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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thank you Christy

My roommate for the Bonanza was Christy S.

Christy and I had never met before the Bonanza. She lives in Ardmore OK, and I live in East Texas. But I knew of Christy's work. I had seen her metal sculptures on another message board. Christy takes metal junk, and she welds it into really neat stuff. I knew that she was driving from her town, to a town just south of me this week, and that she'd be driving real close on her way. I had accumulated a bunch of metal junk, mostly by products of other stuff I'd bought, and made arrangements to meet her just off the highway to give her the 3 boxes of metal this-n-that. I was so surprised when she pulled this out of her truck to give me.

I told you she welds wonderful stuff.

Isn't that little bird just adorable.
It has already found a home in my yard and I am enjoying it very much.
You'll be hearing more about Christy in the near future. I'm hoping to get her to start a blog so she can share her wonderful creations with all of you.
She suggested that I put a poly on it, or that I might just want to let it rust. I had it out the first night and it got rained on, and the poor shiney bird is already showing some rust spots. I like the rusty look, and can't decide if I want to poly just the bird and the center shiny ball to keep them shiny. What do you think? Thank you again Christy, I love my birdbath.

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ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Lucky you, Margo! Beautiful project! Tell Christy she did a beautiful job (and to start a blog soon)! As far as the bird...I like the shiny finish...hmmm...but I also like rusty things. You can't go wrong either way!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I love the bird! I'd probably poly the shiny head and let the rest rust.

We are going on a buying trip this weekend in Bandera, Gruene and Salado. Should have some good junk pictures when we get back. ~Mindy

Debbie said...

I'm alway amazed at what I see on your blog! The things you do and all the creative people you know.

Debbie in Florida

Inspired Tokens said...

Wow look at that little silver bird! I've been in a whirl lately and not visiting in blogland ...I'm glad to be back even though for a minute ...I love your sharing of ideas!

Jenny S said...

Very fun! I want one of those birdies for my mom for christmas. Do you have contact info for Christy that I might contact her and commission one??

TinaTx said...

That is just too cute! I kinda like the shiny head myself.
I know you will let us know if/when she starts a blog.

Junk Sophisticate said...

You both gave each other some really nice things and I think the rusty bird bath is adorable. I suggest applying a poly coat since the piece already has a good amount of rust on it (it looks great right now). That way it won't over-rust.

I Play Outside The Box said...

I would poly the it would catch ones eye.

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh Wow!! Do I ever love that bird!!! Laurie

Carol said...

OMG!! I used to live in Ardmore, OK!!
What a cute little birdie!
Wished I could weld!

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