Wednesday, June 13, 2012

An Introduction to My Flock

I thought I would take a break from the garden to introduce you to my flock.  No, not chickens (at least not yet).  My flock is what I call my yard art.  I have wanted something to jazz up my yard for years. My problem was I wanted something different from the ubiquitous resin angels, mushrooms, frogs, etc.  Not that there is anything wrong with these.  In fact, I got so hungry for yard art that I bought an angel for my hosta garden.  But in my heart I craved something different.

I had to have her!

My yard art problem was solved last fall when I went to my daughter's preschool craft fair.  This is where "crafty" parents sell the stuff they make.  Based on the name I wasn't expecting much (I envisioned tables full of crocheted pot holders, bottle cap/popsicle stick trivets and the like).  Boy was I wrong!

A local artist, Amy Hart, was there selling her "found object" art.  When I saw her display it was love at first sight.  She had this amazing 3'x3' praying mantis that I had to have.  Problem was it was already sold.  I ended up buying a bird (the one above) and a dragon at her first show.

Love the garden tools on this one.

I was ready when the spring craft show came around.  I was there when the show opened.  To be honest, I was there before (I know, kind of stalker-ish).  I planned on having my pick of pieces.  I bought 4 more birds.  Since this is art and I have 6 pieces I guess this makes me a collector.  I can't wait for her next show!

This little one lives in the herb garden.

Another recent addition.
Last but not least!

Want to know more about Amy?  Here is a link to an article in the local paper about her.

What kind of yard art do you have?


  1. "What kind of yard art do you have?"

    LOL....frogs and gnomes :-)

    1. I have fondness for gnomes. Our neighbor has a great collection. I never knew they made so many.


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