Mister Lawn Jockey

Mister Lawn Jockey

Mr. Lawn Jockey’s Arrival

I can write about “him” now…

He’s not a secret any more…

M.L.J.’s Helmet Brim Has Seen Better Days

I was requested by Ester’s husband to paint a concrete lawn jockey for Ester as a holiday gift…

First Coat Of Sealant

…..and subsequently an old lawn jockey was delivered onto my driveway…

Patrice’s Knees & I Are Surveilling Our Project

…..the chickens and I and Patrice were enlisted to paint Mr. Lawn Jockey (a.k.a./M.L.J.)…

The Peanut Gallery
M.L.J.’s Nose Has A Divot Out Of It

…..he needed a good wash…..and a scrub…..and then multiple coats of sealant…

Mr. Lawn Jockey Being “Sealed”

…..and after a guarded phone call to Ester…..I found out what colors she would like on a hypothetical lawn jockey…..should she ever get one…..

Helmet & Boots First

…..(she and I had actually been looking for our own personal jockeys over the years…..to no avail)…..

Ester supplied me with the necessary information on the preferred colors she wanted for her jockey man…..red jacket and white breeches…

…..and away I went…..

…..a couple trips to Home Depot later…….and I had all the necessary supplies…..

…..then after M.L.J.’s bubble bath…..I started painting him with multiple coats of sealant (plus three on his base).

Then onward to the colors of his attire…..

I did fairly well…….other than wearing a compilation of his paint on my face/my hair/Patrice/my cell phone/& in my ears…….(?)…….

…..oh, and repeatedly putting the wrong end of the paint brushes in my mouth…….

…..sigh…..

Cute Pink Tushie, Huh?

…..oh…..and also making a smidgie of a mistake and using the “red” paint brush in the white paint and making his breeches a very nice shade of pink…..(not cool)…..(sorry, Ester)…..

Not Quite As Pink…But He Still Needs Another Coat Of White…(don’t tell Ester)

…..so I re-painted (and re-painted)……..and made his breeches appropriately white…..

Boot Tops Aren’t Done Yet
Eye Details Need To Be Added (I wanted crossed eyes…..but I was out-voted)

I had to enlist my older daughter (who has better eyesight)-(remember I’m blind in one eye) to finish off M.L.J.’s pupils and eye-liner, along with our Hunt Club’s initials on his gold buttons…

Mr. Lawn Jockey Is Complete
He’s Even Wearing A Canary Vest

Finally Mr. L. Jockey was finished and retrieved by Ester’s hubby…

He was SOOOOOOOO heavy…

Boot Tops Are Done

Ester has since “unwrapped” and approved of her new M.L.J…….(that’s why I can blog about him now)…

See The Stock Tie Pin

I was happy with our detailing…

Our Hunt Club Initials
Mr. Lawn Jockey

Our initials are hidden in the painted blades of grass on the sides of his base…

I don’t know where Mr. Jockey was originally procured…….I don’t ask questions…….(personally…I think he’s a hot jockey)…

Cute Keister, Huh?

…..but I can say…..he has a nice tooshie…..

…..for a cement butt…….it’s really cute…..

Both My Daughters & I Approve Of His Hoochie Koochie

 

 

 

 

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