Wednesday, May 27, 2009
This ball also came from my friend's son. It was a turquoise swirl, but was badly beaten up so I painted it creamy white. I covered it with irregular cobalt with a white swirl, solid cobalt, opaque white, periwinkle, and clear with a periwinkle cat eye. It is grouped with ball #1 and ball #50 on the window seat in the dining room. This ball is one of my favorites.
This ball also came from my friend's son. It was an eggplant color and I decorated it with flower power purple with clear with white cat eye centers and clear background fill. I photographed it on a cloudy day and none of the pictures do it justice. It sold at the garden center during the summer of 2008.
My friend's son found this on his disposal route. It was red and I covered it with flower power red with clear with white cat eye centers and clear filler. It sold at the garden center during the 2008 summer season.
I purchased this ball at the Lutheran rummage sale for $2.00. It was a turquoise swirl and I covered it in concentric circles of alternating turquoise, clear round and clear oval, accented with large clear and clear butterflies. ( I got a lot of mileage out of the butterflies, flowers, and leaves! They came from the Dollar General. I keep looking, but they haven't stocked them again.) This ball sold at the garden center during the 2008 summer season.
Monday, May 25, 2009
This ball came from the sales rep of a company my employer does business with. It was a deep green and I covered it with orange and yellow flower power and filled in the background with clear round and ovals. It sold at the garden center during the summer of 2008.
The 10th ball from the Baptist Church was a pink & blue swirl pattern. It reminded me of bubble gum. I decorated it with large clear round and ovals , accented with red and blue. I gave it to friends as a house warming present in June of 2008.
This was the 9th ball (according to my notes) from the Baptist Church. It was jade green and I covered it with clear red flower power with tomato opaque centers. The filler marbles were red iridescent. This one sold at a garden center during the summer of 2008.
Yet another ball from the Baptist Church. This one was black and I painted it cream white. It is covered with irregular green with a white streak, clear round and oblong, clear butterflies, and clear with a green cat eye. The Rotary Club sold it during their annual geranium sale in May of 2008.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
This ball came from the Baptist Church. It was black and I painted it cream white. It is decorated with off-center concentric circles of aqua opaque, clear with aqua cat eye, brushed with lime cat eye, clear with lime cat eye and iridescent lime. I gave it to a friend for her birthday/Christmas present in May of 2008.
This ball originally belonged to a friend of my mother. Mom bought it from an estate sale after her friend's death. It was a green and turquoise swirl pattern. I used large and small clear and oval marbles, clear flowers, and white opaque flower power with a turquoise center. I used an large oval over the engraved name on the ball. I gave the finished ball to Mom and she has it in her sun room, which is aqua and white.
Another ball from my friend's son. This one was painted navy and covered with large and small marine assorted (cobalt, green, turquoise, aqua, clear), butterflies and flowers. It was given to a friend as a birthday present in October 2007.