doodle and relax
doodle and relax
My visit to the Tate Modern on Friday 10th November, was the perfect start to my birthday weekend
The Exchange is a room in the new building at the Tate for interactive projects. I didn’t stop to make a lampshade but did watch a few people doing it. You can get a free cuppa in the Tate Exchange Room – worth knowing!
‘Interactive’ is my favourite form of art.
This exhibit strongly relies on LIGHT and reflection. You can lie on a stripey carpet and watch the huge shiny ball as it swings overhead….
Click on any photo to see it in more detail.
Lots of people were enjoying the bubbles this Mum was blowing as they walked up the carpet.
Whole families could swing together in the rest of the hall, it was fun.
This next picture is taken from a bridge that connects the two buildings.
broken by split layers
One-a-week Photo Challenge, prompt: LIGHT
To join in, leave a link in the Comments to your post – past or present.
and joining in with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge, prompts: BROKEN and OVER
little hands to hold
then let them go to explore
smooth transit to joy
After doing some drawing games with my grandsons, we went for a WALK, although we don’t mention the word ‘walk’ because then Big Bro will not move from the sofa.
luckily Granny knows Evvvvv–er–ry–thing – even where badgers live.
We talked about those families sleeping underground, we found back doors and front doors and neighbours doors, we made up stories about them, we imagined them all coming out in the evening and playing together, tumbling and play fighting and quarrelling and chasing….
Walking with my grandchildren comes very high on my list of favourite things to do. Seeing the world through their eyes. … …
….climbing, falling, getting caught in brambles, jeopardy – where are we?
who lives in these magical holes – under trees, in trees….
how do we find our way out of the wood?
Phew! we found the way into the field
now for some tracking
looking down – who or what has walked this way before us, was it last night by the light of the moon
looking up – at baby catkins
thinking of Spring
oh wow – an abundance of acorns, let’s pick some up.
with tiny red wriggly worms in them
worms swimming, who knew?
squelch and splash and jump and laugh
Oh no! Where are we?
Look for landmarks to find our way home – ah-there’s the big oak tree near Granny’s house…… there’s her house!! – race you!
Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge prompts this week are: SMOOTH and HAND
Cathy and I have put together a list of One-Word promptsfor our One-a-Week Photo Challenge. You can join in by leaving a link to your Walk in the Comments, either here or on Cathy’s Post.
If you love descriptions of walks in far flung places, Restless Jo has some corkers every Monday.
dark ghoulish oufit?
not for me
Now, what do you think I’m going to do with these? Any ideas?
My entry in our One-a-Week Photo Challenge
Please leave your link in the comments here or on Cathy’s post.
These fabric flowers are my latest purchase online from a fairly local Craft Shop called Hobbycraft
And joining in with
Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge, prompt words: SPOOKY and NIGHT
remembering our ancestors
walk by lake or sea
to calm the mind and spirit
beachcombing works well
As I get into a frenzy of creativity, creating patterns and people with shells, my collection gets in a right old muddle – they need sorting out again.
We would love you to join us – just leave a link to your ‘Muddle’ in the comments, either here or on Cathy’s blog post.
Also joining Ronovan in his weekly Haiku Challenge
Prompts this week are LAKE and CALM
I don’t need Christmas
My heart celebrates Solstice
Turning to the light
Using a bit of poetic licence here to meet our One-a-Week Photo Challenge Prompt: Regal
I was trying to make a tealight holder out of used teabags that was not so BROWN.
After painting it with white Gesso it somehow said ‘Christmas’ to me, so I painted the inside with some gold paint, a few dots around the outside and then it said ‘CROWN’.
Also joining in with Ronovan’s weekly Haiku challenge – prompt words HEART and NEED
no silk or satin
to grace my skin, happier
in a rusty truck
Cathy-and-Daffy’s One-A-Week Photo Challenge – RUST
Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge, Prompts: SKIN and SILK
Join in our challenge by adding a link in the comments on either blog, we’d love to see your interpretation of this week’s subject.
Next week – REGAL
From Rust to Regal, we like to mix it up!
Exploring Life on the Edge
Celebrating gardens, photography and a creative life
... my creative life after leaving Adobe.
Developing a more sustainable lifestyle in SW Wales
stitch print weave
A modern twist on vintage crochet
Garden Thoughts from Florida's Treasure Coast
... and happy thoughts
Reflections on Life through poetry, essays and photos
Deserves to be loved designs
Just my various random & miscellaneous stuff...
Life and Creativity in the South of France
Making and creating
Gardening in Lazio
For the love of crochet
Living well in the urban village
Exploring the countryside and lanes of Dorset
crochet blogger, designer, crochet addict, yarn hoarder and co-host of The crochet sanctuary
Eco Crochet Design and Patterns with ecofriendly & recycled fibres. Plarn upcycler, promoter of sustainable crafting, living and natural therapies.
Until morale improves, the crocheting will continue.
Moments of quiet
my year of trying to be more creative in different ways
Textile Design in a midlife reset- the rising of Botanical Being
A blog containing random thoughts, bits of life, creations from my art room and tales of a cat named Orlando and a puppy named Siddy
Sharing my adventures in sewing and needlearts
For all who appreciate the beauty of words, flowers and homecooking
Tales of quilting, gardening and cooking from the Kingdom of Chiconia
a nutty crochet blog for nutty people
A blog about nature, home, community, books, writing, the environment, food, and rural life.
My Own Paradise: Life on Seven and a Half Acres
Roaming, at home and abroad
making Witch Craft in Basketry
La vie est trop courte pour boire du mauvais vin
A region, a garden, a frame of mind...
To observe, to be enchanted, and to enjoy the simple stuff in life, is truly a delight.
Exploring the ancient holy wells and healing wells of North Wales
A garden set in the Wye Valley
SHARING MY LOVE OF SEWING & OTHER HANDMADE GOODNESS
finding magick in the everyday
Ex-pat family life with crochet, arts & crafts thrown in.
An Artist's Journal: The day-to-day life of a full-time artist, exploring the highs, the lows, and the in betweens.
Award-winning Scottish publishing and design