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!
sharp eyes, sharp scissors
small hooks, smart patterns to please
each round exciting
Joining two challenges together:
Our One-a-Week Photo Challenge
Ronaovan’s Haiku Challenge: PLEASURE and EXCITE
Inspired by some of the mini crocheted mandalas I’ve seen in online crochet groups I am trying my hand at making a couple whilst me hands and eyes can still cope!
The white one ‘Sol’ by Zoya Matyushenko on Ravelry, her designs are amazing! Each round is a little gem in itself. I’m making this in Cotton thread – Scheepjes BonBon, Bridal White, with a 1.25 mm hook, although if I did it again in this cotton I would choose a 1.5mm.
The turquoise one is Spiro Star by Helen Shrimpton which I am making with the same thread and a 2mm hook. My plan is to make a one colour Mandala Madness with Spiro Star at the centre.
Join Cathy and me in our weekly Photo Challenge by leavig a link to your ‘Sharp’ photo in the comments.
Posted in Crochet, haiku, Haiku Challenge, mandalas, Photo Challenge, poetry
Tagged #MandalaMadness, 'Sol' by Zoya Matyushenko, One-a-Week Photo Challenge, photo challenge, Ronovan's Haiku Challenge, Spiro Star
Oak tree turned into a sun dial by the evening sun
swirls like the ocean
running on the shore of your
The spiral made in my lawn this year has been thoroughly enjoyed by many – children always run around spirals – turning, turning, turning, always turning, always running, always laughing – it is a delight!
Easy to do – you cut the lawn on a high setting and then starting in the middle, mow outwards on a lower setting, keeping a gap of the mower width to your right or left, whichever way you are moving. I’d love to know if you give it a go.
I first cut a spiral back in 1999 and then came the Waves, and the Grid
What pattern would you create?
Just had to include this wonderful piece of graphic design:
I saw this on a site called ‘Trust Me I’m a Designer’. Clever don’t you think!
It’s your turn!
Leave a link to your photos in the comments so that we can all see what turns up this week. 😉
Joining in with Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge – his prompt words this week are: Ocean and Shore
and the One – a – Week Photo Challenge that Cathy and I have compiled for fun.
Posted in art from natural objects, garden, haiku, Haiku Challenge, land art, Photo Challenge
Tagged art in the garden, grass art, grass spiral, haiku, land art, lawn, oak tree, One-a-Week Photo Challenge, photo challenge, Ronovan's Haiku Challenge, spiral
when the flames of friendship grow
embers never dim
Combining our One-a-Week Photo Challenge and Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge: prompt words – EMBER and FLAME
This photo was taken on a very special New Year’s Day on Mwnt beach with my cousin.
You can see more about the event in this post: Mwnt beach on New Year’s Day
Gosh the weather was fierce that day – the wind blowing up spray from the breaking waves.
My cousin and I met as small children, but not since, and now over 50 years later we have discovered a very special friendship. I do love the way life goes round full circle.
More Wave – related goodies:
Have you heard of the book The Wavewatchers Companion by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
I hadn’t either until listening to the Museum of Curiosity which is my absolute favourite Radio 4 progamme.
Then there are the wonderfully relaxing waves of crochet in
Attic24’s Neat Wave Pattern, Crochet Wavelength Stitch
and this ripple pattern which has featured in quite a few of my cushions and throws
Please leave link to your WAVES in the comments and I will include it in our monthly round up.
Some old photos of my children waving …….Bye for now
Later addition – after Alastair’s comment (below) I had to go on an explore and just look what I found
How cool is that!
Posted in Crochet, haiku, Haiku Challenge, Photo Challenge, poetry
Tagged crochet, haibun, haiku, Museum of Curiosity, Mwnt, One-a-Week Photo Challenge, photo challenge, Ronovan's Haiku Challenge, The Wavewatchers Companion, wave
even at six years
Ronovan has given us DARKNESS and DEEP this week in his weekly Haiku Challenge.
Mixing that with our Photo Prompt – FICTION.
My childhood was not always a happy place to be. There is a hint of that in my expression in the photo of me at about 6 years old, that little frown. The photo is in its original 1950s frame.
My Grandad and step-grandmother, Dabbity, provided me with a haven of books, cooking, gardening and needlework, I was always supremely happy when I was with them.
I learnt to read early and loved reading fiction as an escape. Perhaps that is why I hardly ever read fiction nowadays – no need to escape.
These are three favourite books of my childhood: Swiss Family Robinson, Monty Woodpig’s Caravan and Miss Richard’s Mouse
The illustrations in Miss Richard’s Mouse are a bit deep and dark and I remember feeling a bit scared of this book
Please leave your link to your work of FICTION in the comments, we’d love to see them.
Posted in books, haiku, Haiku Challenge, Photo Challenge, poetry
Tagged childhood books, fiction, haiku, Miss Richards' Mouse, Noel Carrington, Norah Pulling, One-a-Week Photo Challenge, photo challenge, poetry, Ronovan's Haiku Challenge, Susan Einzig