Table Leg Dragonflies, Painted Mardi Gras Mask, Giraffe, Leaf Shaped Wings, Scrolled AND new Reversible Dragonflies

leaf wing dragonfly
Update as of Spring 2016, I'm no longer making the dragonflies.
I sincerely appreciate all the past orders, thank you!
Please visit my new online shop featuring my coastal and 
nature themed mosaics. 

Leaf Wing Dragonfly
That's quite a range in that post title but I thought I'd group all my
latest dragonflies in this one post!

hand painted ladybug art
For this one, I cut leaf shaped wings out of wood
and added paint and a lady bug

recycled elements table leg dragonfly
He has rusty eyes and curly antenna

hand painted mardi gras and fleur de lis design
Went a little funky with this one and gave it a Mardi Gras theme

recycled dragonfly with clock hands for antenna
Clock hands antenna...

using recycled bottle stopper in art
I added this ceramic piece at the tail...can you tell what it is?...
It's a purse shaped cork stopper turned upside down.

hand painted mardi gras mask on dragonfly art
Hand painted Mardi Gras mask design on the wings.

hand painted giraffe design dragonfly
I'm always making zebra and leopard dragonflies and butterflies so
I had to add a giraffe print in the mix too

table leg dragonfly giraffe print
More rusty eyes and antenna. I added those little brass
rivets to the body by predrilling small holes and pounding them in

hand painted giraffe print
Distressed giraffe wings.

leaf wing table leg dragonfly
Then I made another leaf shaped wing dragonfly but...

autumn leaf wing dragonly
He's reversible...Green leaves on one side and fall colored
orange leaves on the other.

reversible table leg dragonfly
You can remove the screws, flip the wings and you are done!

scroll design table leg dragonfly
Next are a couple of scrolled wing dragonflies...this
one in a golden yellow with a loooong spindle body...

recycled table leg dragonfly
He has keys for eyes

rotozip scroll design on table leg dragonfly
I cut the scroll design out with the Rotozip spiral saw.

rotozip design scroll wing dragonfly
This scroll wing was a custom order... 

recycled table leg dragonfly
Distressed wings...

table leg dragonfly
Starry eyes.

spindle body butterfly
Do you remember this butterfly?
A customer purchased it and then ordered 2 coordinating
dragonflies to go along with it.

wood shims on table leg dragonfly
She chose this slat wing dragonfly, 

wood shim art
The wings are made with wood shims painted in different colors...

hand painted table leg dragonfly
Then I made this one with a block painted finish and escutcheon eyes

spindle butterfly and dragonfly art
Here are two of them together. 

chair spindle hand painted dragonfly
And lastly, this painted guy...

spindle dragonfly
Rusty metal accents on the body

block painting
And block painted wings.
Thanks for reading about my latest dragonflies

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Recycled Art Bugs with Architectural Elements Mixed Media art

recycled art sculpture
Update as of Spring 2016, I'm no longer making the dragonflies, bugs
or butterflies. I sincerely appreciate all the past orders, thank you!
Please visit my new online shop featuring my coastal and 
nature themed mosaics. 

I was on a kick making my Architectural Angels using carved wooden shapes, corbels and
recycled materials and decided to make Architectural Bugs too.

architectural art bug
For this one I used rusty iron brackets for the wings...

art dragonfly
a broken iron piece for the antenna...

recycled house number mixed media art bug
An aged brass house number on the painted and distressed table leg body,

metal keys in recycled art
and an old rusty key at the tail.

recycled art bug
This is a fun black and white bug with painted striped wings
made from carved wooden pieces I had

whimsical painted recycled art
The top of his body is a wooden lamp base cut in half, and the bottom
is a table leg. I joined them using a dowel screw and wood glue.

junk art
For the eyes, I used clear spiked caster cups that are used for furniture feet on carpet.

metal house number in art
Another aged brass house number on the body...

pipe fitting in recycled art sculpture
As if it wasn't funky enough already, I added a pipe fitting at the tail.

recycled art bugs
I made two mini ones, the bodies are part of a wooden 
candlestick cut in half..

And then... it is disheartening to see companies copying my art.
I came across a listing on Zulily and Wayfair that contained 
almost exact replicas of my creations...sad.
Mine is on the right in above photo.


The set being sold on the left and my original art on the right.
The other large art bug I had posted about previously 
looks like it was copied down to the wing shape and the 
metal strapping I used on the body...sigh.

original recycled art bug
A vintage ceramic door knob is the head and pieces of tin ceiling
tile are the wings...

iron finial on art piece
He has a rusty iron finial at the tail.

vintage ceramic knob art
The other one also has a vintage door knob head...

recycled drawer pull in art piece
an aged brass cabinet knob at the tail...

architectural sculpture recycled art
and wings made from the rungs of a ladder back chair

recycled art garden bug
Here's a back view, I screw 
and glue all the pieces securely to the back.

wrought iron artwork
This is a fun one with a wooden lamp base body that's
been cut in half, and a piece of iron scroll work for the wings

repurposed and recycled art
The eyes are from a drawer pull..

with a rusty hinge at the tail.

mixed media art sculpture flying
This last one is very large, his body is also from a 
wooden lamp base that's been cut in half...

I added this second wooden piece at the bottom

aged metal knob eyes...

recycled corbel in art
and oversized wings made from a vintage wooden corbel.
That's all the bugs for now, they are perfect for a porch, patio, fence or inside...
thanks for checking them out!

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I still have items and reduced original paintings in my Etsy shop as well.

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