Thursday, May 22, 2014

Bowling Ball Art


The first time I saw bowling ball art was on Pinterest.




Artists turned regular bowling balls into gorgeous pieces of art.


So when I saw bowling balls on a shelf at a Goodwill store, I bought two of them.

What I had in mind was making them into decorative objects for the back yard. 



I covered one of them with little pieces of broken china plus glass pieces----the kind you see in bags in the plant section of dollar stores.


I glued each piece onto the ball which took a long time as one has to wait for the pieces to dry completely before moving on to the next section of the ball.



Eventually I added grout.

This was my very first attempt with bowling ball art so, considering I didn't know what the heck I was doing, as seen at the very top of this post, it came out pretty good, don't you think?


Today we are joining Home and Garden Thursday on Kathy's blog, A Delightsome Life. 

 Thanks so much for hosting, Kathy!

HAVE YOU EVER ATTEMPTED A MOSAIC PROJECT OF ANY KIND?

11 comments:

diane.stetson said...

It came out great Susan. I just love it. You did a fantastic job. What a showpiece for your backyard.

Hindustanka said...

Very interesting art! It will certainly look great in the garden, fancy too :) Great job Susan!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I had never seen this type of ball. Very original. You are very creative. Great job. Keep in touch

The Old Parsonage said...

Oh my gosh Susan this is so cool. Love the idea and you made a piece of art. Perfect for a pop of color in the garden!

Have a great rest of the week!
Leann

Valerie said...

That is so pretty! Love it! Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

Bookie said...

I never heard of this before. It turned out amazingly well, Susan! Wish I could be there to see it in person!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, how interesting, Susan. I have always loved mosaic, but never attempted to do it. You find so many things at the Good Will Store. It's time for a visit there to see if I can find some goodies.

love,
~Sheri

Jennifer Beaudet said...

That is a great idea Susan! And you did a wonderful job! I have done several mosaics! They were fun but a little messy and very time consuming. I enjoy looking at them though! :)

Merlesworld said...

This is very different I 've not seen this before.
Merle.................

Chatty Crone said...

Forgive me for being so late here. I have not made any pieces of my own - but this is very pretty - where are you going to put it and on what?

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Brilliant! Looks fantastic! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

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