...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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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 →
Cutting tiles is big part of making mosaics made easier by knowing what tools to use and how best to use them. Mango Mosaics shows us here how to cut ceramic tiles of a thickness between 3-6mm using tile nippers. https://youtu.be/KGSdVB-y8Ew
I absolutely LOVE this mosaic tabletop, made by Piglet in Portugal. Stunning colours and design!
My most ambitious project to date is this mosaic table which is 19″ (48cm) diameter. I’d observed other members of the mosaic class create some fantastic designs so decided to give it a try. I knew my biggest challenge would be cutting the stained glass to specific shapes which then all linked together, so accuracy was critical. All my previous projects were simple and used scrap squares and cutting to shape was minimal.
Mosaic Abstract Table – design
After looking through various books in class I found this design. I liked the design’s simplicity and flexibility, plus it looked relatively easy. We marked out the design on the glass table top with the aid of various circular items such as biscuit tins, mugs, lamps and jam jars to name a few.
Mosaic Abstract Table: Work in Progress
Once I had a rough outline, I chose the colours for the largest…
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I've had a busy night tonight sorting out all my tiles so I could see what I have and to make finding them easier when designing a mosaic. My daughter and I live in a small unit so I don't have a craft room or space as such. I sit on the lounge to make... Continue Reading →
I started this one 8 days ago, and have struggled getting it finished - creativity level 0. I wasn't happy with it at all, apart from the two large circles, and came very close to pulling it all up and starting again. My daughter helped me sort out some colour combos I wasn't satisfied with... Continue Reading →
Description FRAME DOES COME WITH MIRROR INSERT AS PICTURED, and ready to hang, either horizontally or vertically. The multi-coloured patchwork design is eye catching and would make the perfect gift for someone you love. Dimensions: 30 cm x 40cm Materials stained glass tiles, silverfoil tiles, iridised tiles, glitter glass tiles, iridised beads, MDF frame, glass... Continue Reading →
Ever had grief do that to you? I'm not a fan to be honest! I really thought I'd been coping well - using my outlets of writing and making mosaics in memory of Nita, for me and Nita's sister, Kayla. I finished 'Neets' last week and sent her off to Kayla, excited for her to... Continue Reading →
I always want to be working on something, so as soon as one is finished, another is begun. This design has been popular so didn't have to think much about the design, however it's the colours that take me time to decide on. I've already changed the petals from orange to a blue/green stained glass....
I wanted to save this wonderfully descriptive article on Anxiety from The Mighty, written by Lauren Jarvis-Gibson. I'm Sorry for the Things Anxiety Makes Me Do
The month gone by since last posting in my gratitude diary has been an emotional one, settling back into life without Nita. I finished the mosaic for Nita's sister, and shipped it off yesterday afternoon and have been really down in the dumps and teary today, missing who and what I don't have. So I... Continue Reading →