Garden Art – Fused glass flowers and butterflies. 

I’ve recently shared some of my art projects for my gardens. Over the years I have enjoyed making several other projects. This year, having to  redo a worn out front yard (retaining walls and plantings), I am relocating some of my older pieces of art.

So, I decided to post a few pictures of some flowers and butterflies that I made in the past.

Enjoy the images!

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Perpetual Watering Can

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I’m not sure where I originally saw this idea, but at the time, I really liked it.  So,  when I noticed a tin watering can on clearance at a local craft store, I thought that I would try to make one for my yard.IMG_2273

Supplies:  Watering Can, Beads, Fishing Line, button and hot glue.  Total cost was about $15.

The beads were strung on fishing line that was then threaded through the holes in the watering can spout.  To secure the beaded strands the the watering can, the fishing line was tied to a button that was larger than the hole inside the can.  The button was then hot glued to the inside of the can.IMG_2327

I was originally thinking of planting a flower inside the can, but when handing the watering can in nearly sideways, so I’m not sure that a plant would stay.  I may try to change how the watering can hangs, but haven’t come up with a good way to hang it at an angle.  Any suggestions?

 

History 101, Summer 2017

Summer vacation is over, but it sure was fun. This past week was spent with my youngest sons visiting some of the historical places important in our countries independence.  Along the way, we took in several museums and walk around a few prestigious college campuses.

New Haven Connecticut

Points of Interest: Yale University, Yale Art Gallery, Felice Varini Perspectives  Mural Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, and Yale Center for British Art.

Providence, Rhode Island

Points of Interest: First Baptist Church of America, Rhode Island School of Design, RISD Museum, Brown University, State House, and numerous historical buildings.

Boston, Massachusetts

Points of Interest: Freedom Trail, Harvard, MIT, Mass General Museum of Medical History and Innovation, and fireworks from the Esplanade.

 

New York City

Points of Interest: Storm viewed from our hotel Rooftop Patio, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, including the Modern Native Fashion exhibit.

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