Monday, June 4, 2012

Ball #72 Update

My friend sent me these pictures, taken this past weekend. So glad the chippy approved!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Ball #104

The fifth ball and probably my last. (But never say never!) This ball was black and I painted it yellow. It is covered in a rainbow pattern with a star at the north pole and then ROYGBIV (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) more or less to the equator and then reversing to the south pole. It was given to my pastor and his family for their garden August 2011.

Ball #103

Another of the five balls. This one was black and I covered it with purple, lavendar and clear. Also mini purple & clear and clear fish. May 2012 update - Dad bought this ball for a Rotary friend.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ball #102

The third of five rescued balls. I painted this one navy and covered it with opaque periwinkle, and a variety of blue marine shaped marbles that came from The Christmas Tree Shop, including fish, sea horses, star fish and shells.

Ball #101

This ball was one of the five rescued by a Rotarian when his neighbor was going to throw them away. (Gasp!) It was a black and red swirl (the kind that bowling alleys have for the amateurs) and I painted it green. It is covered with a variety of translucent and opaque greens and highlighted with black-eyed susan flowers made with opaque yellow with a brown center. This ball was purchased by Dad for our uncle.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ball #100

And now for something completely different.....

It was my intention to stop after #100, until one of Dad's Rotary friends showed up with 5 more balls for me! Here is the first one. It was black. I had some bright lime colored marbles that I bought thinking I could do a smiley face with them. I tried various patterns but it never looked quite right so I gave up. Since then I had acquired a large amount of shiny black marbles, so I decided to do lime & orange dragonflies with black filler. It ain't subtle, that's for sure!  Update - May 2012 - I donated this ball to The Rotary as a door prize for their Golf Tournament, which will be held in August.

Ball #99

Another ball from my friend's son (I think!). This one was blue and I covered it with aqua translucent and cat eye. It is accented with glass sea horses, star fish and shells that came from The Christmas Tree Shop last summer. More concentric circles. Given to the Rotary friend who gave came up with five balls for me.