I think it's called folk-art

@JudyEv (327322)
Rockingham, Australia
September 6, 2022 7:34pm CST
In the photo is another of the quirky items at our house-sit. It’s pretty obvious this is a snail, made from scrap pieces of metal. Sometimes I don’t like such items but this I really like. It’s 8.30am here and Qwacka Duck has already demanded his breakfast. I’m sure I wasn’t meant to feed him twice a day but I gave his a good breakfast and now he’s waddled off the dam. Sometimes he disappears for a few days but at least I know he’s happy to be fed if he wants to be. It’s looks like being fine but every now and then a mist comes over the valley and we get a light shower of rain. If the showers persist, I might get my Liane Moriarty book finished today.
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@DaddyEvil (137142)
• United States
7 Sep 22
I'm glad you told us what it was supposed to be. I didn't see a snail in your photo. (Don't tell the owners but it looked like a pile of junk to me. )
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@sallypup (58430)
• Centralia, Washington
7 Sep 22
@DaddyEvil Put your rose colored eye glasses back on.
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@DaddyEvil (137142)
• United States
7 Sep 22
@sallypup Uh huh... I gave those away several years ago.
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@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Sep 22
I don't normally like these nuts-and-bolts type creations but I didn't mind this one.
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@rebelann (111510)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Sep 22
That is a really interesting piece. I think mom would have loved it, she was always making weird things with items she would find ..... then she got old and I couldn't find most of it.
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@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Sep 22
Some have a real talent for seeing something in something else.
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@FourWalls (62871)
• United States
7 Sep 22
A snail made out of bicycle parts! How cool!
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@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Sep 22
I thought it was pretty cool. Pretty creative.
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@LadyDuck (461151)
• Switzerland
7 Sep 22
This is a nice piece of art. I also do not like those items often. Ducks can be voracious, if you continue to give them seeds, they continue to eat.
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@marlina (154165)
• Canada
7 Sep 22
@LadyDuck m I sure can understand that, as I hate dusting.
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@LadyDuck (461151)
• Switzerland
7 Sep 22
@JudyEv This is pretty, but I am getting rid of anything that needs to be dusted.
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@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Sep 22
Most of these nuts-and-bolts things I can do without but I don't mind this one.
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@RasmaSandra (74325)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
7 Sep 22
That is a very creative piece, I could tell it was a snail by one look, My kittens are growing so fast they seem to be hungry all the time and don;t understand when I tell them they cannot eat all the time, lol
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@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Sep 22
Qwacka had a double issue at breakfast and again at dinner. I'll have to check with the daughter if it's okay.
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@RasmaSandra (74325)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
7 Sep 22
@JudyEv and my Ringo decided I do not give him enough food and found a way to jump into the fridge yesterday
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@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Sep 22
@RasmaSandra Ringo knows where the good stuff is kept!
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@Kandae11 (53811)
7 Sep 22
I think it must have been used for something, though l can't think what.
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@DaddyEvil (137142)
• United States
7 Sep 22
I think it was a way to... use up... some junk.
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@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Sep 22
@DaddyEvil You could well be right - or perhaps we'll just agree to disagree. (Actually, don't tell anyone but I think you're probably right. But what else could you do with such bits? These people never throw anything out! lol
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@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Sep 22
I think it is just meant to be an ornamental thing.
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@jstory07 (135329)
• Roseburg, Oregon
7 Sep 22
There are a lot of weird things at that house set.
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@jstory07 (135329)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Sep 22
@JudyEv Vey interesting.
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@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Sep 22
It's interesting to see how other people live and what they like, etc.
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@xFiacre (12536)
• Ireland
7 Sep 22
@judyev I got quite a bit of reading done in Mayo this past week. Plenty of mist. Nuts and boltsy stuff is fine in other people’s homes but not in mine.
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@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Sep 22
We've been reading more than usual here too. I'm currently wading through Schindler's List. I didn't see the film.
