I just needed a little inspiration

tinfoilhatJanuary 6, 2014

I just needed a little inspiration to make something to post here.
For the last few months I have been working on a trailer mounted smoker in the driveway. My other half is a night nurse so I try to keep the noise down on days she is sleeping. Last Sunday I needed to get out the BIG hammer to persuade some metal to to move where I wanted it. This was followed by a rare midday sighting of my other half and a threat to blow up "that #&%* smoker". I put the hammer away and found some other (quieter) things to do.
Later in the afternoon I went in to make a sandwich after she got up. She was in the kitchen with a loaf of French bread in one hand and waving a bread knife in the other hand when she mentioned that one of the nurses birthday was coming up and it would be real nice if I'd make her a flower for her yard. I'm not saying that long bread knife had anything to do with it but a feeling of divine inspiration overcame me and I built a flower last week.
No hammers were used on this project.

Made from an old fountain somebody dumped in the desert, valve handle, rebar, and leaves cut from old air conditioner shroud.

This post was edited by tinfoilhat on Mon, Jan 6, 14 at 12:28

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tasymo

Lol! I was expecting it to be made out of bread knives! Nice job. What a nice pop of color on a cold winter day!

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 11:54AM
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indigosunshine

My birthday is coming up sometime too and I wouldn't wave a bread knife around! :) Great flower; love the color. Thanks for sharing, especially on this VERY frigid day in the northland!

Carol

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 12:34PM
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Marlene Kindred

Wow....I guess whatever it takes to motivate you to create is a good thing! Love the new flower....made from a fountain? So, how big is this thing? LOVE the bright color and the leaves are very cool...never thought of doing that, but sounds like the plan for future flowers.

Thanks for the bright spot in my cold day!

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 12:35PM
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mjowest(5)

Beautiful!!

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 1:41PM
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PKponder TX(7b)

Beautiful! The colors are perfect!

I never get anything done when hubby works nights.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 1:41PM
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laurastheme(8)

LOVE it!!!! (Waving bread knife....)

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 2:41AM
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oldcrafty(8)

WOW Looks much better than what the results of a bread knife yielding woman could have done to you! It's gorgeous!

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 4:55PM
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marylee_2010

Your flower is beautiful! Love the colors. I agree that it brightens the day. Thank you for sharing. Marylee

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 9:39PM
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nonacook(8bFL)

I love it--the colors are great!

    Bookmark   January 8, 2014 at 1:37AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Love it!
Kathy

    Bookmark   January 10, 2014 at 10:46PM
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