Hi there! and Welcome to our Photographic Monthly Meet-Up, held on the first Tuesday of each month. The prompt for this month is FLAKE.
A favourite terracotta vessel I painted a few years ago is flaking nicely
The next 4 photos were taken of flaking paint on beach huts at Church Ope Cove on Portland
I would love to be able to do a colour analysis of this photos – to me they would all make wonderful colour palettes for a crochet blanket, or a knitted Fairisle jumper.
If you know of a free website or app that would pick out the colours for me I’d love to have the link.
The next two photos were taken on the island of La Gomera in January 2008
Nearly good enough as a piece of art to hang on the wall:
Last week I went for a visit to Tyneham and Worbarrow with my daughter and her children – one of our favourite destinations for a summer’s day.
The children are fascinated by the ruined buildings and the old school room
The door to the School and its window fit the theme
Then on to the barn where there is an old theatre, with flaking scenery paint on the barn wall
Click on any picture to see it in more detail.
I have gone for flaking paint but I’m looking forward to seeing where the prompt has taken you.
All entries are welcome, both archive and current, just leave a link in the comments below any time up until next month’s prompt kicks in.
Next month’s prompt is
Here we are again for our Monthly Photographic Meet-Up, happening each first Tuesday of the Month.
This month’s prompt is SCULPTURE.
Archive and/or current posts are all very welcome, just leave a link in the Comments to join in.
First up a Pink Goat – I think this also qualifies for Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge don’t you, especially when teamed up with his friend Blue Hare
As seen during Dorset Arts Weeks at the Studio of
Jane Shaw in Cattistock. Do click on her name to go to her website and see more of her wonderful work.
During Arts Weeks we had the priviledge of seeing inside her studio
arranged for the two weeks as a gallery. What a charming space.
I’m looking forward to seeing your sculpture photos
More Sculpture can be seen in This Post, and the bizarre Doreen’s Garden post.
Now must dash
as I’m off to do some gardening before the temperatures crank up – this afternoon I’m off to Sports Day at the school of 3 of my grandchildren – sunhats and of course camera at the ready.
The prompt for next month (August) is FLAKE
I’ve had a lovely time this month noticing how the sunlight catches and enhances things.
Morning on the farm with Ivor the bull and his companions
Morning sunshine, and looking up at buzzards soaring
an experiment under the apple tree
the bliss of bluebell woods
backlit Harts Tongue ferns
a soft goodnight
The prompt for this month’s photographic meet-up is SUNLIGHT.
We meet up on the first Tuesday of each month. You are very welcome to join in anytime. For future prompts go to the Photo Challenge Page.
Next month’s prompt is Sculpture.
To join us, leave links to your Sunshine photos, either current or archive, in the comments – “Bring me Sunshine!”
Adding ‘Walking on Sunshine’ after seeing it mentioned in Crafty Creeks’s post
Don’ it feel good!!!!! ❤
Posted in garden, Photo Challenge, walks
Tagged back lit, bluebell woods, cattle, cows, fern, Monthly Meet-Up, Photographic challenge, sky, sunset
Welcome!!! It’s the Monthly Meet-Up Photo Challenge, which happens on the first Tuesday of each Month.
I had a happy time looking through my files to find archive photos featuring
This is Miss E with her Dad enjoying a bouncy castle a few years ago
A friend in a yellow silk dress at my daughter’s wedding, 2006
A postcard made for iHanna’s Postcard Swap 2016Collage waiting to be turned into a greetings cardPainted garden potsCandlelight at a wonderful surprise party thrown for me by my lovely kids and their partnersBig Sis at playgroup when she was 3 (she will be 8 this month)Swiss chard stalks from the gardens at Esalen, California – such happy memories from November/December 2008I was there for 6 amazing life-changing weeks on a Workstudy Course, working in the gardens and doing Creative Expression and Process ArtHave you ever tattooed a banana? No – really? See here how to do it
A plasterer’s bucket from when I was having my fabulous new bedroom created
A happy sunny yellow trip down memory lane for me – I hope you enjoyed coming along.
If you would like to see last month’s entries you can see them in the Comments in this Post.
