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.
Joining Cathy and our wonderful band of contributors in our One-a-Week Challenge
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
Posted in crafty tricks, haiku, Haiku Challenge, Photo Challenge, recycling
Tagged haiku, haiku challenge, homemade tealight holder, One-a-Week Photo Challenge, photo challenge, recycled teabags, Ronovan's Haiku Challenge, teabag art, tealight
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!
touch, smell, remember
how did life get so busy
miss beachcombing days
All these shells and pieces of coral were collected in Abu Dhabi in January 2014.
Two weeks of warm sunshine, sitting on the beach, wandering slowly along the shoreline, knitting, reading and arranging shells ……. ah! ………… sigh …….
You might recognize some pieces that have been used in my shell pictures.
My entry for our One-A-Week Photo Challenge, this week’s prompt: ORDERLY
Ronovan’s weekly Haiku Challenge: TOUCH and MISS
I could happily spend days arranging collections of objects in an orderly fashion – how about you?
Posted in art from natural objects, haiku, Haiku Challenge, mandalas, Photo Challenge
Tagged Abu Dhabi shells, collection and display, coral, haiku, mandala, One-a-Week Photo Challenge, Ronovan's Haiku Challenge, shell collection, shell mandala, shells
late holiday find
We went hunting for a Geocache on our family holiday in Solva in Wales at the end of July. There are quite a lot registered in that area, but this one was very close to where we were staying. It was fun: first we discovered the general location from the Geocache website, and there was a code to crack to give us a clue about the exact location. But I don’t think we would have found it without the help of my daughter’s Smart phone.
Miss E, Master R and Little Miss M were all very excited to find the plastic pot. We lifted the cache and took it back to the B&B to show the rest of the family
This is what we found inside the cache
The idea is that you can take an item from the cache and replace it with a little gift. It was fun to read what others had written, but we were just a little bit disappointed to discover a marble and some sweets. Nobody wanted to eat the sweets, Little Miss M wanted to keep the marble. We threw a couple of sweets in the bin and the children had fun deciding what to leave in their place. This is what we put back in the cache: A sheet of stickers, a butterfly candle, a rubber, and a Love Rock
We put the cache back where we found it and covered it up with stones
This is my entry for our One-A-Week Photo Challenge this week, leave a link to what you have FOUND this week in the comments to be included n my monthly Round-Up of entries. And pop across to see what others have found on Nanacathy.
Also joining in with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge, his prompt words this week are: LATE and HOLIDAY
Solva is a very special place for me and I have been there many times: if you would like to see more photos or read more about it put ‘Solva’ in the SEARCH box at the top right of this page and the former blog entires are listed there.
painting stars with yarn
to cover girls a-slumber
and bring sweet dreaming
I’m so excited to show you what I have done with the Scheepjes Stonewashed Yarn that arrived here this week. A Spiro Star at the centre of my second Mandala Madness, both patterns designed by Helen Shrimpton.
The colours are wonderful and slightly mottled, very restful to work with after the bright Stylecraft Special DK in my other crocheted mandala. I am really enjoying having both to go to for different moods and different times of day.
Even more exciting is that I have put together a photo tutorial showing how to marry the two patterns together. Helen has kindly given her permission for me to share it with you and I will do that tomorrow on W.I.P. Wednesday.
Little twirly happy dance!
and another skippy dance!
Tweeeeeeerrrrrrrrllllllll and skip …..
learning how to skip and type at the same time …….. * ……. ! ………^ …….. \ …. > ….
Stop – silly woman!
Eight pointed stars abound in the beginning of this project so I was able to sneak it in as this week’s One-a-Week Photo Challenge entry. Cathy and I have put a list together for the whole year so that you know what to look out for when you are out and about with your camera.
also joining in with Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge, prompt words: PAINTED and LADY
(Substituting ‘lady’ with ‘girl’)
Please leave a link to your POINT in the comments.
Now back to the pointy mandala, its’s hard for me to put it down.
Posted in Crochet, mandalas, Photo Challenge, poetry
Tagged haiku, Helen Shrimpton, Mandala Madness, One-a-Week Photo Challenge, Ronovan's Haiku Challenge, Spiro Star, Spiro Star Centre to Mandala Madness, weekly haiku challenge, weekly photo challenge
That moment when you are walking in a muddy lane and just have to stand still and look at the sunlight shining through the leaf stuck on the end of your stick.
Archive photo taken on our family holiday in February 2016. We hire a big house for my children and their families, for a week, every other year. It’s wonderful to see the little cousins all romping around together. This is Twiglet, one of the twins.
Joining Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge: PARTY and ENJOY
party of fifteen
enjoyed by us all
Join us in the One-a-Week Photo Challenge by leaving the link to you current or archive ‘LANE’ photo