The 2nd Time

ENJOYING THE WHIMSY & CREATIVITY OF 2nd TIME DESIGNS

As you walk around the Hagen's yard and studio display areas, you'll meet a painted, human-sized praying mantis composed of assorted wires, bent rebar (used for concrete reinforcement), and dozens of other discarded machine pieces.

You'll also find assorted "garden turtles" made of discarded Russian Army helmets; giant flying fish and dragon weather vanes made of hundreds of throw-away mechanical parts and pieces; a pair of happy-faced garbage-pail-lid-sized M&M's welded together with arms and legs made from colorfully-painted disk blades and car exhaust pipes.

At every turn, you'll run into enormous brightly-colored flowers (many turn in the wind pinwheel-style) that look like they came from an animated Disney film.

You'll even see a three-foot high "Sponge Bob" there flanked by highly-finished, decorated and inviting-looking artistically-transformed tractor seats — all measures of the couple's ingenuity and aura of fun that surrounds their work.

2nd TIME DESIGNS RAW MATERIALS

Judy and Lou use discarded Christmas tree stands, worn-out circular saw blades, unused drywall mesh, nails, forks, sprockets, chicken house augur (springs), old serving spoons, spent sparkplugs, plumber gate-valves, drill bits, old and broken spades, hubcaps, shovels, bicycle parts, you name it.

Their eccentric new "Hagen-Hog" motorcycle creation, complete with a high-flying, red-haired female rider (named "Dolly"), uses old smudge-pots for Dolly's chest.