Jun 6, 2013

Midsummer Dreaming: The Garden

Good morning good folk!

I was thinking on Midsummer lately, its a magical time. Flowers bloom, dragonflies dance and fairies come to visit your gardens. You have started your fairy gardens haven't you??

While I know a few of you fine gals are about to enter your winter seasons, I thought we could stroll down the summer path for a while with a little story *wink*
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I see us sitting in a wonderful nook filled with speckled light. Nearby is the tinkling sound of a water fountain:
 
 
Can you hear the chirping of the little birds as they dance in the birdbath?

 
It would be so nice to sit here in this garden...er.....
 
CRAP I forgot the bench!!!
 
Ok lets pick this up next post...where are they gonna sit Jane?? Geesh..terrible at this. *wink*


32 comments:

  1. omg I love it, so cute and so perfect for a garden!

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  2. OMG I LOVE THIS!!!!!! Miss Jane you have certainly outdid yourself. The fountain just comes alive with that face. And oh my the bird bath.... Mushrooms and a snail!!! HUGGS Thats it I am so saving these pics for this rainy weekend inspiration!

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    1. aww! I raise my pinkie to you madam! You are a great friend ;p

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  3. Love, love, love! :D

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  4. You have a wonderful imagination. Your fountain is the most spekutalære fountain I have ever seen. I can clearly see a common thread to some of your previous work. Very exciting Jane. I look forward to seeing more of this theme.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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    1. Thanks Wyrna! I think these would sit lovely in some ones garden scene ;P

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  5. Hello Jane,
    That is lovely work. the fountain is beautiful.
    Hugs
    Giac

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    1. Thank you sir! Summer does inspire ;)

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  6. So stinking cute! Can't wait for the bench to come- and fairies! There will be fairies, right??

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  7. Lovely, as usual!
    Hugs,
    Ruth

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  8. Gorgeous work, Jane. Can't wait to see more! xo Jennifer

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  9. I like these pieces. The fountain is spectacular; the water lokos real.
    Greetings, Faby

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  10. Wondwrful work Jane!kiss

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  11. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that fountain!!! It's amazing! You did a great job with the squirting water :D Can't wait for the next post. Hmm.... I'm thinking a fairy garden roombox.... With this little fountain and birdbath, some green grass and bushes (ooh, magnolias!!)..... *sigh*

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    1. Oh, and perhaps you can make a little Confucius snail to go with it :D I seriously love that snail ;)

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    2. Well he's pretty slow, but he will make his way to Slovenia soon ;)

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  12. Woowwwwooowww... That fountain with the water is awesome! I assume you made both the fountain and the birdbath. :) Fantastic job!

    toddlindsey.com

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  13. I love that birdbath =) Hannah

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  14. With these two marvellous pieces your fairy garden is going to be awsome. I love your work!
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Oh I have plenty of fairy gardens ;) These are just extras ;P

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  15. Hi Jane, again you made some exquisite pieces in miniature. I especially love the fountain!

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  16. Ciao Jane, mi piacciono molto i due oggetti per il giardino ma soprattutto la fontana dove l'acqua sembra proprio che sgorga fresca!Un abbraccio,Manu

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  17. Your birdbath and fountain are gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing more.
    Hugs Maria

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  18. Can't wait to see the finished fairy garden. Gorgeous work!
    Best Wishes,
    Vicki

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  19. Wonderfully creative items. Look forward to a bit more day-dreaming with you and seeing the bench and other items.

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  20. fontaine et vasque sont superbes, on entend (presque) l'eau qui coule, en attendant le banc, nous pouvons nous asseoir dans l'herbe et profiter de ce féérique jardin !
    rosethé

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  21. Hello Lady Jane! I doff my hat to you! You have made a most wonderful and magical fountain and birdbath! Your sculpting skills continue to impress and astound me! I was smitten with your culinary goodie and then your green gardening thumbs followed by your fabulous fairies and now with your sculpted garden accessories! You my dear are a true " Renaissance Woman!"

    elizabeth

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  22. Привет!
    Вы замечательный скульптор! Ваш фонтан великолепно смотрится. Вода совершенно натурально выглядит! Мне нравится ваш бассейн для птиц. Я с нетерпением жду продолжения!!!!
    Татьяна

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  23. Sorry to arrive so late at the party... gorgeous fountain!
    Hugs,
    Gee

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  24. Jane,
    Your fountain water looks so clear and realistic. I tried making a fountain and the water looks like mucus. (trying to be nice lol) Please share what you used and maybe a little about your technique.
    Thanks!

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    1. Greetings grandmommy!

      I used 2 part resin for this set, there are lots of options though.

      For the spout water I slow dripped a strand of hot glue into a cold glass of water so that it formed a base to drip pour the resin onto.

      Of course resin would be the best bet.. but its tricky and expensive.

      A good alternative would be to do a few coats to a piece of clear firm plastic with triple thick gloss glaze, this is a cheap alternative to using poured fillers.

      I have not straight filled anything large with triple thick yet.. but it might be worth a shot to see if it fills in a shallow space ;P

      Best of luck to you, let me know how it turns out!

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