Its all good folk and folkettes, I have just tried my hand at a little craft project that I have been meaning to do for a while now.
Remember my love of Gaudi and mosaics,
I have this really dull spot in the garden. Because unlike our English cousins we have long hot summers, sandy soil and have just endured a ten year drought. I tend not to grow flowers that need water or pampering. Mine is the set and forget type garden, if it grows it grows, if not then it was not meant to be.
So my garden lacks colour generally, especially in Winter.
Cue the cheap colored tiles from the local hardware store.
And I got cracking, literally. I cracked up those tiles and away I went.
It was such fun, I mean its not unlike quilting, we take perfectly good fabric and cut it into smaller pieces and stick it back together again. Its the same here!
Like a jigsaw puzzle really.
I am pleased with it, the kids and hubby think I should paint the un-tiled surfaces.......I don't know......maybe I should tile the bottom half? But I don't want to over do it.....but then again ......did Gaudi stop? No he definitely did NOT.
Here is the next pot ready to go......watch this space, I may soon be known as that lady who lives in that mosaic house with all her quilts and chihuahuas.........how divine!
I do leave the house as this photo proves, when we got up early and went to a local market. This was before all the crowds arrived, get there early is our motto, eat well, and be home in time for tea
Which is what we did.
I had to take this shot, as we arrived at the market the sun was low in the sky and shone right through these honey jars......it was just serendipity that I saw the light , whipped out the camera and snapped this.......
I am loving the new lens...which I may have mentioned before......I am still learning much but loving the process.
No garden flowers but I can pamper them inside in a pot.
Or take many artistic shots of picked flowers.
I will sign off now unless this becomes a very picture heavy ramble, does anyone remember slide nights after family or friends have been on that overseas cruise...and as children we were made to sit quietly and suffer shot after shot after shot of landscapes......you get my pain. Hahahaha...I am in danger of being those people!