This is not my monthly wrap-up or the Friday post that I was going to write. Somehow my day spun out of control. No need for concern. Sometimes it happens. You know how it is. This stream of conscience (yes, I really do mean conscience) may make no sense at all to some people. Read more
Are you being driven to abstraction by home confinement? What do you do if you have the concentration span of a gnat? I have been fiddling around with photo editing and walking. More on the walking part later, but for now, what? Oh yes, photo editing. Home has become a canvas for my creative endeavours. Hope you like black and white. Read more
Sometimes, ladies and gentlemen, my ambition gets the better of me. I’ve always wanted to make a mosaic of a red-browed finch. I tried, but it did not go well. Perhaps I’m being too much of a perfectionist. The finished product is a bit ragged because I de-constructed it a couple of times in a manner that was a touch violent. Still, I got control of myself and made what repairs I could. Read more
My arm was twisted last year (not very hard) to make a mosaic for a blogger friend. My friend’s property was burnt in Australia’s huge summer bush fires. Fortunately, his house survived. Some of my readers may know Brian from Bushboys World. One of Brian’s favourite little birds is the Eastern Yellow Robin. So that was the first mosaic that I made for him. I’ve also made a second one of a Red-Browed Finch. I had to make two mosaics otherwise the first one would be lonely. Unfortunately I attacked the second with a sharp knife today because I didn’t like the shape of its head. Not that anyone would have noticed the problem because it is not as though people will be looking at it close-up once its hung. I would have known though, so it met its fate. I’ll need to fix it, then I can share it with you. Stand by for that one. Read more
Too many posts from me lately, ladies and gentlemen. Not sorry. Today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt is masterpiece. I thought I would join in, because I can. I’ve written some stories and very bad poetry in the past, and dabbled in mosaics. Not every piece has to be a masterpiece. In fact, most of my written pieces are full of grammatical and spelling errors, but you probably already know that. The moral of this story is go where your heart takes you (including to Yass to buy a raffle ticket). Take that logic!
Here’s my Finnish Lapponian Dog mosaic of which I’m very proud. That’s allowed, isn’t it? Months of work were involved so it was very satisfying when I finally got the last tile stuck down and the grouting (approx 5 different colours) finished. Read more
By popular demand (ie. two people), today I am sharing a couple of pics of my Mondrian-inspired mosaics. They are the sort of pieces one might make when one is between projects, and wanting to make something easy. You know, just for fun. Read more
This week, the theme for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is Abstract. As I played with some images for the challenge, I felt that the designs I favoured were reminiscent of textile art. If I wasn’t a mosaicer, I would probably do something arty with fabric. Perhaps it is the tactile nature of both that I like. Here are a few images of what I came up with.
How about this little black and white number? This was originally a photo of some reeds. Read more
In Australia, the expression ‘to stir the possum’ means to stir up trouble, controversy, or interest in an issue. So I thought I would use that expression to generate awareness of the critically endangered mountain pygmy possum. There are less than 2000 mountain pygmy possums left in the wild and their survival is on a knife’s edge. What a tragedy it would be if they were lost to us forever. I have just completed my mountain pygmy possum mosaic and am excited to share it with you. Then, one thing led to another, and I had to write a poem for them too. There is always hope and as usual, good people are working hard to save them. Find out more about these incredible little marsupials and how you can help them here. Now for the poem. Read more
Dear Readers, can you believe that it is already March? So here I am, commencing my second year of The Changing Seasons challenge. I’m feeling battered this month, like an incumbent government that is falling in the polls even though the economy is performing well. Don’t the punters know that they have never had it so good? I suppose that is because we don’t live in an economy; we live in a society, and there has been a fair bit of societal ugliness going round. So yep, although I want to crawl under a rock or hide in my own little “Canberra bubble” (sorry. in joke), March was mostly good for me.
So, let’s get started. Read more
Continuing the turtle theme (see my post of 13 March 2019), today I am sharing a photo of a mosaic I made a few years ago of a turtle (in abstract). I love bold colours and, in winter, when my garden is devoid of colour, my colourful mosaics are sure to make me smile.
Response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt — Bold. Click on the link to join in.