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 →
...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 →
These look fantastic and I'm really keen to give it a go. What a great way to recycle old CD's and a cheap way of adding unique tiles to your inventory. https://youtu.be/tlHZZ6U5BQM
I love this sunflower made by Piglet in Portugal. What a perfect garden decoration. Some inspiration for future projects!
I am always exploring different ways to brighten shady areas of my garden so with this in mind I decided to create colourful mosaics on stones. This was my first project which I positioned under a small palm.
Once I’d mapped out the design, I used stained glass to create the sunflower. However, you could equally use any substrate which offers the flexibility to cut into shapes.
The most difficult process for me was, and still is, cutting the centre circle for the flower as I am still not proficient cutting anything larger than leaves and flower petals, which I shape using nippers.
Another option for future projects I’ve since considered is to use a round flat pebble which I could paint and then cover with small beads for texture. We will see.
Stained Glass or similar substrate
Small beads for flower centre (I used beads from an…
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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 →