old timer

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Rain Barrel Art Project DONE!


That was such a wonderful surprise,,, okay, not that they won,,, well,  maybe a little because they won, but mostly ,,,, it was the blowout!   WOW!!!!


The rain barrel is done and the City of Everett now owns it.  YAY!

I went back to my work and redid it over and over until I couldn't figure out what else to do with it.  If you'd like to see the first pictures click here .....

When you see it in "person", it looks great.  In these pictures, not so great.   The whole idea is to cover that big blue barrel.  So, let's check it out.

Finished piece.

The recycled air conditioner piece makes
a great water spout.

Here you can see her eye and mouth better.

Fishies!  You can see more of the blue
behind the metal now. 

Sand dollars.

Here you can see more of the blue in the
background.  I like this a lot better
than my first try.

I cut out around the overflow spout.

I cut out around the hole where the
tap for the hose will go.

The back of the whale.

The heart in her tail.

Door hardware and an old square head nail
close the sides together very nicely.

I used the plasma cutter for a quick hole,
then mounted the hardware from
the inside with rivets.

That small rectangle is 2 magnets stuck together
from an old Sonicare toothbrush head. 
It closes the top flap over the over flow spout.


Here you can see the air conditioner piece.

The only new parts to this piece are the crystals and the wire that hold them in place.  And that's a good thing!  :)

OKAY!  So, one down for this year.  MAN!  I'm really slow this year.  I've decided to take a break this year.  I am putting my application in for Sorticulture and Hempfest, nothing else this year.  I hope to get in.  I'll let you know when I find out!!!

Hope you enjoyed your weekend and that your weather is being good to you.  The news sounded dismal at best all week.  Sorry!



  1. Neat idea. Love the whale and her water spout. Also love how you cut out the fish and star fish.

    We went to your favorite place on Sat. The recycle. Had 2120 in scrap to sell. Woo hoo, paid for the tire on the trailer that we blew out and 5 round bales of hay. Plus dinner and a couple of other things.

    1. Thanks! WOW! Look at you. Way to go. It's amazing how much money is just sitting around waiting for you to find it. It also cleans up the world one little piece at a time and it sure adds up quickly! Congrats! Shell