Saturday, May 18, 2013

A mosaic garden stone

and this one is for Riley.  


I have done other mosaics in the past for the garden, too.  It's such an enjoyable craft and once I get started I want to do more and more.  You can see my welcome stone here.  Another garden stone here (a blue one).  A yellow mosaic birdhouse here.  And a mosaic bird bath here.  
I've also done mosaics on terra cotta saucers, here and here.

I made this garden stone red for Riley because when he was just a pup the breeder painted his toe nail red so she could tell the pups apart.  There were six in the liter, Otis included and he had his toe nail painted purple.  So ever since then we always bought Riley red collars, red leashes and red sweaters.  
He was always red.  And so, the red garden stone.  

5 comments:

Donna said...

Oh Donna what a sweet remembrance of him! I know you all miss him so much...
((((HUGS))))

MAYBELLINE said...

So very sweet. Otis must truly feel a loss.

Deb said...

Donna, I am so sorry to hear about sweet Riley. I love the idea of creating a mosaic garden stone in his honour & what an adorable story. xo Deb

Happy@Home said...

Your garden stone turned out so nice and what a lovely way to remember Riley. Now he will still be with you as you tend to your garden.
Sweet story you shared about the significance of the red in the mosaic.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

A fitting memorial stone Donna...