Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Gift for a Leo

It's been a busy weekend. On Saturday, we went to a dinner party in Santa Rosa, about 2 hours by car north of San Francisco. On the way, we stopped in San Francisco at the workshop of a metal sculptor who specializes in critters made from recycled agricultural equipment - tools, tractor parts, you name it. I had ordered a lion from him when I saw his work at a craft show in SoCal. My sister's birthday is in August, making her a Leo, so I always try to find lions for her.

We planned to stay at her house in Petaluma, south of Santa Rosa, so it was a perfect opportunity to deliver the lion (early). However, she and spouse were away for the weekend, so we had the house to ourselves. We left the Leo for the Leo in her front hall, awaiting her return. I haven't gotten a phone call yet, but I expect it any minute.

He stands about 36 inches tall, and about 40 inches wide. His mane is made from one layer of a street sweeper truck's brush, and the rest are miscellaneous tools and parts, all welded together. I hope she likes him as much as I do!

P.S. She likes it. Just got the phone call this morning (Monday).

1 comment:

Ruth said...

This Leo is green with envy for your sister's wonderful Leo.