Month: June 2019

Layout Share – MLK

Oh my goodness like I said last time there are more……..

MLK

Here’s the story –

Gav and I were excited to see this memorial to Martin Luther King. It had been many years in the making. Those three came along of course. I loved that Hannah took photos even though she didn’t know who he was. I’m sure she will one day. It was good to see it and it was a lovey tribute to him. And funny story….. 3 US girls offered H $10 to take their photo and she took it! Bless her and bless MLK.

I have been making this page for a long time. I go through phases like that where I start lots of layouts but don’t finish them off. But I’m glad it’s done and in the album now.

I need to get a move on with these layouts other wise we will be back from another US adventure and I won’t have documented this one!

Bloom 2019 – Early Spring

I don’t know where the time has gone these last few months. I mentioned the other day that I have been working more so that’s probably the answer! Anyway I’ve found lots of photos that I should have been sharing and hopefully I’ll catch up with some in the next couple of weeks.

Here is the first flower arrangement  of the year. All self sown beauties. Cerinthie, lunaria, myosotis and cowslips (primula veris).

I popped them in this lovely flowery jug a friend bought me last year and they looked so pretty……way back in April!

Photo a Day – Week Five and Six

Sharing another couple of weeks today. I’m so behind in posting these but that’s just the way it goes I guess. I’ve been working more hours over the last few months and it had impacted on my dedication to the blog! But I’m still here and still want to share and pondering how I can keep up regular posting going forwards.

Anyway, here are some great Tulips about to burst into colour. I was drawn to the purple tinge that seemed to pick up on the Hellebores behind.

And apple blossom about to bloom too. And a blue sky!

Walking in the park.

Beautifully lit Daffodil Thalia. One of my fav’s.

Gav had been working on getting this part of the garden all neat and tidy and I potted up some plants to display on that old wrought iron table we have had for years. Adore this new area.

Wraps for lunch with our salad.

His favourite napping spot in the morning when the sun beats down. Plus real life with a bag of rubbish abandoned!

And week six…

Taking advantage of the fallen cherry blossom this week on our walks.

Amazing butterfly. That iridescent glitter like sprinkles on his wings was just wonderful to see.

Our salad wall going strong. We have had a great year with this system so far.

As I said……

And more salad ready to be planted up. Love the textures of different leaves and the light. Always the light.

It’s all flowers or foliage! Euphorbia griffithii with a covering of raindrops.

And we had breakfast out with friends before going to a local flower show. Hummus and halloumi? Oh yes please!

Not sure we will ever catch up but there we have another two weeks.

The 100 Day Project – 100 Experiments in Art – 50 Days Down

Back again with a few more of my pieces from this years challenge. We have passed the halfway point and I want to share some of days 25 – 50. I hope to have carried on challenging myself…… Let’s take a look and see.

In these four along I have used different techniques and genres. Abstract, line work, still life and watercolour wet into wet.

I don’t know that I am honing in on my arty style but I am doing lots of different things.

Below are my two favourites from this batch. Both began life as a pen doodle. The left one was then covered with acrylic paint and I did more doodling on top. It is a technique I got from a Creative Bug class and I absolutely adore it. It is certainly going on a wall here. So quirky and weird and I would never have made anything like this without inspiration for the class.

The right one is coloured in using Copic markers. Again I like this very much and am amazed they began life with a scribbled doodle.

Another fav below. Inspired by Irena Orlov’s art. I will be trying this again it is just great fun.

I think I have expanded my arty horizons and discovered a couple of techniques that I will be trying again and again.

As I type we are on day 68. I am finding it hard to believe it’s almost over. But also sort of pleased as these last couple of weeks have been a challenge (especially when I was away for a week and only had limited supplies…..). I’ll be back to share more soon. But now I better go and make todays little treasure!