Showing 1 - 10 of 22 posts found matching keyword: yard signs

There was a turtle by the name of Bert,
and Bert the Turtle was very alert.
When danger threatened him,
he never got hurt.
He knew just what to do!

If you don't happen to have any red/blue anaglyph 3D glasses within arm's reach, A) shame on you, and B) click the image to see it in living color.

He sure looks happy, all things considered He sure looks happy, all things considered

In case you millennials don't catch the reference, here's YouTube. Good luck getting that song out of your head.

Comments (0) | Leave a Comment | Tags: art diy duck and cover yard signs

Found in my mailbox today:

Fan mail!

Dear Mr walter, I loved yor shin it was so cool and instead of salt you put walt. love meyer ☺

So you aren't the only one who noticed, Doug.

Comments (1) | Leave a Comment | Tags: art diy fan mail umbrella girl yard signs

In honor of April's seemingly never-ending rain showers:

When it rains, it pours

The Morton's Salt Girl doesn't have a name. They just call her "Umbrella Girl." I went ahead and named mine April Showers, although in hindsight, I think that sounds like a pornstar name. Maybe that's why Morton's never named her.

Comments (2) | Leave a Comment | Tags: art diy umbrella girl yard signs

I have a new painting by my mailbox for Saint Patrick's Day:

The green light gives the illusion that we have grass in the front yard

I'd been wanting to incorporate light into one of these for a while, and Green Lantern made the perfect test case.

It's not entirely clear in the image above, but the green glow comes from a string of green Christmas lights attached to the frame. It took four tries to get the ring working just the way I liked it. The successful version you see here was carved from the end of a 2x4. So I'm a sculptor now!

He makes a good night light

I think it turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself.

Comments (1) | Leave a Comment | Tags: art comic books diy green lantern yard signs

This guy has been waiting impatiently in my basement since Georgia lost the SEC Championship.

Leader of the pack

Now that UGA has finally won their first National Championship since 1980, I think it's finally time to put him out on the curb... immediately after the game ended at midnight.

The OG

Beware of the Dawgs!

Comments (1) | Leave a Comment | Tags: art bulldogs diy football georgia yard signs

Say hello to this year's post-Thanksgiving yard sign, Speedy Alka-Seltzer:

Oh, what a relief it is!

Speedy Alka-Seltzer was a 1950s advertising character. I don't know how many people will recognize him today. (The original Speedy was a stop-motion stick puppet, but this painting is based on a 3-foot talking doll made for mid-century promotion in pharmacies. You might have seen a surviving model on Antiques Roadshow.)

Mom was enthusiastic — it was actually her idea — so he'll be out by the mailbox for at least the next week reminding people not to party too hardy.

Comments (0) | Leave a Comment | Tags: advertising alka-seltzer art diy yard signs

May I present this year's Thanksgiving yard sign, Poppin' Fresh (aka the Pillsbury Doughboy):

Over there! Over there!

For reference for this piece, I bought a Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme® Chocolate Premium Cake Mix. I'm typically a make-it-from-scratch cake guy, but I have to admit, it paired quite well with Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® White Frosting.

Hoo Hoo!

Comments (0) | Leave a Comment | Tags: advertising art cake diy doughboy food yard signs

Found in my mailbox today:

Looks like I have a stalker

This Kool-Aid Man is actually better than mine

Now I probably need to turn this bunny into a sign

Thanks, Meyer. I'm rather partial to the chokLit bunny myself.

Comments (1) | Leave a Comment | Tags: art diy fan mail kool-aid yard signs

What with plywood going for $85 a 4-by-8 sheet these days coupled with the bad mildewing of last year's Kool-Aid Man (who now has a permanent home screwed to the wall of the garage), I hadn't planned to do any new lawn art this summer.

Then while watching the preliminary Olympic softball games, I got an idea. Finding a leftover scrap of plywood, I put this fella together in world record time (three days from idea to placement):

We still don't know what 'it' is

It's been 25 years since the Atlanta games, and not once in the past decades have I thought to myself "I wonder what Izzy is doing these days?" He's the New Coke of Olympic mascots: remembered mostly for what a terrible mistake it was.

But he'll always remind us of the summer of '96.

Comments (0) | Leave a Comment | Tags: art diy kool-aid olympics yard signs

A new visitor showed up at my mailbox today. He sure looks like a happy little fella.

Pikachu, I choose you!

Pokemon are all the rage right now, so it seemed like the perfect time to create a Pikachu. I can't imagine for the life of me why he is so popular unless it has something to do with those chubby cheeks, that cheerful smile, those friendly eyes, or the welcoming gesture. It'd take a detective to figure out that mystery.

Comments (0) | Leave a Comment | Tags: art diy pikachu yard signs

To be continued...