Saturday, August 2, 2014

Heads Up!

 I finished the Styrofoam head project this week.  One side effect of this hot weather is it keeps me in the art room instead of outdoors after work.  I haven't decided if I will list them on Etsy or save them for the imaginary antique mall booth.  They are kind of awkward to ship.  For now they are sitting on a high shelf in the art room watching over my activities.
Last Sunday I did suck it up and work on one BIG garden project.  I should have taken a "before" picture but I think you can get the idea.  The arborvitae next to my pond had grown so wide I was in danger of being pushed in when I tried to get back to the filter.  Consequently I have gotten VERY lazy about cleaning it and my pond is looking pretty yucky this year.  The fish don't seem to mind but I do!  I like the new look but, unfortunately, discovered a wild holly tree back there.  It is in between an arborvitae and the fence so I have no idea how I'm going to get that thing out of there.  I'll think about it some other day...
For today, I'm off to get a haircut and look at some junk!

16 comments:

My Garden Diaries said...

Love the heads! They are very cool!! And a job well done in your garden! Your space is such a beautiful retreat! Good luck getting that holly tree out back there! Happy weekend!! Nicole xo

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Those heads are wonderful! Enjoy them watching over you awhile, then see what they want to do. A haircut and some junk hunting sounds like a good day to me.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I like your heads! Keep them for your REAL antiques booth one day...It would be so amazing! I know what you mean about the heat ugh!

Carol

Shirlee Fassell said...

The heads are amazing! Very clever!

Annette said...

Oh, those heads! I like the one on the left best. Your pond is very nice and I'm sure you will figure out that wild holly tree.
Cut and junk....right up my alley.

Tami Hacker said...

I love you design heads - very clever and unique!


I've always wanted a pond, but all the upkeep has deterred me.

Going junking always a good plan. I' m thinking about doing it later today, if the rain stops.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Your heads are beautiful! I will never look at those styrofoam heads the same way again. Kathy you are so creative! Your pond is beautiful too.

xo Danielle

must love junk said...

Your 'head project' turned out so fun! And your yard looks gorgeous! I bet that pond is so soothing :)
Susan

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Love your heads you did!! Those look so fun and fabulous!! They really turned out great! Your pond is so pretty there! I had to laugh or rather smirk a bit when you said you were in danger of being pushed in...lol. Too funny! But it really does look lovely! :) My mom had a pond and I know how things just grow and pop up where they want. We were just feeding her fish some blueberries tonight...a nice little treat for them! :) xo Holly

The Junque Seeker said...

Your heads are awesome! I bought one last weekend, and you've inspired me. I had planned to cover it with paper but never thought of putting it on a funky stand. Love them!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, the heads turned out great and love the collage combinations you used. Your garden is gorgeous and the pond is stunning.
Have fun on your hair appt. and junk hunting.
Hugs

Into Vintage said...

Imaginary antique mall booth? I am intrigued... I have an antique mall in mind for you. :-) Glad to see this little heatwave hasn't slowed you down.

Marrianna said...

I adore the styro heads. You did a fantastic job with the decoupage. The stands are wonderful. And once the "imaginary" antique store opens, they will make it all real and wonderful. You're right though that shipping would be a nightmare.

I have just read several of your blog posts as a result of Laurie and the blog tour. Thank you for sharing your process with us.

Marrianna in Flagstaff, AZ

Maureen Kuppe said...

Awesome job on the heads Kathy! And your yard is wonderful - I love the pond (with fish - cool!) !!

Annette said...

Oh wow, the heads are FANTASTIC! What a good idea to put them on stands and trim them in such finery.

Kate North said...

Love these heads - what a great idea!