Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Grey and green
Posted by Anna Macoboy
experimenting with concrete. This pot was one of my earlier experiments (hence the chunks missing from the side!), but I rediscovered it on the weekend when looking through the shed. When Eko and Rick moved into their new place last year I made them a similar planter and potted it with succulents as a housewarming present, and I decided this one, while a bit battered, would still look pretty nice in a similar set-up.
I really, really love concrete. I love its smooth but imperfect surface and its natural, unobtrusive appearance. And there's something about the combination of the mottley grey of the concrete and the sagey green of the succulents that just gives me a good feeling :)
I'm working on some latex moulds at the moment and have worked out a concrete mix that works a treat so I'm looking forward to making some more planters soon...and maybe even some for Mr Sparrow!