Whimsical and Homespun Art Creations with a Little Rural Living Thrown In

Friday, October 11, 2013

Autumn ~ Recycled Cutter Bar Bug

I do so love the fall season.  Doesn't the sound of Autumn conjure up a multitude of wondrous colors?  Of course, all of them are my favorites!   Plus, the chill in the air makes drinking hot chocolate an absolute pleasure. *Sigh* 
Farmerboy has harvested his Indian corn.  It is always a thrill to pull back the husks to find a colorful surprise. :)  When these mini beauties cease to be decorations, they are also able to be used for popcorn.  How's that for recycling?  ;)
As you all know, Farmerboy collects vintage farm implements.  He broke a cutter bar over the summer and decided to recycle it into some bug art! ;)  Here is his latest welded creation.  He is made from a single tooth from the bar, along with a bolt, nails and some odds & ends.   I am just captivated by this little guy.  Farmerboy hasn't noticed him missing from the table where he left him, yet!   

I stole him!  He wandered out from my studio area for these photos.  Don't tell Farmerboy that I have him... ;)


A Primitive Homestead said...

I like seeing farm equipment made into something like your bug. My pap made things like this. After his death I bought a black crow he made out of a broken shovel head and some chairs made from tractor seats and discs. I hope you get to keep the bug.

Brenda said...

Recycling is so great. Combine that with making a piece from machinery that can live with people in their house... Priceless! :)