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
Everyday my vision becomes less and posting becomes more difficult. I am cutting back on the number of photos–too difficult on my eyes—Here are two “Mushrooms” just completed. One is for Postman Tong—(another story)—The Blue Bird was carved by Sam McKamie–tweaked a little by me and painted with 1-Shot enamel paint.
Every Queen should have a sphere and my Arleney is a queen. I spent many hours working on this. It is 51 1/2″ in height and 6 1/2″ in diameter. I have not yet decided where to place it. My grandson Jacob is holding it in the picture. I just don’t think I can do better.
This next piece is the first one I have completed in this manner. Notice in the last photo there is a screw dowel mounted in the bottom. It is so the piece can be mounted on a post or deck railing outside. I will be making more of these. The bird was carved by Sam McKamie, i tweaked it a little and painted it in one shot paint. Again, Barbara Kaiser and Anthony Bozzuto can be thanked for the wonderful seashells. The Marble Cullet is from Rick See of West Virginia.—I was fortunate to obtain several Kennedy 1/2 dollars so I am adding them with the Susan B Anthony dollars
We all know I love skunks! I have this old white enamel-ware plate from the 1950s. So I painted the skunk with 1-Shot Enamel and placed matching black buttons around the edge. I added the Kennedy 1/2 dollar and the Susan B Anthony dollar —-and here it is.
Arleney’s new favorite—“Mushroom” green base.