Friday, 31 July 2009

Fingerprint Friday

This is a Bottlebrush tree (Callistemon citrinus)  it is endemic to Australia. This one however,  is growing in a corner of my garden, my gardener friend assures me it should not survive the cold winters here in Scotland and is puzzled as to how it manages, ( it was here when i moved in to the house so i do not know anything of where it came from). It makes me smile though, to think that although we think we know so much, clearly God has different ideas on how and where his creations will thrive. 

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Thursday, 30 July 2009

Whoo Hooo it made the front page!!!
Here is a link to my latest treasury,  "i come bearing olive branches"  feel free to drop by.

Friday, 24 July 2009

Fingerprint Friday

i could only see a small part of this rainbow but still it made me smile.

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Wednesday, 22 July 2009

There is a competition running in conjunction with a group on Flickr and the Tate Liverpool Art Gallery. You are invited  to contribute your own colour monochrome photographs to this group. (A colour monochrome is an image of one colour only ) Photographs submitted to the group will be shown on Tate Online, and a 36 images will be used to make a glossy Colour Chart poster which will hang in the gallery

These are my submissions, why not pop over to the colourchart group on Flickr and view the entire selsction and perhaps add some of your own?

Friday, 17 July 2009

fingerprint Friday

Lots of thunderstorms with me this week which always leaves the sky looking rather wonderful. Can you see with this picture there is almost, nearly, kind of, perhaps, a love heart in the sky? (behind the clock tower and the chimney).

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Thursday, 16 July 2009

I spent yesterday painting the shed, phew, 
it looks good though.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Saturday Shopping List

Friends, this weeks shopping list is full of wonderful creations by bright, shiny people

Pippi - Art Doll - by Phillipa @ Feltathome, one of her Colourful People Series.

IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Kristen @ Loveatworks.
Neptune's Partay by Helen @ Zukzuk

To view all the Saturday Shopping List's or to participate yourself pop over to Charlotte's blog at  fancy picnic.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Fingerprint Friday

I stole an afternoon this week and spent it in the garden reading and basking in the warm sun, plenty of sun block i hasten to add. The sound of bees buzzing and the gentle breeze  were glorious but the  colours all around me were perfect.
(The novel i was reading was The Book Theif by Marcus Zusak, I heartly recommend it!)

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Saturday, 4 July 2009

Saturday Shopping List

It's Saturday Shopping List time again and this week Saturday Night out is the theme!
You could start with these wonderful and unique sterling silver earrings 

and this beautiful BUTTERFLY CLUTCH by dollybags is bound to do you proud regardless of your destination

and to complete your look opt for this sweet
a bargin at only $8 on sale right now!

Friday, 3 July 2009

Fingerprint Friday

I do so love watching the trees outside my house as they change throughout the year, they are a real indicator of the seasons. Although they are beautiful at all times right now they are in their full glory and every time i look at them i am reminded of something William McDonaugh said in regards to design. He likened, that which we, (humans) should be striving for when we design,  to that which nature achieves effortlessly.  
He points out that nature can  create a system,  that makes oxygen, sequesters carbon, fixes nitrogen, distills water, provides habitat for thousands of species, accrues solar energy as fuel, builds soil, creates microclimates, changes with the seasons, and is beautiful.  For me, only His fingerprint can explain this.

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Wednesday, 1 July 2009

i am thrilled.
I just learned that i will be featured in issue 29, sept/oct of Selvedge.
I entered a competition in the april/may issue and as the winner my work will be published in the later issue.
 Selvedge magazine is a bi-monthly publication dedicated to " a belief system based on a cerebral and sensual addiction to  textiles in all forms". Fashion, travel, interiors, shopping and fine art are all characteristics of Selvedge. For me it was their use of beautiful illustrations that first bewitched me, so you can imagine how happy i am to now be amongst them. For any one interested in craft, beauty, colour and textiles Selvedge will certainly feed your addiction. 
Their website can be found here.
This is the Linoprint which will be featured, it accompanies a poem by Sujata Bhatt called In Her Green Dress, She Is.
In Her Green Dress, She Is 
--Sujata Bhatt 

In her green dress, she is 
the background and the foreground - 

A green dress the colour 
of iris stems, 
the ones in the background - 

A green dress 
the colour of iris stems against grass - 

Green on green on green - 

She is the foreground 
and the background - 

Her face intent because 
she's listening to a bird in the distance - 
a single bird - persistent - 
calling again and again - 
Its song slit, cleft - 
rising and falling 
and rising again through the stillness. 
Its song clinging to the leaves - 
A melody 
that must have moved Bach - 

Her face intent because irises 
have flung themselves open in the heat: 
Blue petals arched like so many little blue tongues 
tasting the air - 

Those yellow hearts cannot hide anymore. 

Even the black stones, the oval shaped 
black stones of her necklace 
can see you 

It is June: Full of Humid Shadows, 
purple clouds - it will rain 
in an hour. The irises will sway 
in the wind - a few stems will 
get bent by the rain - broken - 
and her green dress will get drenched 
along with the grass 
where the stems will lie 
broken - 

But she will walk away 
laughing - she will walk slowly 
lingering in the green wetness