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.

Ball #98

I am pretty sure that this is another ball that came from my friend's son. (See what happens when I don't make notes immediately?) This ball was an orange swirl so I covered it with peach clear, peach beach, peach oblong, orange iridescent, mini amber and mini clear in concentric circles and flower power. It also has three amber fish.

Ball #97

I can't remember where I got this ball, but I think it was from my friend's son. It was a lovely silvery blue color. I found a marble mix that included mini opaque silver, clear mini, and clear mini with sparkles. I combined them with some small and large opaque white marbles that had some veins of greyish blue. The design was concentric circles. I think of it as the "Polar Ball". It was donated to the Rotary for their golf tournament. (It also kind of looks like a giant golf ball. Hopefully whoever wins it will enjoy it.