And so my neighbor said,

tehutiDecember 13, 2010

I need to get something for that empty corner of my garden over by the silver lace vine. Well it is Christmas and I am kinda a giving guy soooooooooooooo

Yep, I made him a sculpture. I saw a similar one on the net and said to myself, "I can make that."

Here is a link that might be useful: Backyard roper

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grandma_cindy(5)

Very kewl!

    Bookmark   December 14, 2010 at 12:11AM
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toomuchglass(5)

YEE -- HAW !!! It's purdy !!!!!!

    Bookmark   December 14, 2010 at 12:44PM
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oldcrafty(8)

Robert...............please come be my neighbor!!!! I love the cowpoke as I love all your creations.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2010 at 3:41PM
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rosiew(8 GA)

Robert, what a marv artist you are. Visited your Sculpture and Gift pages - amazing variety and so much fun. The amethyst and slate piece is beautiful. Will you tell us how you afixed the amethyst. I have some small, jade like emeralds that I've been going crazy trying to come up with an idea for - something I'd wear.

So glad you shared. And the roper is delightful.

Rosie, Sugar Hill, GA

    Bookmark   December 14, 2010 at 3:50PM
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lizzardly

Robert won't you please be my neighbor? I adore your work.

    Bookmark   December 14, 2010 at 6:18PM
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sunnyca_gw

Where's the rodeo!! Did you give it already? Bet he will love it! Jan

    Bookmark   December 14, 2010 at 11:46PM
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soxxxx

One of my favorites of your creations. I like things western even though this is not the cowboy part of Texas.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2010 at 12:31AM
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tehuti

Rosiew. I used a counter-sink bit in my drill to make a tapered hole for the stone and then glued it in place with a glass glue.
The slate I have came from Lowe's and was imported from India - it is much softer than slate found in New England.
It polishes up really nice and a few coats of Urethane locks the finish.

I made one for a grand-niece (the opal) and the other was snatched by my wife. Ha, ha.
Have a happy Christmas all.
Robert

    Bookmark   December 15, 2010 at 4:36AM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Yet another wonderful piece! I bet your neighbor loves you.
Kathy

    Bookmark   December 15, 2010 at 7:28PM
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tinfoilhat

Robert, it might be time to scale back that giving kinda guy thing before you end up in court ordered therapy.

Here is a link that might be useful: Woman Awakes to Sculpture in Yard

    Bookmark   December 16, 2010 at 3:20AM
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Marlene Kindred

Another great creation Robert! You already know that I'd love it if we were neighbors!

    Bookmark   December 16, 2010 at 7:36PM
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luna_llena_feliz

Very cool, Robert! tinfoilhat, I love that story. I love the stories of people taking gnomes and other garden ornaments on wild adventures around the world and sending photos back home to the owner to prove it. Within weeks, the garden ornament is back in its original spot. Some fun people out there!

    Bookmark   December 17, 2010 at 12:22AM
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