F is for ….

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

Mondrian Madness

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

Bollards Are Not a Smiling Matter, Unless…

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge  — Smile

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge asks us to show a smile (ours or someone else’s), or a photo which makes others smile, or both.  We can also share a photo of something that has brought a moment of joy into our lives recently, or that focuses on the outcome of that joy.  Here are some photos of festive bollards that make me smile. Read more

Silent No More

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – Silence

I have chosen two photos of outdoor sculptures to represent this week’s theme of ‘silence’.  I used a sculpture last week too.  When you’re onto a good thing, might as well stick to it.

The first photo is of Emile Bourdelle’s sculpture of Penelope.

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Penelope by Emile Bourdelle – National Gallery of Australia

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Birds of Tile & Feather

I might have suggested to a few people that I’ve done artworks (mosaics) of some Aussie birds and promised to post some photos of them.  Lately though, I have been concentrating on dog mosaics, but I find myself returning to birds time and again.  I have tremendous admiration for people who can photograph birds well, because I find it incredibly difficult to take a decent photo of my mosaics.  They glitter and sparkle at all angles, hence it is virtually impossible to take a photo without being blinded by reflection.   I love big bold colour, so I guess a little sparkle goes with the territory.  Read more