Saturday, June 16, 2012

Funky Fish Pots!

Largest, 24" High
Medium, 18"
Small, 16"
Vowing to bring color and fun into my life and considering my home to be an ongoing craft project, I hand painted some very plain clay pots. They are whimsical for sure and make me smile. Having a primer already mixed in, I used leftover trim exterior house paint. Three coats later the terra-cotta color had finally disappeared. I used chalk to sketch in my designs, which is easily washed off to make any corrections or change a design. Then I just let my imagination run amuck. Poker-dots, stripes, squiggles and swirls, they are fun fish after all! Several coats of a clear sealer completed the job. 
I have them tucked away between shrubs or strategically placed so I can enjoy them from a particular window. Went to the nursery and asked what survives on sheer neglect and three Plumbago won the prize. Planted some pink vinca as well, I am told they are drought tolerant. Let's wait and see if they survive my southern green thumb!
One could say they are funky fish pots and who knows where they will swim to next!!! 
Just love that word funky!!! 
Have a great day!  


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19 comments:

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I can see you have a passion for many crafts. You have mastered them well. I admire those that can draw/sketch from their minds, I wish I was one of them. These fish made me smile!

Thank you for your visit to my blog via Butterbean Row and your kind words. I shall be back.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

So that's what you've been up to! I thought you were going to say where you bought these. Your creativity really shines here. Love the colors and all the different design elements you used. Way to go!!!

TexWisGirl said...

they're pretty darn cute. :)

Butterbean Row said...

Rosemary,
I want these pots! LOL I was going to ask you where you got them and then realized you made them! They are so cute. Have you thought of having an etsy shop?

All the best,

♥charlotte

hootnonny said...

Who wouldn't want fish in their garden! These are funkily adorable!

Lynn said...

the fish are so much fun! What a lot of work you put into this but you will enjoy them in your garden for years to come! Love them.

And I see my little watercolor drawing of your watermelons below on your "might also like!" I sure got a kick out of that!

Jill said...

Oh my gosh! These are adorable! You are so talented. Thank you so much for visiting and commenting on my blog today. I am your newest follower.

Fiona said...

You have a wonderful blog here Rosemary.

In every post your photographs are amazing.

I have enjoyed my visit
and I will definitely be back again.

Have a great week

Fiona

Pieces of Sunshine said...

What a wonderful fun idea! Love it. Thanks for sharing the details of how you did it too.

Nancy Claeys said...

Rosemary, these are adorable! Great work!

Thank you for sharing at YSB this week. xoxo

bon bon said...

you did a wonderful job! fish with buck teeth is a first for me. ;o)

Mary said...

Those are fabulous fish pots. Soooooo cute. Good luck with the green thumb...it looks like you are doing well.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

These are funky and whimsical. I might just have to try some. Especially the one I use as a bird bath.

bailey-road.com said...

I love these painted fish pots! Wonderful, whimsical addition to a garden.

Tricia said...

Oh, these are so fun! I really love the teeth on the last one. This whole post just makes me smile :)

Barb said...

What amazing work - those pots are gorgeous - I wouldn't want to get them dirty! :)

Lisa Gordon said...

Rosemary, you could paint pots for me ANYTIME!!
These are absolutely wonderful.
Love their cheerfulness, and what a wonderful addition to any garden!
xo.

Danielle said...

Hope you don't mind but I pinned these pots. What talent you have!!!!!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

So funny pots ! Fantastic !

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