These little bulb shapes can be made into many little animal whistles. When I was first learning to make whistles my mentor/teacher/dear friend, Nancy, hand built all of hers. I wanted my whistles to be informed by, but not indistinguishable from hers. Thus I came up with the idea of a thrown form I could use in a variety of ways.
I turn the cones on their side for the fish and pig. The penguin and mouse are trimmed and have wings, ears, noses, beaks added.
I'm trying an elephant, a hippo, a rhino next. We'll see, Grasshopper.......we'll see......
There seemed to be some confusions about the house on Wordless Wednesday. I showed all four sides of one building. I'm contemplating more.
We covered the pond with the leaf net last week end. Just in time too! The first year we just put it on the water surface....BIG MISTAKE! We spent the winter watching it slowly sink under the weight of wet leaves. A mess to get out in the spring. Now we use s few saplings to make a frame to put the net over.
The fish are still swimming. It's easy to mistake them for leaves on top of the net if we just glance at them.
The frogs like to sit on top of the net. Sometimes they sit on on the frame and sometimes on the net itself. Different strokes for different frogs. They don't seem to have any trouble getting out from under the net or getting back in.
HEY GARY! GODZILLA IS IN THE GARDEN!
I stuck the Godzilla head is a flower pot to keep it from underfoot. Last week these violas, which must have reseeded from the spring, started blooming. There's no reason a monster shouldn't enjoy the flowers!
The sun is coming out after a night of heavy rain.....hope your week end is sunny or rainy depending on what you need.
This post can also be found over on Mud Colony. Take a look and see who is there this week.
As always thanks for stopping by............*s*