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@sallypup (58430)
• Centralia, Washington
7 Sep 22
I love art like the one you show. I wrote a short story about a man who took garden items- shovels and rakes etc.- and made creatures with them.
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@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Sep 22
I can never see the potential in 'rubbish' items but others make great things from them.
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@Deepizzaguy (95646)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
7 Sep 22
I like the look of the snail made from medal in this post.
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@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Sep 22
It's very obviously a snail, isn't it?
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@Deepizzaguy (95646)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
7 Sep 22
@JudyEv Yes it is.
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@Ronrybs (17951)
• London, England
7 Sep 22
You do come across some weird art out there!
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@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Sep 22
It's amazing what I find at these places. It's all very interesting.
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@RubyHawk (99421)
• Atlanta, Georgia
7 Sep 22
It does look kinda like a snail.
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@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Sep 22
To me it looks like snail.
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@RubyHawk (99421)
• Atlanta, Georgia
7 Sep 22
@JudyEv Yes it does.
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@sarik1 (6797)
7 Sep 22
It is very interesting .
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@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Sep 22
It's surprising what some people can make out of scrap iron.
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@Beestring (13511)
• Hong Kong
7 Sep 22
This is a nice piece.
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@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Sep 22
It's a bit different, isn't it?
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@Beestring (13511)
• Hong Kong
7 Sep 22
@JudyEv It is.
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@BarBaraPrz (45721)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
7 Sep 22
Looks more like a spinning wheel to me. Did someone tell you that it was supposed to be a snail?
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@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Sep 22
It was obvious to me but that's okay. The head is to the left with its horns then the round bit is the shell and there is a tail out to the right.
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@ptrikha_2 (45679)
• India
7 Sep 22
That surely is some art: folk or not! Qwacka Duck seems to enjoy your company, or may be the kind of food that you provide! What kind of a book is the Liane Moriarty one? Is it a fiction?
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@ptrikha_2 (45679)
• India
8 Sep 22
@JudyEv I am thinking that may be I can try this book out one day. Are your days getting hotter there?
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@ptrikha_2 (45679)
• India
8 Sep 22
@JudyEv Oh then that would be great during your coming Summers! And well, the T 20 Cricket world cup is approaching fast! But India is almost out of the T20 Asia World Cup.
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@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Sep 22
I think it is the food that Qwacka likes. The Liane Moriarty one is fiction and about triplets. I guess you'd call it chick lit but it does deal with some sensitive issues.
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@wolfgirl569 (96849)
• Marion, Ohio
7 Sep 22
It is cute. I am like you and dont like that stuff. Are we going to see Qwacka before you leave there? He sounds fun.
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@wolfgirl569 (96849)
• Marion, Ohio
8 Sep 22
@JudyEv That one is very pretty anyways.
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@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Sep 22
Qwacka has had his own post but here is another photo of him. He's very photogenic. Actually, I've just realised this isn't Qwacka but one of a pair of ducks that also visit. I'll need to take some of Qwacka next time he turns up.
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@Fleura (29285)
• United Kingdom
7 Sep 22
I keep thinking I'd like to have a try at making things like that.
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@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Sep 22
I don't have enough creativity in me but some are very good at it. Mind you, some examples aren't the best.
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@Fleura (29285)
• United Kingdom
7 Sep 22
@JudyEv You have shown us some really nice ones in the past.
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@dya80dya (34407)
7 Sep 22
It looks like a snail indeed.
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@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Sep 22
I thought so too.
@CarolDM (203449)
• Nashville, Tennessee
7 Sep 22
I love this one. Would sit really nice in the screen room.
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@JudyEv (327322)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Sep 22
It's quirky, isn't it? Some I don't like but I like this one. I'm a bit in two minds about this one.
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@CarolDM (203449)
• Nashville, Tennessee
8 Sep 22
@JudyEv Yes but I really like it. Anything unique is my style.
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