Monday, June 9, 2014

Strike One! Bowling Ball Smiley Face Cracks People Up


The world can always use more smiles and laughter, don't you think
think?


With that in mind, a bowling ball made into a smiley face caught my attention.

I first saw it on Pinterest (my newest, rather fierce addiction. ha haha).

So off to Goodwill I went and found two bowling balls.

One project completed can be found here:  http://writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2014/05/bowling-ball-art.html

Ol' smiley face came to be within the past couple of days.

Painted the ball a brilliant shade of yellow with tractor paint.

That should hold up pretty well in rain.


After letting it dry well, the ball had to be turned over to paint the rest of it.



Then, with a pen, I drew on the eyes and mouth, using a little sticker as a model.

Then I filled everything in with shiny black enamel paint.






Tah dah!  Ol' smiley face is now situated at the bottom of the bird feeders in the backyard.



It's true that every time I look out there and see it, it cracks me up.

So far, it has had the same effect on visitors!

STRIKE ONE!


WOULD YOU LIKE A SMILEY FACE IN YOUR BACKYARD OR PATIO?

13 comments:

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

Why, yes, I would like one. Where do I send my order? Hahaha! It is a riot! And what a perfect spot, too. Very clever, Susan.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: great creation. I really like the ball in the garden smile. It is very trendy. Keep in touch

Susan said...

I agree! More smiles and happiness should fill the world:-)

Nellie said...

What a ray of sunshine you have provided! Very cute, and sure to bring about smiles!

Bookie said...

Such a bright piece of whimsy! Nice to see bright here this morning as here it has been dark and rainy for days...

diane.stetson said...

What a ray of sunshine especially on rainy days. Good work Susan!

Jazmine Brown said...

Such a cute and creative idea. It definitely made me smile, you're right the world can use more smiles.

Linda O'Connell said...

Very cute, Susan.

Stephanie Paxman said...

Tractor paint--who knew? Really cute :)

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Cracks me up too, Susan :)

Valerie said...

How cute is that! I love it. =) What a bright spot in your garden. Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, your smiley face is so delightful, Susan. What an easy project, and you did a great job on it. It must brighten people's day when they pass it by.

Happy week to you, friend.

love,
~Sheri

La Tea Dah said...

So cheerful!

We use tractor paint around here too. It holds up SO well! My husband is the applicator and I think he uses the spray kind.

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