Garden Treasure Bird Pool

Welcome to new followers and thank you for all your lovely comments about my Pool of Dreams bird bath. I must admit I was a bit overwhelmed but feel privileged to have been featured on Discover .

I have made another bird pool. This one is a lot smaller and constructed by using my other method by casting the cement mortar into a mould which in this case was a plastic melamine salad bowl from Tescos! “You can’t use that” my daughter insisted, “it’s too nice, you’ll get it covered in concrete and we could use it to eat salad out of!” So I had to sneak it into my shed while she was at college and I covered the inside quickly with wire, mesh and cement mortar.

Again I began from the centre with a beautiful ammonite.

I didn’t like the horizontal direction of the first few strips of gold metal leaf glass, so I redid it …

 

Old toothbrushes are great for cleaning out that stubborn grout!

Garden Treasure Bird Pool

 

 

 

I love using glass marbles in these pieces combined with glass nuggets and milliefiori tiles. The marbles were bought years ago on a trip with my kids to the House of Marbles in Devon. Many years ago we watched the marbles being made in the factory, which was fascinating. I think even my hyperactive boys were mesmerized and settled down for five minutes to watch. We all bought a tub of marbles each and when we got them home they were played with for a short while before being left to collect dust on shelves in the bedroom. When my kids left home and cleared their rooms they gave me their marbles and I stored several jars of them in my work-shed with the idea that I would use them one day. It wasn’t until I discovered I could cut them into two halves (not an easy cut, and not 100% accurate or successful) that I began to use them in my work. That way I had a flat base to stick them into the cement adhesive.

 

Garden Treasure Bird Pool and the Pool of Dreams.

Happy May Day

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Green With Envy

If you read the story from the last post, you will understand what this is all about. If you didn’t then read it hereย  Moths on the Moon

To purchase any of these mosaics, click the pictures.

Green with Envy in the Morning

Green with Envy in the Morning

Green with Envy at Noon

Green with Envy at Noon

Green with Envy in the Evening

Green with Envy in the Evening

Green with Envy during the Night

Green with Envy during the Night

Green with Envy over the Sea

Green with Envy over the Sea

I also have a cluster of moon moths that I had gathered together from a recent trip on the moon. All these and more are available from my Artfinder shop. You can view the works without having to join by clicking the cross at the top right hand corner of the page. Or you can have ยฃ10 off any Artfinder art work by clicking this link http://artf.in/2Jp2Rg and joining.

Moon Moths (1)

Moon Moths (1)

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