My Blue Garden(ing) Angel

tehutiSeptember 6, 2010

So DW said make an angel. And I said okay.

Even the most astute observer will not know all the parts.

So without further fanfare.

The halo is a bicycle gear (what else)

The head is a WW1 deactivated hand grenade (didn't see that coming did ya?)

The wings were cut from a computer case. (I hate to fabricate parts but. . . )

The main shaft is an automobile tie rod part.

Then the sub-base is one of those glass, star-shaped candle holders.

The base, base is just a treated old piece of pine.

A few different views.

Hope ya like it.

Robert

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sprout_wi(z4 WI)

Heavenly!! I LOVE it!!

    Bookmark   September 6, 2010 at 11:52PM
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luna_llena_feliz

What a gorgeous blue and how fitting that she sports a hand grenade for a head! Great work as usual, Robert!

    Bookmark   September 7, 2010 at 2:06AM
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giggles1

While I've loved all your creatures, this has got to be my favorite! Robert, she shoulda been #50!

    Bookmark   September 7, 2010 at 6:18AM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

That is beautiful. Lovely angel for the garden.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2010 at 11:49AM
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garden-potter

I really like that! You are so talented!

    Bookmark   September 7, 2010 at 1:42PM
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Marlene Kindred

BEAUTIFUL!!! Another fine work of art Robert!

    Bookmark   September 7, 2010 at 1:47PM
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toomuchglass(5)

An old Handgrenade ?!?!?!?!

You da bomb Bob !!

    Bookmark   September 7, 2010 at 9:12PM
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nanatricia

Cool!!

    Bookmark   September 7, 2010 at 11:02PM
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sunnyca_gw

You've done it again!! Great thing to do with a grenade, safe & sane!! Nice work! Jan

    Bookmark   September 7, 2010 at 11:39PM
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laurastheme(8)

You are SO creative. Where do you stash your materials? You must have a building full.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2010 at 3:14AM
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tehuti

Laura, it's a real struggle finding scrap these days when all the shops are recycling.
So I'm scavenging my collection of "good" stuff for parts (like the old hand grenade I purchased years ago for a buck).IÂve gotten some stuff from neighbors and from freecycle,

Robert

    Bookmark   September 8, 2010 at 4:01AM
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nanagrandma(9 SouthWest, Calif)

Robert again you did it again, What can I say BUT ITS DA BOMB Robert you are so very talented and everything you create always makes me think God has given you amazing talents, but the best part is that you have taken your talent created and then by posting it we can enjoy and admire, and sit here in admirations while we view an original work right in our own homne.
PS Thank you for your genorosity by even giving us the instructions.
Again I am awestruck that your eye can find beauty in gears, candle holder, computer case and the grenade.
Thank You so much for sharing ;(*~*);
Nanagrandma/Sylvia

    Bookmark   September 8, 2010 at 4:44AM
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shpnquen(z5, IN)

You are definitely one clever fella!! Love the color of blue you chose too! I bet the wife loves it!!! She better.... ;-)

    Bookmark   September 8, 2010 at 10:14AM
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oldcrafty(8)

Robert, your talents are never ending and I am so grateful that you share all your work with us. I sit in suspense just wondering WHAT can he think of next!?!?!?!?

    Bookmark   September 8, 2010 at 1:08PM
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jeannespines

I think what I love about this blue angel is the contradiction of what found materials you used to make her..the serenity of the star glass sub-base vs the brutality of a hand grenade for her head. The metal bicycle halo & auto tie rod body vs the fabricated wings from a computer casing. Wow! This pc needs to be in an art gallery! TFS your talent, Robert. Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2010 at 12:54PM
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