On the first Tuesday of each month, let’s meet up with a link or links to current or archive photographs and/or blog posts on a theme. Enter as many photos and links as you like as long as they fit the one word subject. Obscure and creative thinking welcomed!
Our theme tomorrow is
to warm us up in one of the coldest months of the year in this Northern hemisphere
and here are the rest of the prompts for the year ahead
The link below is to a PDF for you to download if you would like to.
Many thanks to Cathy, Karina and Valerie for suggesting some of themes
As seen in a hotel.
I love the simplicity of this for a winter arrangement.
Pop over to Cathy’s to see what she has in her Vase this week.
Sandy had a great time with Shelma
When they went out on their date
But he wanted to shape up
And decided he needed to lose weight
He had become rather chunky
And that made him feel rather glum
His goal was to be streamlined and sexy
It was time to tone up that tum!
Shelma had a great figure
wherever they went she had turned heads
Sandy was scared she’d lose interest
And that thought had filled him with dread
He worked out at the gym almost daily
although at first it seemed tough
He knew it was definitely worth it
When Shelma told him he looked buff!
poem by Judy E Martin
assemblage shell art by Sandra Dorey
pebble face drawn by one of my Grandchildren
Hope this gives you a little chuckle on this Silly Saturday.
Attic24 Woodland CAL.
Part Three finished, eagerly awaiting the colour order for Part 4.
I am closely following Lucy’s Random Colour Order with a few changes to accommodate the dark brown Walnut yarn which I have put in instead of the beige Mocha.
Fancy a crafty natter? Pop along to Cathy’s for a Yarny chat.
Joining in with Postcard From Gibraltar’s Photo Challenge: Hobby
I had to nip away for an overnight stay in central London this week. I Googled ‘quirky, arty, hotels’ and up came the Pavillion Hotel on the Time Out site.
Just click on the link to see all the amazingly themed rooms, and crazy decor. Someone must have had such fun putting it all together. I would love to know the history of the person and the place, but couldn’t find anything. My bedroom was called ‘Up, Up and Away’.
Sadly I can’t recommend the ‘Hotel’, it has definitely seen better days. It is in a slightly dodgy area, there is a surly, bored person manning the desk, no resturant and this was my so called continental breakfast left outside my room in the morning.
Weetabix on the Go – euuuurrrrgghhhhhh! Who knew that even existed! Yuck!
But I did enjoy the decor and the quirky bits and peices
The Hotel was quite close to Hyde Park, so before it got dark I had a brisk walk to Marble Arch where there is a strangely wild sculpture,
by British Sculptor Bushra Fakhoury
which was unveiled in March 2017.
There is always something arty to see in London, no matter how fleeting the visit. After a quick whizz round a bit of Hyde Park, which was looking rather bleak on a cold drizzly January afternoon, I found an oasis of a health food shop to pick up something for supper. Then back to my hotel as I did not want to be wandering those particualr streets after dark.
A nice cosy evening of knitting, reading and a bit of TV followed – always particularly relaxing away from home.
….. where a dragon, Frosty the snowman and a little glass duck can frolic happily together
The above arrangement was created by Little Miss M aged 5, in a pot of succulents
Then we added to it
with two more funny Forever Flowers made by Jodie
The photo below is Jodie’s, showing more of her wonderfully bonkers creations
I just LOVE them!!!! They make me smile and brighten up a dull, rainy Jaunuary day.
We added some ‘flowers’ made using sculpture pieces by Zolo
These pieces are great for the children to make fanciful sculptures with – sadly they cost a fortune to buy from the US once shipping and customs duty ave been added. I first bought a set at the airport in New York when I was coming back home in 2008. Then luckily a friend of mine was able to get another set for me when she visited the US more recently.
Hazel catkins, ash twigs and golden privet.
Pop over to Rambling in the Garden to see what Cathy and other gardeners, from all over the globe, have put in their vases this Monday.
Posted in children's art, garden, other artists, sculpture, Vase on Monday
Tagged ash, catkins, fairies, flower sculpture, golden privet, hazel catkins, In a Vase on Monday, indoor garden, Jodies Flowers