Weeds Are Often Beautiful

July 10th, 2019

Dandelions

Dandelions

Dandelions

Dandelions

Dandelions

Dandelions


Gazania

July 10th, 2019

Gazania

Gazania


The Proper Niche is Important

July 10th, 2019

June 2, 2019

Sempervivum Jade Rose

Five plants found garden locations. One was potted up with some companions.

Sempervivum Jade Rose

July 10 2019

A sunny window location is not enough sun.

Sempervivum Jade Rose

July 10 2019 In the Garden

Yep, I have loads of oak leaves to clear up.

Sempervivum Jade Rose

Sempervivum Jade Rose

Sempervivum Jade Rose

Sempervivum Jade Rose

Sempervivum Jade Rose


Dietes and Companions

July 9th, 2019

Dietes and Companion

Dietes and Companion


Dandelion

June 24th, 2019

Dandelion Flower

Dandelion Bud

Dandelion Leaf

Dandelion Flower

Dandelion with Spider


Stones, Succulents, and Dash

June 24th, 2019

Dinking around with adding stones in the garden.

Stones

Definitely needs a better curve.

Dash noticed the changes right away.

Dash Stones


Holey Petals

June 22nd, 2019

Holey Petals


Work in Progress–Who Is Left…

June 17th, 2019

Who is Left… is a piece that has felted wool blocks stitched together with copper wire. The copper wire was removed from a mixer that caught fire.

Who Is Left

The wire replaced safety pins that I had hoped would patina green.

Who Is Left

That didn’t happen, because they weren’t bronze. They became a lovely textural brown.

Who Is Left Brown Safety Oins

Not the result I wanted, but the safety pins will find their way into a future piece.

Solution to patina pennies green
2.0 parts white vinegar
.5 parts salt (non iodized)
1.5 parts clear detergent (free of ammonia)

Solution Instructions
Spray on solution and allow to set for 1 hour. Reapply.
Allow patina to dry to green powdery finish
Patina will set permanently
Allow to set overnight.

I used Sea Salt and All Clear Free. The solution became thick and white, not a sprayable solution. I dipped the piece in the thick solution and squeezed it through the blocks.

Who Is Left

The piece was hung to drain over a plastic bin. Sprayed it multiple times with water. The detergent made a bit of foam. Suspect I will soak the piece in the morning to remove excess detergent.

Who Is Left Water Application

I wrapped the piece in plastic for the night.

Who Is Left in Plastic

Also wrapped the bin with excess solution in plastic to keep it clean for possible application tomorrow.

Now I wait.


Buds

June 17th, 2019

Succulent Buds

Succulent Buds

Succulent Buds
Succulent Buds


Cactus Buds and Flowers

June 16th, 2019

Cactus Bud 1
Cactus Bud 1

Cactus Flower 1
Cactus Flower 1

Cactus Buds 2 and 3
Cactus Buds 2 and 3

Cactus Flower 2
Cactus Flower 2

Cactus Flower 3
Cactus Flower 3


Cactus Flower

Cactus Flower Spent