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Imagedana
Feb 9, 2010 10:22 AM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
ohhh i thought it was a chip *Blush*
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ImageCamillia84
Feb 11, 2010 8:05 PM CST
Name: Lorene Miller
Jacksonville, Fl.
So far, this is the 'Masterpiece' of my yard.

See some familliar names out there, so sure some of you know this piece---'Drago ll.

For those of you that don't know me: I am a fellow gardener that believes, when the plants go to ground in the winter---you still need something to look at.

This is what I do for a living, paint concrete statuary. Not a very good money maker----end up spending what I make ( & then some ) on concrete statues! LOL!!


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PainterLady
Imagedana
Feb 11, 2010 11:17 PM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
that is nice! do you make the statues too? dont you just love the way concrete takes paint.. it makes colors look soft or something
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ImageCamillia84
Feb 12, 2010 5:57 AM CST
Name: Lorene Miller
Jacksonville, Fl.
No, they are delivered to us. Unfortunately, there is always one or more pieces in every delivery that I just have to have.

That picture of 'Drago' isn't the best, the sun made the colors look washed out. Am curently working on another dragon like him at the shop, will post pictures when it's done.
Meantime, this is 'Aslan', he lives on the opisite side of the front walk from 'Drago'.

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PainterLady
Imagestormyla
Feb 12, 2010 6:50 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Camillia, Your statues are very nice. What kind of paint do you use on them?
Calsurf73
Feb 16, 2010 8:29 PM CST
Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
My neighbor made this "window" for me. She found the window in the alley and painted it with some sort of special paint for glass. The large pieces of glass on the lower half were broken so she just saved the top part. I can't draw or paint freehand, but she did this w/o a pattern and did it in one afternoon.
Kids always notice this piece first.

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Calsurf73
Feb 16, 2010 8:32 PM CST
Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
Found this piece of driftwood on the beach last summer. It looks (to me) like a dog from the side...still haven't found a place for it yet.

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Imagestormyla
Feb 16, 2010 8:33 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
That's very nice, Calsurf.
Calsurf73
Feb 16, 2010 8:36 PM CST
Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
This huge rabbit is in front of a house a few blocks from where I live.
They got it from a store that was going out of business. It's papier mache and it stops traffic when people drive by and see it. Very fun piece.

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Imagedana
Feb 16, 2010 8:40 PM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
I LOVE THE WINDOW! windows always look good in a garden
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ImageCamillia84
Feb 16, 2010 9:02 PM CST
Name: Lorene Miller
Jacksonville, Fl.
Stormyla,

Sorry it took me so long to get back here!

Any acrylic or latex paint will work as long as you use a clear coat made for concrete when the piece is painted. I use a couple of different kinds of sealants, but have only been able to find them by the gallon & a little expensive if you are only going to use it on a couple of pieces.

Check your local hardware stores for Behr or Quickcrete Clear Sealants, they may have it in smaller quantities. It comes in both Wet Look & Matt.

Hope this helped you!

Lori

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PainterLady
Imagedana
Feb 18, 2010 9:26 AM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
i love the glossy sealer on that! i was trying to think of what would look good glossy. and that is a perfect example
Learn and share ideas about how to make concrete garden art and hardscapes at Diy concrete art and hardscapes cubit. Also visit trash to treasure/mosaic with unusual objectsfor more garden art ideas.
Imagestormyla
Feb 21, 2010 2:59 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Thanks, Lori, I will.

Mike, I LOVE the Rabbit. That's just great. I've got a few of these really strange looking guys lurking about.

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Imagedana
Feb 23, 2010 11:27 AM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
those are cute, have you ever seen the green man faces ? im thinking about making some
Learn and share ideas about how to make concrete garden art and hardscapes at Diy concrete art and hardscapes cubit. Also visit trash to treasure/mosaic with unusual objectsfor more garden art ideas.
Imagestormyla
Feb 24, 2010 11:38 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Dana, Yes, I have a nice one or two. When I have time, I'll post photos.
ImageBoopaints
Mar 1, 2010 4:38 PM CST
Name: Becky Capps
Phoenix, AZ 85022
finding joy one day at a time!
I got tired of working on my cubits so have been hitting random cubits (clicking at the bottom of the pages.)

Love the bright colors of your forum!
I have posted this brick on my own cubit but I'll share it here too.
Hurray!

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Imageplantladylin
Mar 1, 2010 4:44 PM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
Boo: Great job, that is really pretty! I envy people with such talent! I wish I could paint like that, I have lots of that scalloped cement edging and it's so moldy and ugly looking, but alas I have no creative talent.
Imagedana
Mar 1, 2010 6:50 PM CST
Name: dana aka iris28
tristate area, ky z6b
what a great way to use those grey borders! Hurray!
Learn and share ideas about how to make concrete garden art and hardscapes at Diy concrete art and hardscapes cubit. Also visit trash to treasure/mosaic with unusual objectsfor more garden art ideas.
Image1AnjL
Mar 3, 2010 12:40 AM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
Boo! i love that idea! so cute!
All Things Hobby
All the coffee in Columbia will never make me a morning person!
Imagewcgypsy
Mar 9, 2010 9:58 AM CST
Name: Sherry
Crescent City, Ca.
Oh, Dana, I'm so sorry. I see that I should have added the pic posts down here..I see that NOW, duh. I was posting pics of the metalwork towers that my husband made for me for Christmas and this is the Witch Tower



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