Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Yard art Thursday -- Reindeer Friends

About a month ago I got a big surprise when I went to make a delivery at the home of one of my cousins. Since I have a large family our visits usually happen during the many holiday and family parties, so it had been a good while since I had last been to her house. I discovered her husband had gotten interested in making sculptures out of junk yard finds. I have featured some of his work on several memes over the last few weeks.

Since we are now into December and officially into holiday decorating, I decided this was the time to feature a couple of the creatures Santa depends on for Yard Art Thursday.

That would of course be members of the team trained to pull his sleigh each year.

Each of these reindeer is made from different found objects. One has a gas tank body while the other has a more slimline figure made of angle iron. Even the items composing the heads and antlers are different but it is obvious they are both Rangifer tarandus, better known as reindeer.

Now, I am not very good at remembering faces so I will leave it up to you decide which two of Santa's herd these are. I'm certain that neither of them is Rudolf.

I am linking this post to yard art Thursday.

Mary T. at the Work of the Poet host Yard Art Thursday. To join the fun or just check out the entries of others, visit Mary and her friends at Work of the Poet.



  1. Fascinating yard art! Amazing how creative recycled pieces can be!

  2. Your cousin's husband is very creative. Great job recycling too!

  3. i like the stylized reindeer.:p very creative.

  4. Cashjockey, I bet they would do just as well as Rudolph and the others... :)

  5. He does a great job and I'm sure it keeps him busy too.

  6. Rita, I don't know why your name doesn't appear until you hover over it... The 3 that don't appear are the ones that I visited earlier today.

  7. He is so creative! What a good way to recycle materials, providing pleasure to others.


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