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.
This is my response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt — Manufacture. I’ve finally come up with the an idea for my next mosaic. After my last huge effort, I am looking to do something small, literally. I like to make mosaics from my own photos, but in this case I won’t be able to. I should be so lucky to see an endangered mountain pygmy possum! Read more
I’ve been talking about my current mosaic project for about six months now. Now finally, it is finished. Read more
Fairy and features.
Dear readers and fairy enthusiasts, a while ago I decided to make a mosaic of a fairy. Every garden needs a fairy, right? I had never made a mosaic of a human-like form before, so I expected it to be quite challenging. And indeed, it was. It turns out it is difficult to mosaic a tiny face, all of 2sq centimetres, and I made rather a mess of it. Nevertheless, as imperfect as it was, my friend decided she would buy it for her grand-daughter. Read more
Have you ever stood in front of a jewelry shop and admired all the beautiful gems on display but not given a second thought to the effort, skill, design and creativity that has gone into making such beautiful pieces? I know I have. Read more
I’ve been inspecting photos for my forthcoming October Changing Seasons post. What this has revealed is that October has been busy, busy, busy. Aggghhh. No wonder I am exhausted. So I am giving you an off-the-shelf post today, My Mondrian Madness. I love the gleam and sparkle of ceramic tiles. They cannot be beaten for lustre. Here it is. Read more
This is my response to the Ragtag Daily Prompt of Saturday, 23 July 2018 — Heart. Read more
WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge — Twisted
Since the Weekly Photo Challenge is to be discontinued, I thought I should put in an entry this week. I had no idea when starting my blog that I would enjoy the WordPress Weekly Challenge so much. I will miss it, but I will just have to be brave and jump into some of the other photo challenges every now and then. In the meantime, here is my response to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme of ‘Twisted’. For this challenge, I found inspiration in craft. Read more
WordPress Daily Prompt — Bestow
I don’t suppose I’ve told you that I love my little birds? Here is my latest mosaic project. This weekend, I plan to bestow this gift on my friends, who’ve just bought their first house. I hope they like it. Read more