Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Conwy Water Gardens

Today I visited The Conwy Water Gardens or The Dutch Pancake House as it's also called.

I fell in love with this handsome chap.

And he just loved pausing for photos.

This was a difficult one.

You can fish here for the whole day but you have to throw the fish you catch back in the water.

My grandson has a fish tank and needed some fish, but not these lovely specimens.

Last night's sunset

This is the work I was putting off yesterday. A page for SerenTex inspired by the work of Mary Lloyd Jones the famous Welsh artist which I found very difficult. But here are two that I'm fairly happy with after a great deal of thought, though not as bright as Mary's latest work.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Fun with lace

I've been having fun when I should have been doing other more important things things!

These were all created in PSP7 using my lace piece above.

This is a collage using the different colours I tried.

Susan Lenz has an interesting post using old lace on her Art in Stitches blog.

Seems I've just cracked that html! I got them level as you can see below.

The two below look level side by side, but when I post them they move around. I need to learn that html quickly!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Evening sun

I'm not going to bother with html tonight and my photos can go wherever they want! I've had an exceptionally busy day and have just come in.
This is Oriel Mostyn in Llandudno. It's a fantastic building and the inside has been rebuilt leaving the facade just as it was.

Interior stairway.

Closeup of the wall.

Conwy Castle in the evening sun through the car window.

The castle when I arrived home.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

HTML test

Now I'll have a go using Compose and HTML together.

That didn't work as I expected. No help there I'm afraid. But I'll post anyway as these were taken from a set of beautiful lace mats Jennie brought to SerenTex on day a few years ago and I love the photos.

Another Try at HTML code

I am so frustrated with using Blogger for my posts as I can never get my images to go where I want them and I've decided the only answer is to teach myself some html code.

I always used Live Writer for my posts but it doesn't work with Windows 10. I've also tried Open Windows Live, but that won't work for me either.

I love the estuary when it's calm like this. It's at it's best, but then I must admit I'm often saying this even when it's choppy out there.
I'm getting there slowly and it's not quite as difficult as I thought it might be. It's just going to take me a little longer to post anything. You might see another test post post today.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Digital fun

I've had so much fun playing with my teasel photos the whole afternoon disappeared. The sun was shining and I know I should have taken advantage of it and gone for a walk because we don't see it that often here. Paint Shop Pro 7 was the program me I used and I just churned them out.



Friday, May 20, 2016


I love to take photos directly above things and this is what I did today at the Nature Reserve.

It was rather breezy to take photos like this.

But some of them turned out quite well. The newt had just been taken out of the pond ready for a local toddlers group visit. 

I'm not sure if this is a toad or a frog, but he stayed quite still for me.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Book pages

Here are a few book pages I've finished in recent weeks for my SerenTex Textile group.

Inspired by Hundertwasser

Sunset on the estuary nspired by Barbara Rae

Barbara Rae inspired again

This was inspired by TonSchulten, but even though i enjoyed making it I'm not too happy and will probably make another.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Fresh air

I've had plenty of fresh air over the weekend. I had a walk around our Nature Reserve and went to to Erddig Hall. I took a lot of photos last year, but only a few this time, but I thought you'd enjoy a virtual visit via YouTube instead.

All the photos were taken at the Nature Reserve. Teasels are my very favourite plant.