Friday, July 3, 2009
My sister and her husband found this ball and #61 on the side of the road while they were on a bike ride. Thankfully both balls were in bowling bags and they weren't far from our house, so they grabbed them and delivered them both to me. This one was a bright green swirl and I covered it with green and plum with cat eye, brushed green, and green flowers and leaves. I sold this ball to my father to give to his neighbor as a thanks for making a perenniel garden for him. (This is another ball I'm tempted to keep - I especially love this color combination.)
This ball was a deep green with sparkles and came from the Baptist Church. It was very tempting to keep it, since it was my favorite color, but it went for a good cause. I covered it with deep green translucent, light green bottle glass, light green with white cat eye, and large light green leaves in a continuous swirl pattern. I donated it to a Silent Auction that my mother organized. The auction took place at a Pig Roast in August of 2008 and was a benefit for a new hospice that is going to be built in our town.
This ball came from the Baptist Church. It was a Monsters, Inc. theme ball and had a huge eyeball on one side. I tried to incorporate it into a design but it was too creepy and weird, so I finally painted it black and covered it with butterflies, large and small peach, and assorted cat eyes of blue, yellow and green. (That was a great marble find from Walmart. The style was discontinued so they were very cheap. I wish they were still available - I utilized the various colors on several balls.) This ball sold at the Rotary Geranium Sale in May of 2009.
Here's another turquoise swirl ball from the Baptist Church. I covered this one with turquoise, clean, turquoise with white cat eye and white stars in a continuous swirl pattern. I gave this one to the Lutheran Church in August of 2008, since the ladies that run the rummage sale there were interested in my ongoing bowling ball projects.
Here's another ball from the Baptist Church. This one was a green and maroon swirl and I covered it with turquoise and clear stripes. It also featured a some flower power made with large clear rounds and ovals. I gave it to my contact at the Baptist church as a Thank You gift in August of 2008.