Silverware Dragonfly from the 'Art Sail'

jeannespinesJuly 24, 2011

A couple retired friends & I had fun yesterday at an 'Art Sail' festival in Clear Lake, IA...75 juried artists had works there right at the city park on the lake shore. Hot day but well worth it!

So, for you 'welders' out there...here's a pretty cool silverware 'Dragonfly' that I bought & added to my gardens. I don't weld so I pay the price...thought you might enjoy:

Here's a close-up view...pretty cool, uh?

And here it is in my gardens...the concrete leaf waterer (with horseshoe handles) was a purchase about 8 yrs ago from a shop out in the countryside. I turn it upside down in the winter. The welded 'palm' looking leaves I bought last yr (or so) from the same countryside artist who made the leaf waterer...he does lots of welded sculptures & uses alot of 'junk' in them, too...I love these!

And the heat wave is starting to ease off a bit...we got some rain for a couple days now ...but it took a tow on the gardens...I love 'rust' so this White Coneflower still looks beautiful (rusted tho) with the iron Sunshine on my old barn door in the gardens:

TFLookin'! Jeanne S.

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rafor

Oh man, now something else I have to make !!!! LOL Great idea TFS :)

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 5:46PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

That is very nice. Its so simple but definitely looks dragonfly.
Love your sun and cone flwoer too.
Kathy

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 7:44PM
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marylee_2010

Jeanne...your dragonfly really is "cool". I like all your other sculptures, too. Your "rusty" coneflower fits right in. Thank you for sharing.

Marylee

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 8:10PM
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Marlene Kindred

OOooohhh....LOVE your dragonfly! I will definitely have to show this one to DH! I have silverware in my stash....glad you had such a nice day with your friends. Love the leaf waterer too and your white coneflower looks great against the sunshine on your door.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 9:10PM
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sunnyca_gw

I love your dragonfly! I got dragonfly wind chimes yesterday, I had finished shopping at TS when I started leaving my eye caught the tailend of a dragonfly sticking out. I asked & sure enough only the chimes were tangled. I got them straightened out & it's real sweet sounding. Actually you could make that a wind chime, making a hole at end of each knife & welding little ring in center to hang something down from. Might look more like an airplane tho! I like your leaf things of metal too & horseshoe waterer! Jan

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 12:51AM
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tinfoilhat

Love the dragonfly. It's so simply but it works. Great find.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 2:27AM
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9bark(6 semi-desert)

Very cool! I love the dragonfly and I want to see more of the last picture as well!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 10:36PM
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kylslil1(8b)

oh that dragonfly is just darling! i love how very simple it is but it completely works! this is one of those times i would love to learn how to weld!

    Bookmark   July 27, 2011 at 1:06AM
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Purplemoon

I'd have bought that dragonfly in a heartbeat too, Jeanne.
He's just right for the garden!

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   July 27, 2011 at 3:07AM
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sorie6(6b ok.)

Very nice and so is your garden.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2011 at 9:44PM
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