Couldn’t resist including another blast from the past
To join in please post a link to your photos of YELLOW in the Comments. Archive, or current, all are welcome.
You can see all the prompts for the year on my Photo Challenge Page
For May the prompt is
Here we are again. Helloooooo! How has your photographic month been? I’ve had a great time in the recent snow and ice, in the delightful village of Branscombe, Devon. I stayed in a little self-catering flat, called Nestlecombe, in the Square that I have no hesitation in recommending.
In the bitter cold wind I went down to the beach to see if I could get some inspiration for our subject this month. I do love to see stone-balancing, and you can see some beautiful examples if you look at the Genteel Giant’s photographs on Instagram. My sisters met him on Newgale beach when we were staying there in January, I was back at the holiday let crocheting at the time, so didn’t get to see him, but love his work.
It was far too windy to try stone balancing but I played around with scale a bit.
The sea was scarily fierce and with the tide coming in, it nearly caught me out whilst I was picking up the plastics on the strand line (hence the poem)
I tried in vain to catch the power and the scale – the pictures look tame in comparison with the experience.
We are such tiny creatures who do well to respect nature’s power
death is only a trip away
Please leave a link to your photos of SCALE in the comments below. Can’t wait to see them!
You can see the whole year of subjects on my Photo Challenge Page.
Next month’s subject is
Posted in Photo Challenge, stone
Tagged Branscombe Beach, Jurassic Coast, March 2018, Monthly Meet-Up, Monthly Photo Challenge, photo challenge, poem, poetry, power of nature, stone balancing, stormy sea, waves
My family and I spent Half-Term in a wonderful holiday house in Devon.
We combined Pancake Day and Valentine’s Day, another excuse to bring out the ice-bowl I’d made for Christmas – it survived the 1.5 hour car journey, from freezer to freezer, really well.
the rice was asking for some decoration but the central stenciled heart did not work, a sprinkled heart worked better
time away allows us all to get creative…
the card my daughter made for her husband
Little Miss M did her version, don’t you just love the toes!
and the card made by Dad and Little Miss M….. a love dart to the heart ….
I do hope you had an enjoyable Valentine’s Day, not always easy for anyone on their own.
I’m joining in with Postcard From Gibraltar’s Friday Photo Challenge – I know it’s not Friday, but I hope I can just squeak in.
Posted in children's art, Photo Challenge, travel
Tagged chocolate hearts, Culmbridge House, Friday Photo Challenge, heart candles, hearts, powdered beetroot, table decoration, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day Cards, white chocolate, writing with chocolate
Here we are at the first Tuesday of February with our Photographic Monthly Meet Up.
The theme this month is WARM, so join us by leaving links in the comments to any photographs and/or posts both current and archive. Let’s all meet up for a huddle to keep warm – cos ‘baby it’s cold outside’! At least it is here. Any photos of warmer climes will be much drooled over and appreciated!
It might be frosty outside this morning but inside I’m indulging in some cosy hooky time before getting out of bed!
I’m loving the warm colours of Attic24’s Woodland Cal and in the 5th week of the Cal the blanket is big enough to keep me warm whilst crocheting.
I’m already thinking of new projects using these scrummy colours.
Going back to February 2013 I found this post – and the colours fit with the Warm theme
And this post from February 2014 when I was in Abu Dhabi for two gloriously WARM weeks.
In February 2015 I was keeping cosy under the Attic24 Cosy Cal
In February 2016 I knitted 14 bobble hats to keep my family warm
In February 2017 the Attic24 Cal was once again keeping me warm with my Hedgerow version of Lucy’s Moorland Blanket.
How are you keeping warm?
The theme stays open all month, just leave your links in the Comments.
I’m really looking forward to seeing your take on WARM.
Now I’d better get up!
This photo is of Bentley, a very warm dog, trying to cool off on a hot summers day. Sent to me by my sister, you can see her wonderful paintings and silver jewellery on Instagram
Posted in Crochet, Photo Challenge, travel
Tagged Attic24, Attic24 Cosy Cal, Attic24 Moorland Cal, Attic24 Woodland CAL, crochet, Dorset Hedgerow blanket, knitred bobble hats, Monthly Meet Up Photo Challenge, photo challenge