Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Yard Art in the Garden

For this last art show, I made stone sculptures specifically to put in the garden. I used high heat paint to emphasize the features of most of the stones, which will hold up in the daily extreme in temperature and moisture. They were very popular at the show.

Garden Wolf 8" x 8" x 2"

Garden Cat 1 - 8" x 10" x 3"

Garden Rabbit - 8" x 12" x 2"

Garden Cat 2 - 10" x 8" x 2"

A Garden Full of Art

I have been so into weeding and prepping pathways for stone that I have missed just how much "art" that is happening in the garden. There are thousands of blossoms which means that the garden is alive with creatures that need flowers to live. There are bees, butterflies, dragonflies, flies, millipedes, ladybugs and hummingbird moths feeding to their fill. The bugs have been bringing a beautiful variety of birds to the yard as well - including Robins, Grackles and Woodpeckers. Looking closer to the worlds within the garden, I see details of the amazing art that Nature creates - wasp nests, tomatillo husks from last year's crop that have turned into a fine messed sack, and a Preying Mantis egg nest stuck to the vegetable garden fence. I need to remember to take time this summer to photograph the many wonders of my own garden or at least I need to "take time to smell the roses".

Bumble Bees on Lupins

"Hair" Aliums

"Candy" Rose with blue glass garden art

Thursday, June 11, 2009

CHAC Show 2009 opening photos

The opening nights of the show went so much better than I expected. We all had a great time and most of us sold very well. Here are some images of the setup and the friends who came by.

The stone table (click to enlarge)

Celebrating the sale of the outdoor chess board!

"Stone Smile" just invites you to give it a kiss. Go on, give it a kiss.

Thanks to Site Sensations for the new look!

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