Monday, September 22, 2008
How it all started
Several years ago, I glimpsed an episode on HGTV where they decorated a bowling ball. It caught my attention and I started looking up decorated balls on the internet. Believe it or not, I'm not the only one drawn to an orb.
Here's the first site I found: http://groups.msn.com/GardenJunk/bowlingballsaddictsunite.msnw
Here's another one: http://forums2.gardenweb.com/forums/junk/
The first ball I tried was a mosaic using broken china and 1/2" squares of stained glass window glass. I finished the mosaic part but still haven't grouted it, so it's waiting patiently for me to do so. I also went down the rabbit trail of making mosaic bricks. They are easier to mosaic. I grouted the first bunch and then made some more which are also patiently waiting for me.
Since then, I've had another 60 bowling balls pass through my hands, so on this blog, I'll try to tell their stories.