Saturday, July 30, 2011

Ding Dong

After building several model engines this year I figured it was time to work in another metal sculpture. The inspiration for this one came from one of several pictures that Guy sent me from Disney Land while he and his family were vacationing there. (Shown below) While there are some similarities it is not a copy. The bells and Friar heads were cast from bronze. Some of the small decorative pieces from aluminum, and the rest is made of steel

If the cord is pulled slowly it produces a pleasant ding dong sound.
Now being equipped with both bells and whistles, our home is a pretty snazzy place.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Spiritual Living

Gardening hint of the month: Growth Stimulants

The Begonias seemed to be a little puny this year so I made a trip to the Morgue and got some fertilizer. It is cheap and they have plenty. They will give you for free, all you want of people who do not pay their bill.

The Begonias ought to really start growing now, maybe even pass up that big green flower.

Actually the inspiration for this one came from the cover picture of a book that I had ordered.
It looked like someone had been smashed by an old cast iron bath tub.
I searched for a manikin, but when I found how costly they were, I decided t cobble something together myself. It is built out of the bottom pan of an old swamp cooler.

Hopefully we a can find another hint for next month. Until then Happy gardening!