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Old 04-18-2009, 09:22 AM
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After all that of course, I really really wanted to go with the stars, and started out that way, too.

And I like how the stars turned out...
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:35 AM
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But...

Then the chimney cap sat and sat on our table while I waited for inspiration on the background to come. I just couldn't hit on anything I liked.

And so finally I went with all gold after all The stars are still in there somewhere though, if you look hard enough.

The gold colour (for anyone who wants to recreate this look ) is from a wavy glass bowl which I spray painted on one side with car paint.

The final picture is taken from behind our garden house, where all you can see of the oven is just the new chimney poking up. Which looks very funny if you're used to not seeing anything there.

Oh dear, I've just realised... that means my oven is now totally completely and utterly finished!! Help!!



...Well, apart from the paving round the bottom and the plant to grow up that ugly metal fence behind it. Phew, got a bit worried there.
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Old 04-18-2009, 09:44 AM
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Wow... Nice cap, Frances!
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Old 04-18-2009, 06:25 PM
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It's amazing! I like it lots and lots!
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Francis, you are very, very creative! Looks awesome.

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Perfect finish! It looks amazing.

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Old 04-21-2009, 07:21 PM
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Very nice, Frances!
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:43 PM
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It is truly a work of art. We need to get you a t shirt that says, "Help, I'm mosaicing my world and I can't stop!" Beautiful
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Truly beautiful Frances. The chimney cap seems to complete the organic, alive nature of the movement of your tile work design and complements and completes it nicely.
I can't tell you how often I go to your thread to show friends pictures of what our ovens could only hope to look like. Your cap..., well, "caps" it all! Thanks for sharing and inspiring. Say what is that pink flowering bush in your last picture framing your chimney cap. Is it a pink lilac or something else? Thanks again, Dino
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:58 AM
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Thank you all very very much for your kind comments! It means a lot to me to share my progress with you all.

Dino, the bush in the background is a Viburnum.x.bodnantense (Viburnum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) - aparently, I didn't know that one off by heart. Its in our neighbour's garden and its actually quite a cool plant, because it flowers in Winter. Through all the ice and snow it has lots of bright pink flowers which disappear round about now, when it starts looking like any old bush.
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