. I really enjoyed making this one.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 9:53AM
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Calamity_J

Love that color! I am attempting to grow elephant ear...it is more like a puppy ear plant! lol! Im glad your feeling better and are creating stuff!!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 11:19AM
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texaswild

Call me silly, but I love danglies. Posting picture of the danglies I made w/fishing line, colored mirror pieces hanging from fiberglass screen.

Danglies

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 12:14PM
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Calamity_J

Wonderful!!! I love danglies too!!! (You also got me buying lamps,niches, Marys, crosses, etc!)

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 2:44PM
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texaswild

Good for you. Now whatcha gonna do w/them? I also have another idea. Think I'm gonna design a little wooden niche, cut it out and put it together. Have a hankering to make some little scalloped edges.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 5:13PM
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barbfrizzell1955

I bet those scallops will look nice on your niche, and I love how much those danglies really add to this.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 10:20AM
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silvamae

I love danglies and never use them. I'm going to feature some danglies on my current work, thanks to you!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 11:11AM
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texaswild

Thanks my friends. Wish I hadn't made the niche until after making Shea's birdbath. I'm so anxious to get started on it. Of course - my carpentry always needs a little wood putty to fill in LOTS of imperfections.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 2:32PM
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barbfrizzell1955

I'm excited that you are creating once again!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 3:40PM
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emtnest

Well Slow you have been so busy since I last looked at your photos...your place looks so great with plants and all in place...

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 11:03PM
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texaswild

EMT: The plants have been busy growing, and my yard crew does the rest. It's looking a bit like a jungle, since the head gardner retired. Housekeeper does the work inside. I don't stay very busy these days - just puttering and piddlying in whatever strikes my interest a bit here and there.

    Bookmark   August 10, 2013 at 7:22AM
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