Hypertufa Grumpy

by Jacki
(Grand Forks, B.C.)

White Admiral butterfly admiring the grumpy guy

White Admiral butterfly admiring the grumpy guy

I made this grumpy looking hypertufa face - the mold was a piece of pipe, but the mix I used was kind of different.

I discovered that my native soil was very silty, so I sieved some to try in a project.

The mix seemed to be quite crumbly, so I made the mistake of adding too much water to make it more plastic. Oops. Then it tended to slump off the mold; however, the way it looks is kind of humorous. Obviously, someone else likes it too - the White Admiral butterfly is visiting to get the salt from the mix.

Eventually, I'll plant some Jovibarba or other hardy succulents in this guy - I accidentally damaged the bottom and it fell out while I was removing the mold, but that's okay - thinking outside the box, I'll just put him in a permanent position with a fishing pole and a sign that says 'I'd Rather Be Fishing!'.

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Sep 27, 2013
Mistakes are.....
by: SandyC

Mistakes are sometimes the most wonderful discoveries! This funny little Grumpy guy is the perfect example!! Thanks for a chuckle.....the bottom fell out...hahaha!!!!!
Love your site!!!

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