Monday, 25 March 2013

Pussy Willow

Spring is nearly here, and to get our minds focused on warmer weather and budding flowers I thought I'd post some photos I took last spring of Pussy Willow twigs.  They were about 3 to 4 feet tall and lasted for weeks and weeks, and looked so stunning around the house.  I'm off looking for some more shortly, as it's about time to change my house over from autumn/winter colours to spring/summer colours.

I am linking up this week with Mary over at Mosaic Monday.

Monday, 18 March 2013

A Walk Around the Local Boatyard

A walk around a local boatyard offered up some wonderful colours and textures to photograph.   Even the boats whose bottoms were about to be scrubbed were wonderful photographic opportunities!

This week I am linking up with Mary over at Mosaic Monday and Sally over at Blue Monday 

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Color This Quote

 I've just finished this month's challenge for Colour this Quote, over at Artists in Blogland, and the quote to inspire us was
'Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year'
                                                                    Ralph Waldo Emerson 

This was quite a difficult challenge for me, as at the moment every day is most definitely NOT the best day in the year!  However, I decided to think about 'best days' and immediately holidays and childhood sprung to mind.  A lot of distress ink, Ranger dyes and rubber stamping later and I finally finished.  I stepped out of my comfort zone and moved away from my favoured cream and neutral backgrounds and palettes.  I am disappointed that the gold embossed writing along the top just didn't show up clearly in photos or scans, and it's also a bit wonky - but that's because I didn't do it on one of my 'best days'! 

 If only every day was a day like these!

 Close up showing the gold embossed writing along the top of the page

I removed the ink with clean water on a fine brush to write the words next to the image, and it reminded me of the 'invisible' writing we used to do as kids - I think onion skins were involved somehow - anyone remember that?!