Thursday, April 2, 2009

Flashback Friday and a Winner

It's time for Flashback Friday again. How do these weeks go by so fast?

This is an "ArtyGator" I did for the city of Sanford two years ago. It was 7 feet tall! I know I complained about the bunny taking a long time, but this guy took me a full month working 40-50 hours a week. Every single piece of glass that I mosaic-ed on him was handcut.
Annheiser Busch sponsored for me to complete this guy. So I painted the eagle on his arm...
Here's a close-up of the back.
A view from behind...
And a frontal view. Lots and lots of stained glass, mirror, and gold paint.

It was a city project and I think about 20 artists painted theirs. There were some really beautiful ones. Mine was the only mosaic one. I loved how he turned out but it was hard work!
Thanks for looking at my Flashback Friday!

And I guess you are wondering who the winner of the cupcake barrette is... is Frugal Jen!!
Congratulations Jen! Please email me your address so I can get this out to you!

And many thanks to all of you who played and gave me your honest feedback about the pieces. I am definitely going to put some things together and list them on my etsy shop soon. Thank you also for the recent Etsy orders...:)
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend. We have a Cupcake themed birthday party tomorrow for our little princess. I'll be back on Monday with some pictures:)


lori vliegen said...

congratulations jen!!

and chrissie, that gator is AWESOME!! :)

mysteryhistorymom said...

OH my goodness, that is gorgeous! Such detail! Lori

sara said...

Love the Gator, Chrissie!!!

mysteryhistorymom said...

I would love to trade! Just e-mail me at and we can "talk" about it.:) Lori

Heidi said...

I love the gator! What a neat project for that city. I'm guessing in Florida. Here in Iowa they usually do cows or pigs.

Anonymous said...

that's all i have to say. ;)

oh! and congrats to jen!

ps...i thought of you when i was making *grace*. :)

enjoy your weekend!

Michele said...

Great job on the gator! He is fabulous... you should be so proud.