Thursday, August 31, 2023

Sean Kenney's Natures Connects

 Also at the Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, was an art exhibit, Sean Kenney's Natures Connects. From the website: This award-winning and record-breaking exhibition uses beautiful works of art made from simple toys to explore animal endangerment, the balance of ecosystems, and mankind’s relationship with nature. The art for the exhibit is/was made out of LEGO building bricks. The exhibit runs until September 10, 2023.

27,788 bricks, 515 hours

61,107 bricks, 265 hours

23,317 bricks, 290 hours

29, 314 bricks, 240 hours

12,990 bricks, 80 hours

46, 563 bricks, 215 hours

37, 879 bricks, 327 hours

19,536 bricks, 220 hours

39,708 bricks, 425 hours

68, 827 bricks, 625 hours

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Whatcha Doin?


I'm assembling the pieces parts necessary to make an accordion-fold, alphabet book. It's the September project for the Creative Hand Lettering & Doodling with Lindsay group on Facebook.

Whatcha doin?

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

T Stands for Topiary Tea

Before leaving the topiary, we stopped at the little, gift shop. I saw these very cute teacup and luncheon sets with a sweet, black bear peeking in the cup.

Though the luncheon set was cute and unusual with the wavy plates, I decided I didn't really have a use for them. Instead, I chose an adorable, black bear ornament. Not that I really have a use for him, but he does look sweet on the Seussical tree in the studio.

Drop by hosts, Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to find out what the rest of the T Stands For gang is up to. If you want to play, include in your Tuesday post a beverage or container for a beverage. Don't forget to link your blog to Bleubeard and Elizabeth's page.

Monday, August 28, 2023

More from the Green Animals Topiary Garden

Leo, the Lion

Wie geht's, Heinrich?

A duck (I think), two Dr. Seuss shaped trees, and a trophy

An elephant and a big giraffe

A comfy chair

A pineapple brought back on the sailing ship

A basket or a wishing well

Day flowers

Golden Trumpet

Two bushes. Your guess is as good as mine.

Old, dead tree with new growth


The house on the estate


Sunday, August 27, 2023

How Does Your Garden Grow?

From the Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth, Rhode Island

The fences around the garden had giraffes carved in them

Some butterflies or moths enjoying the sunshine

Looking across.  In the middle is a Sailing ship

Yew Rooster. I thought it looked more like a Rubber Ducky

Spot, the dog

I thought it looked more like a cat. There's a heart to his right.

Baby Giraffe

Spot, again. Still looks like a cat to me

A peacock

Baby Bear and Mama Bear

Koi pond

Duck, Swan, Basket, 

Growly Bear. 

Horse and Rider.

A few roses hanging on.

How does your garden grow?