Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Father's Day...

This Sunday is Father' s Day here in the USA. I wish all Fathers, Grandfathers, Sons, Uncles, Brothers and anyone else a wonderful day.
Mr. C is all of the above and my husband I love dearly. We are do-overs in life and I feel so very fortunate that we found one another.
He really does put up with a lot when it comes to me and my quirkiness!
A few years ago I brought a used bowling ball home. No, neither of us bowl. So he simply had fun and bowled it down our steep driveway. I retrieved it as I needed it for a project. Oh No! Not another project. So he bowled it down the driveway again and I never found it. It probably went into the water canal and navigated who knows how many miles.
So I have always been looking for another used ball. All of them were far too expensive for me. Finally I found one at the local thrift store for $6. When I brought it home I hid it from Mr. C so he wouldn't bowl it down the driveway again.

This is my finished project. Mr. C actually bought me a steel post to place the finished ball on and he pounded it into the rock hard red clay ground. This is my new "gazing" ball.
This project is pretty time consuming as it goes slowly to glue the pennies on and then let them dry really well before rolling it to a blank space. I forgot to count the pennies but I think it is about $8 worth. So for about $25 total I have a really unique coppery yard art piece. It will be interesting to see the real pennies verdigris and the new non-copper pennies just remain the way they are.
My heartfelt thank you Mr. C and a very Happy Father's Day.
May you all enjoy a day of time spent together and making happy memories...


  1. Mr. C. sounds like an absolute sweetheart! I am so glad the two of you found each other!

  2. You and Mr.c sound like a great couple. Have a fun day tomorrow. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog.

  3. What a great idea for a gazing ball! I love it. Enjoy your weekend with Mr. C. :-)

  4. are amazing!!!!!!! I would have NEVER thought of that! Artists of many sorts see so much potential in EVERYTHING...that is what I love about the fact that we all have been given a gift in our minds and hearts...and I just want to thank you for your comment. I appreciate them ALL, but yours REALLY spoke a DISTINCT and DIRECT message to me by giving me a specific thing that my writing did for you. You said that I was able to "take the reader in the moment" and that is what I intended. THANK YOU FOR RECOGNIZING THAT AND TELLING ME! Peace and love to you dear artist! Anita

  5. this post is the best !!!!!


  6. This is a lovely idea, sweet friend. I am going to remember it. Have a happy happy Father's day o xx o xx o

  7. Wow...How fabulous...Love it...what a dazzling ball of bling...i think it is quite a gorgeous are so creative...!! Happy Father's day to all your loved ones!

  8. Happy Father's Day to adorable Mr. C and happy weekend and creating to you, my dear Mrs. C! Your copper loving bowling ball is endearing too! Show us the changes over time, will you?!♥ ~kathy

  9. Great Hubbies are our greatest find! Love 'em! I bought a bowling ball for $3, a 10 pin size. Not sure just what to do with it but yours is a great idea.

  10. I certainly would have never of thought of that. From a distance you can't even tell that's what it is. Very cool! Blessings to you and yours, Tammy

  11. Hello
    Ingenious idea! I love it... You have a beautiful blog and I will be following along.
    Thank you for visiting Bebe in Italy.. I am honored to have you follow along.. Is'nt Anita wonderful! She is a dear friend.
    So nice to meet you.

  12. Wow! That gazing ball is fabulous!!!! :) This is so much fun. Happy Father's Day, Mr. C!!! :)

  13. What a great post! Wow you are so clever to come up with something like this. Fantastic!

  14. I LOVE THIS and the story that goes with it. You two are so right for each other !


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