Maxine :)

April 22nd, 2009 in member junk     
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My son is a welding fabricator, and we had a little too much fun creating this goofy lady for my yard this weekend! The best part was getting her into my car for the 3 hour trip home. She weighed about a zillion pounds!
Her head and hat are made from an old bug zapper we found on the farm. Her body is a giant spring I found at the scrap yard, and her hair is chain. In some of the pics if you look closely, you can see that she does have a HEART, and she is wearing her jewelry!
She is riding an old seed spreader that we found burried under the stairs to the loft in the barn. It actually still works, but the minute we saw it my son said she HAD to be riding it! Her chubby legs are off an old piece of equiptment we found behind one of the out structures!
He bent inch and a half bolts for her fingers, and she is holding a plant in one hand and a shovel (actually a steel shoe tree!) in the other. We named her Maxine after my daughter in laws Grandma who origfinally owned the property until she passed away.
As soon as I got her home, I planted the seed box with ivy geraniums and in the pot in her hand she carries lobelia. With 95 degree weather this week, they should fill in quickly! Once I get a pair of garden boots on her, she will be SET!
My son is a welding fabricator, and we had a little too much fun creating this goofy lady for my yard this weekend! The best part was getting her into my car for the 3 hour trip home. She weighed about a zillion pounds!

My son is a welding fabricator, and we had a little too much fun creating this goofy lady for my yard this weekend! The best part was getting her into my car for the 3 hour trip home. She weighed about a zillion pounds!


Last weekend was her "welding day"!!


Pattern or design used: My own design - marie Wirth
posted in: member junk, metal, artwork, eclectic, funky, whimsical, outdoor spaces, wire, aluminium-metallic

Comments (13)

doggbo writes: I would love to be your neighbor! What fun to wake up and see whats in your yard while having my coffee. Posted: 9:59 am on November 5th
irishrovr writes:
Absolutely adorable! What a fun piece for your garden!


Eileen
http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 12:02 am on April 28th
oldnews writes: Junkmama, you have a welder hubby!? You lucky girl! I feel fortunate that my son welds, but he's 2 1/2 hrs. away! He's probably glad, because if he were closer, I'd be over there every day with a new project!! Posted: 4:12 pm on April 26th
JunkMama1 writes: What an AWESOME junkin' job you did! I can't wait to show this to my welder hubby! Posted: 3:01 pm on April 26th
ANGELZ writes: This was an AMAZING project to put together! Congrats! Must have taken a lot of energy and vision to get her so well done...speaks to my gardening heart...as well as your son melds(welds)into your life for needed endevors..how GOOD is THAT? ENJOY it ALL! Vicki Posted: 2:23 am on April 23rd
alicemom writes: What a Hoot! I need her hair dresser! Just to thicken up my locks!
Smiles,
Alice Posted: 11:16 pm on April 22nd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Wow! She is fabulous! Love her head and the fingers are pretty darn amazing! You two definitely came up with something special.
Candy

Posted: 9:36 pm on April 22nd
georgiamoon writes: What a CRACK-UP!! I just laughed when I saw her. She will bring you many years of pleasure as she settles into her new home. Georgia Posted: 5:56 pm on April 22nd
CottageElements writes: What a cutie she is. But I think she may need to go on a diet! Ha!

Lani Posted: 11:22 am on April 22nd
suewhitney writes: I love junk that weighs a zillion pounds! Maxine is fabulous...I'd like to adopt her too!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:39 am on April 22nd
SnowmanHill writes: She is great, I love her too! Posted: 9:34 am on April 22nd
JUNKFORFUN writes: LET ME KNOW IF MAXINE IS EVER UP FOR ADOPTION. SHE IS SO COOL I WOULD LOVE TO GIVE HER A HOME. Posted: 9:02 am on April 22nd
TroyRash writes: i love this - so amazingly cool!! - the attention to detail is super exciting - love the eyes, the hair - would love to have been there to experience the thought process with the two of you - i would bet there was enough excitement to light the night - amazing!!

troy
Posted: 6:51 am on April 22nd
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