For awhile, I have been considering a patio in the church yard, and I just painted it under the existing tree, and added a drive into the yard. I really like the added color and dimension.
I enjoy seeing the transformation when a new citizen is placed in a natural situation. Poor Mr. Miller is chopping firewood, unaware that he’s about to be pounded with snowballs. They remind me of the boys in the neighborhood where I grew up!
The Fountain is the result of a boring Saturday night, when I decided to wreak havoc to the traffic patterns of Oak Valley. I save bottle and jar lids, just in case I find a use for them. I just messed around with lid sizes and colors, and did a little painting. I will look for a more historically accurate Oak Valley “Founding Father” statue, because this part of Illinois was not settled by white people until the early 1830s. I hope to update soon!
Just stopping by to say that I have ordered a small bottle of Woodland Scenic’s new Realistic Water in blue. The large bottle was ridiculously expensive for the little bit that I need. I look forward to trying it out. Since the fountain is made from bottle caps, I don’t have much to lose! When you next visit, I hope it will be in place.