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Monday, May 17, 2010

Weekend on the Rocks...

This weekend I made myself this huge gardening bag. I guess if I'm going to give gardening a whirl I'll be needing a bag to put stuff in. I recalled Martha making a bag with duct tape & staples, curious to see if it would really work, I got busy assembling. It's not finished. Ran out of duct tape. Duct tape is on the shopping list!

Even though the bag needs some trimming up, I tested it's strength by raiding our overflowing river beds filling it with rocks. To my amazement it's strong and sturdy. So sturdy in fact that I am thinking these might make cute flower planters, with some creative pattern making & funky fabric. Yes duct tape is on the shopping list! Here's what I did with the rocks...
...I painted some new friends, my flower buds, my "Garden Buddies"! I had a lot of fun painting them! Each one is unique and I have to say look better in person. I made some for gifts and I also put a few in my Etsy Shop to share. They brighten up my patio & make it funky & fun!
A big Shout Out goes to Emmarts & Friendly Fairies for featuring my art in their wonderful Etsy Treasuries! To see their collections click here & here! Splashing! Thank you! Be sure to check out the goodies in their shops.

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8 comments:

Jennifer Williams "Blueskysunburn" said...

These rocks are AWESOME! You are so creative.

analou said...

That's very beautiful. You are very creative. Keep it up...It is really nice.

Gloria said...

Oh how fun, fun, fun! The rocks look awesome. I have painted garden art as well. It is so much fun. I have a series called "Little Ladies of the Garden" and they are women who are just a little oversized with dresses on and working in the garden. I'll have to do a post on it again sometime. Great job and your bag does look very strong. Take care.

C said...

Hello sweets! How are you today?? And how was your week??? :)

What in the world is THAT thing??? That bag!!! LMAO!!!

Ahahahahhahahaha!

You paint your rocks and make friends with them....this reminds me of the time when I painted our big iron dumpster....hahahahaha! Well we had a big iron trash dump outside, and I decided I didn't want it to be ugly, even though it WAS a dumpster, so out came my paintbrushes and industry paint, and I painted flowers all over it!!!hahahahhahahaha!!! The neighborhood thought I'd gone mad (I'm sure) hahahahahahah!!!!

Your little rocks friends seem so friendly and lovely! Tell them I said "hi" :D :D

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

I love these little rock faces and flowers!

:)

Cynthia said...

I love the rocks!!!

MagicMarkingsArt said...

What a fun way to brighten up and personalize a garden space. Love your faces.

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

I just love your painted rocks! You've inspired me to paint some for my garden!