Sunday, October 18, 2009

Yard Art with Dad :)

Being who I am, I am ALWAYS looking for something new and different that know one has ever done. Well, I'm not sure but in this area anyway I was the first to create standing wood 'Yard Art'. I actually made pretty good money too and they were fun to make. The best part was that I got to do a project with my Dad :) I would draw the pattern and he would transfer it onto the wood, cut it out with a jigsaw and paint the whole thing with a good anti weather primer. Then I got to do the fun part. Here are just a couple of them. They stand at full height (Santa in 5.5' tall). The part that makes me angry and made me stop creating them is that they were being copied. The people would buy mine and actually trace the pattern from the features and recreate and sale them themselves! That's not even cool!!! :(


creativedawn said...

Oh no! You couldn't copyright the design itself? but who thinks of that, right? Anyhoo, the yard art is beautiful and better still the time you spent with your Dad is immeasureable! What a memory to have! WOW! Lucky you! big hugz+

Ree Medina said...

How cool is that! They are wonderful Shell! I will never forget doing wall hangings with my Dad for my first born. He drew some, I drew some, he jigsawed them, then we both painted them. They were a lot smaller though and made for the baby room wall.

Mary said...

Wow ! How beautiful they are .I would of loved looking at all of them you . The zebra looked real.You have a lovely family .Thanks for sharing . Hugs, Mary