I've been sick the last couple of days and prone to the odd breakout of waterworks. I'm happy to say though, I haven't lost my sense of gratitude. Today I'm grateful for: my phone call from Nita's sister. It made my day.pushing on and grouting the 2 projects that were waiting. After a day in... Continue Reading →
I started making this one a while ago for an old friend of mine, Justin. He only wanted something small, so I've used a 29cm x 21cm piece of MDF. Being Mr Incredibubble, his only other request was that it have circles to represent bubbles. I'd done a few with circles and wanted to make... Continue Reading →
Well, my mirror frame had been ready to grout... ...and I'd decided on what I thought would be the perfect colour grout to use - metallic copper. The acrylic paint I was using was a beautiful glossy deep copper, but I just couldn't get that same depth of colour mixing it with the grout. Just... Continue Reading →
I've been thinking a lot about Jessie and her aural hallucinations, and her, now rare, sightings of Mary. (No religious vision, just a ghost we named Mary for some reason!) Nobody has been able to give us a definitive answer as to what causes them, but I wonder if my 'un/real' memories show a link... Continue Reading →
'Going 'Round in Circles' mosaic with violet tinted grout. The frame allows for easy hanging. $50 plus $10 domestic postage (Australia) Dimensions: 30.5cms x 30.5cms x 4.4cms deep Materials: Stained glass tilesceramic tilesglass glitter tilessilverfoil tilesmirror tileglass gemsresin art frameglueviolet groutacrylic paintsealant All pieces are handmade and imperfections are part of the character of each... Continue Reading →
2019 is underway and what better thought to begin the year with than the one below?! It's a wonderful reminder that each day gives us new opportunities if we can keep our minds focused on the positives in every situation. The things I'm grateful for today are: my daughter's personal growth over the last 12... Continue Reading →
I'm currently working on another mirror frame - this time square, 12" x 12". I did the side features without too much doubt, also using Inka Gold, Platinum under the transparent stained glass strips I used. I wanted to see the finish when using the Inka Gold as a paint on timber as well so... Continue Reading →
As a self taught, beginner 'mosaicer', these tutorials have been a great resource for me. I was reminded about the one below whilst responding to as comment from Piglet In Portugal about painting grout. After watching the tutorial below again tonight, I've realised that they are however, only as good as my ability to listen!!... Continue Reading →
...is that it waits for no man, woman or beast - no exceptions. There are no rewinds, no practice runs, no do-overs. What we do with each moment can't be changed. Each moment will remain as it was lived. We're only given a limited amount of time on this earth, and a limited amount of... Continue Reading →
Beautifully written with great humour, but also gives us a very true message about self care and balance in life.
My favourite quote “Don’t want to run out of fucks to give. Neither do I want to end my life with ungiven fucks.”
I hope I don’t leave this planet with ungiven fucks either, but also don’t want to give them away undeservedly.
Balance needs to be found…but never lose a sense of humour!
Sundance sent this to me via text message late last night.
My initial reaction was a giggle, followed by an Amen.
But as I considered it further, I began to realize it’s an extremely important skill, this moderate fuck distribution.
I mean, really. This is key!
Fuck-giving is a double edged sword. Too much or not enough can kill you.
It is truly all about that sweet spot of fuck-giving.
Giving too many fucks or giving no fucks is not sustainable in the long term.
Giving too many can cause you to lose your damn mind worrying unnecessarily. I mean, who has that kind of time and energy? Giving too many fucks will wear you slap out, nothing should require that much of your attention.
Giving none pretty much means you’ve just shut down. That you’re probably abstaining from interacting with others. And while that may sound good on paper…
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having family to celebrate Christmas with tomorrowRainbow Paddlepops - yumgetting all my tiles organised by colour a really yummy dinner tonightsurviving Westfield shops today!Kensington Pride mangoes - they taste delicious, and the box of them sitting on my table smells just as good.my washing machinemy lovely old neighbour who gave me chocolates for Christmasmusic Merry... Continue Reading →
Finally!! Because going 'round in circles is what I've been doing with this mosaic, it's taken me so long. I've sat for the last few days trying to decide on grout colour - the last decision to be made for this piece. What a relief that is! I had decided to do a bright light... Continue Reading →