I’ve begun work on my next mosaic, ‘Spectrum’. The inspiration for this one has come from Julie Edmunds ‘Head Dress’. I admire Julie’s colourful work and aspire one day to have that talent with use of colour. I do love using bold, vibrant colours and varied tesserae types, and have just had some regalia glass... Continue Reading →
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'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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →