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Name: Brenda Essig
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Zanymuse
Aug 20, 2015 1:35 PM CST
This is just the beginning. She will be holding up the wind vane that is on the ground on one side and Confused ??? on the other. The top of her hat is open so she can have some kind of potted plant decorating it. I have some ideas for finishing touches...paint ? add lengths of chain for hair?...dangle colored beads from hat brim? use gloves to make concrete hands ?

Suggestions ????
Oh, and she needs a name!

She is about 5 ft 6 inch tall. and the wind vane will turn freely over her head making the total height about 7 ft.

When she is finished I am going to place her in the front of the house...think the neighbors will notice?
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Aug 20, 2015 1:41 PM CST

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Zany, this is just absolutely darling - I love it Hurray!

It reminds me of the movie, which I can't remember the name of Whistling where they chased tornadoes. Great movie!

I sure hope the neighbors will notice Thumbs up

I have no suggestions to this already cute lady Lovey dubby so hopefully folks will stopy by and make suggestions.

Love your creativity. Hurray!

Name: Brenda Essig
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Zanymuse
Aug 20, 2015 1:48 PM CST
Thanks for the encouragement Vic.
I have been "shopping" alleys and junkyards for months to get pieces to work with for her. I don't weld, so she is put together with nuts and bolts and wire.
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Aug 20, 2015 2:15 PM CST

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Necessity is definitely the mother of invention, eh?
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Bubbles
Aug 20, 2015 3:34 PM CST
That's darling! So creative!
I wish I was your neighbor, we could make lots of concrete leaves. I have some big ears (elephant ears, that is).
Name: Brenda Essig
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Zanymuse
Aug 20, 2015 5:49 PM CST
Sandi that would be fun!
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Zanymuse
Aug 20, 2015 7:53 PM CST
I made a bit more progress on this piece this afternoon. She is all bolted together and the wind vane is moving nicely (the flowers are all photo shopped to see if I like them or not...I do Green Grin!

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Aug 20, 2015 7:53 PM CST
Thumbs up
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lovemyhouse
Aug 20, 2015 8:39 PM CST
Miss Minnie Smiling
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Name: Brenda Essig
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Zanymuse
Aug 20, 2015 8:45 PM CST
A friend on Facebook has named her for me. Meet Tin Lizzy.
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lovemyhouse
Aug 20, 2015 9:47 PM CST
Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Aug 21, 2015 2:18 AM CST

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Tin Lizzy - LOVE it Hurray! Hurray!
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Sharon
Aug 23, 2015 12:20 AM CST
Zany, T.Lizzy is wonderful!
Awesomeness 'tinified'.

I love her. Lovey dubby
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Name: Brenda Essig
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Zanymuse
Aug 24, 2015 11:47 AM CST
Thanks for all the thumbs ups and comments Whistling

Tin Lizzy is now situated in front of the house and is creating quite a breeze. The first to notice her was a little boy from a few houses down the drive. I was watching him race a puppy on his tricycle through the window when he did a quick turn and rode right up to Tin Lizzy. He looked at her for a couple of seconds and laughed. Then he waved at her and rode away to catch up with the puppy who was still going the other way.

Three neighbors came down this morning for a closer look and introduced themselves to Lizzy and ask what I was going to do for an encore. Rolling on the floor laughing

I think I'll wait until spring to pot her head and basket. But for now she is acting as the neighborhood goodwill ambassador.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Aug 24, 2015 12:41 PM CST
Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Aug 24, 2015 2:07 PM CST

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Bravo Zany Hurray! Hurray! Look at all the people you've made SMILE Green Grin!

Tin Lizzy will definitely be the goodwill ambassador for your neighborhood Thumbs up
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 24, 2015 6:29 PM CST
Oh my goodness, what fun ... I love Miss Tin Lizzy!! I am always so awed by folks with such creative minds. I hope you will post pic's next spring, I look forward to seeing Lizzy all decked out in her flowery spring finery! You should create a companion for her and name him Tin Lenny. Green Grin!

Great job! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Aug 24, 2015 6:32 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Good idea, Lin. Big Grin
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Aug 25, 2015 3:32 AM CST

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I agree Thumbs up
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ilovejesus99
Aug 25, 2015 9:44 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.

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