All work and no play

January 12th, 2009 in member junk     
bridiemurphy bridiemurphy, member
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Weekend is over and my hands are TIRED!  Poor Pooch is still being tiled, he's ready to play ball, but there's still some "spots" to be filled in...then the FUN part:  Grout!

Someone asked if he's paper mache', no, he's copper tubing covered with insect mesh, thin set, then cast off tiles that I'm nipping and placing randomly...the ball is a vintage, plastic, oversized outdoor ornament.

Ideas for names are WELCOME.  I'm more inclined to simply name the piece as a whole; something like:  "Let's Play"?  or, "Again?"  (Again may a bit too obtuse of a reference, but refers to the whole "re" thing -- i.e. reuse of tile, and how repetitive dogs can be when playing games!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, artwork, whimsical, outdoor spaces, white, black, wire, ceramic

Comments (7)

georgiamoon writes: Now this is a real transformation...I (sorry) thought he was a pig when I first saw him but he most definitely looks like a dog now. A really cute dog. Love him. Since we are being silly with names...how 'bout Tile-er. Georgia Posted: 2:21 pm on January 14th
shabbychick writes: Bridget - your pooch is absolutely amazing - and he's got a toy too!! (Is your kitty getting jealous??)

Names...how about "See Spot Play" (from the old Dick & Jane books - yikes, did I just sound really old???), or how about "Mo" (for mosaic) - keep the updates coming!!!

Thanks so much for sharing your awesome talent with us!

Kathy Posted: 10:06 am on January 13th
JunkArchitect writes: Wow! The face almost looks real…great job. Posted: 9:44 pm on January 12th
QueenofQuanity writes: Now this is one amazing dog! Really, I LOVE him!

QofQ Posted: 9:16 pm on January 12th
AtticusFinch writes: "Rufus at Play" Great Job, I'd be the first to place a bid, and hopefully the last!!!! Posted: 8:58 pm on January 12th
FunktionalJunk writes: This is adorable! I love Sue's story about her nickname...I think "Re-Pete" would be the perfect name for your little guy! Great job!

Leah Posted: 3:12 pm on January 12th
suewhitney writes: This little guy and his ball are way too cute. I love your color choices. And about the name...I'm going to share one of my childhood stories....sorry! There were six kids (I'm the baby) in my family and my maiden name is Peterson. I was in high school at the same with just one of my brothers who was a year ahead of me. His nickname was Pete and they didn't want to call me the same thing so my classmates came up with Re-Pete. Hmmm...maybe I was destined for the the reuse business! Can't wait to see this when it is complete. Thanks so much for sharing your progress. Good luck!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:03 am on January 12th
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