Monday, 15 November 2010

My first mosaic! (with a little/lot of help from my DH!)

Altho of course they seem to be called tiles, why do we call them mosaics (a prettier word I guess)? Thanks for the Photoscape tip Linda & one day I will get to Flikr, thanks Heloise.


Talking of Heloise, I haven't yet mentioned her kind invitation to her home when I suggested we meet up when down in Oxford visiting my parents. It's lovely reading her posts as when she takes us on a 'walk' she sometimes covers my old stomping ground & I can reminisce all the way from up here. I was a little early so I took these.



I never see ladybirds up here so couldn't resist the one hiding in the rust. (yes, my lens needs a clean ;)

We chatted like we'd known each other for ages & altho I had my camera it didn't occur to me to 'document' our meeting, we were busy being friends having a coffee. At first I thought that might seem a little insulting & then I thought sometimes privacy needs to be respected. Having said that I love that I think whenI I'm out & about 'is this blogworthy?' We can choose to show & tell.... or not. She gave me a lovely package of bits & pieces, even some Latin text - now where have my old Latin textbooks gone....!


I still feel refreshed after my holiday & yes we had a pumpkin, only because members of my family came to visit that day. My Mum asked me to carve it & my Dad & I went for a lovely walk locally to gather foliage to add to it. I know it's mid November by now but I never was a punctual person!




So, I went to the Inchmore Gallery opening, to see myself hung! It was a beutifully presented exhibition, pieces of similar color put together, which gave it a lovely feel.


Mine are the bottom 2 of the pic above (I know, ignore the flash)


All the names of the artists are on the Inchmore Gallery website, a wonderful selection of work. So, our first mosaic tiles, a little tweeking needed but, I'm proud!

Fabulous & frosty this morning, beautiful & Baltic! Couldn't resist the little Wren ;)






14 comments:

Jill said...

I don't want to poke my nose in, but if you have Picasa the free down-loadable photo editing program then mosaics/tiles/collages are a doddle. Just choose your pics and the program does the rest with lots of possibilities. (I sound like an ad)
The Inchmore gallery looks terrific, what a great space - hope you have a successful showing.

ju-north said...

I love all your photos! I'm sure your work will sell well - have you tried selling some photos as cards or prints?

Gilli said...

WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR EXHIBITION AT THE INCHMORE - LOOKS LIKE A LOVELY BRIGHT GALLERY

Heloise said...

The gallery looks great. I hope that all your work sells. Lovely photographs of the frost this morning. It was lovely to meet you and I hope that we can meet up next time you are down here.

Jan said...

Your work looks great in that gallery! I'm so excited for you and hope it all sells. Your little wren is so sweet, we have some that look just like that here in Oregon too.

Jackie said...

Lovely mosaics,(you WILL have to get to flickr..its dead easy to make mosaics there) I had to search for the ladybird but it was worth it.

Jenevieve said...

Lovely photos, especially liked the first one with the ladybird hiding! Congratulations on having your work in the gallery, it looks very impressive! :) x

Lorraine said...

great photos

dosfishes said...

I can't tell which ones are yours darlin! I am glad you had a chance for coffee with Sue, I know she is a coffee gal, would like to be able to sit
down with the both of you too! Great goodies and great photos, but tell what's what! xox Corrine

Aileen Clarke Crafts said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos Emma. Especially love the first painty, rusty one and the last frosty post and wren.
How lovely to have met up with Heloise! We are all big fans of her work : )

Linda said...

Glad you had such a good time Emma...the exhibition looks lovely. And great that you met up with a blogging friend....always a special event.
Took me ages to find the ladybird; felt like one of those puzzle books! :-)

Carrie said...

The Inchmore exhibition looks amazing, I wish I could get there to have a proper look, congratulations on getting your work shown there. Thanks for visiting my blog, I love to see new people visiting!

LauraX said...

beautiful images emma...the first and last are my two favorites!

fibrefrolics said...

How exciting for you. Inchmore is only about 3 miles from where we live. Wish I had known you were coming. Give me a nudge when/if! you come over to collect them. Will go along this morning and admire your pictures. I am sure they will sell quickly!
Penny x