Two Garden Stakes

I love our backyard garden. I love seeing these stakes in the larger flower pots and or flower bed. Recently someone requested one. I am making a few. Here are the first two. Sorry for the shadows. These are much larger than ever before. The top is at least 3″ in diameter. The stake is about 30″ long

For Little Cooper

I finished this little boy’s “Mushroom” a few days ago but for some reason the paint is not drying as it should. Perhaps the dryer in the 1-Shot Enamel has evaporated. This took a lot of concentration and grabbing to get it completed. In this weather the Apoxie Sculpt has a mind of it on and often acts like quick sand, swallowing up what ever you apply.—Little Cooper, so sweet is and will further be added to our list of g-grandchildren very soon. It is with extreme joy that I make him this.—-And I want to thank Andrea for the letters used in the name—And I am not sure who to thank for the train engine and caboose. So many of you are sending things! Thank you!

A White Bird by Sam McKamie

Almost a repost but picture is different—-For the last 2 or 3 years I have worked with Sam McKamie of Arkansas. The birds he carves are wonderful and are very reasonably priced. I often buy a few (or several) at a time. Several months ago I made some of the “Mushrooms” and placed a dowel in the center of each. Today I placed a second one of Sam’s birds on one the dowels, mounting it onto the “Mushrooms”? The bird was totally carved and finished by Sam. I made the “Mushroom”.—photos were taken inside our house.—Also here you can see two birds by Sam.

Special need Child or Adult

Lastly for tonight Sunday), I am finishing a “Mushroom” for a little guy whose is in my granddaughter Lizzy’s family. His name is Cooper. He is such a great little guy. I am using some of the items Andrea sent to me.—-Please, if you know a handicapped child—one with Special Needs OR an adult with special Needs—or someone who needs an uplift, please let me know. I will pay shipping so there is no cost. I want my art to bring joy!

Sam. Bird

For the last 2 or 3 years I have worked with Sam McKamie of Arkansas. The birds he carves are wonderful and are very reasonably priced. I often buy a few (or several) at a time. Several months ago I made some of the “Mushrooms” and placed a dowel in the center of each. Today I placed one of Sam’s birds on one the dowels, mounting it onto the “Mushrooms”? The bird was totally carved and finished by Sam. I made the “Mushroom”.—photos were taken in the studio/garage–poor lighting.

Largest Garden Stake I Have Made

Last night (Tuesday) about midnight I photographed this Garden Stake I had just completed. It was in the dark studio/garage so the photos are not as good as I would like. The Garden Stake is the largest I have done. I would estimate it to be 30″ tall —the top ball portion is about 4″ round. It is heavy. I will be doing more of these. This can be place directly into the ground or in a planter box–It has a very sharp end.