Over the past several weeks i completed 6 or 7 pieces such as this. This Rooster is one of the most favored ones. I purchased the Rooster on eBay and reworked it. I made the ball—The stand in an antique wooden Industrial mold.—My Caregiving Grandson Jacob is holding the Rooster. it is 9″ beak to tail—height is 30″
I love this old chicken—God only knows how old it is. I built a base for it. Here it is—-28″ tall—chicken is 10″ end to end.
Here is another of the pieces I just completed. This is 100% Sam McKamie’s carved bid. It is exactly as I received it from Sam., The stand is an antique wooden Industrial mold. The ball is as completed by me. The bird is 19 1/2″ end to end. It is 32″ tall.
Here is a “Mushroom” headed for Nebraska loaded with beautiful blue Swarovski Crystals. Dan Knox, you must be very special to have two different people recommend you for one. I hope you like the color blue!
The last few weeks have been spent working on a few larger pieces. After I saw the Chicken Weathervane on eBay, which was beyond my reach, I decided to create pieces that were ‘statement” pieces. Here is one of six. This one is 32″ tall and the bird is 22″ end to end. The ball is about 5″ in diameter. The bird was carved by Sam McKamie—I added wood sculpt to the wings and carved a little more. Sam is the basic carver. I tweaked it a little. The stand is an antique Industrial mold.
Fun with Folkart! I took a morning away from my projects. I have been wanting to do this a long time. I decided to play with the Apoxie Sculpt—When Arleney saw this she said, “What is it–A dog or something?” When Edgar, our gardener saw it, he loved it. It is all in the eyes of the beholder. me, I don’t know but I do know, I will not waste another one of Sam’s birds. By the way, Arleney did not call dibs on this one–ha ha.
Here is the 2nd one of these I have made. The bird was carved by Sam McKamie, I tweaked it a little and painted it with 1-Shot enamel. This can be hung either inside or outside.
This is the very first time I have tried this but I am sure it will work. Many of the finials I use for bases come with a screw dowel on the bottom for mounting to a post. I merely turned the finial sideway and added a bird to it. —Then you can mount it to a outside post or firm surface inside if you desire. it is painted with 1-Shot enamel.–The bird was carved by Sam McKamie, tweaked a little by me.—This is one of two completed.
Here is one of the smaller ones I just completed. Yes, Arleney called dibs on this one