Fraggle report – Mere Knowles Cemetary – April 2018

There’s nothing better (in mine & Sophie’s opinions) than wandering around cemeteries reading and photographing old graves and monuments.  For us it is history with a personal view, the lives (and mostly deaths!) of real people and sometimes their families, chiselled into headstones.  Names, ages, dates and symbols to be pondered on, sometimes researched (googled 🙂 ) and kept for posterity in digital files, while they crumble away in the graveyards over the years. We decided a few weekends ago to visit a couple of cemeteries in Sunderland, firstly Grangetown cemetery.  Although we have been there before, we like to…

Day 89~366

Down to the last 3 days of squares now, and am feeling a bit repetitive as I’ve used my mosaics a fair bit and also square food stuff, but that’s all I have left! Today was a toss up between a mirror I made in 2006 or some Jacob’s cream crackers, but it was a sunny afternoon so the mirror won because of the colours. Skye was determined to photo bomb my shoot, so after several attempts where she stuck her tail/head/paws in the way I gave up and chose this one. And because the sky was a beautiful blue…

Day 75~366

A few years ago one of my hobbies was mosaics.  This was one of my early attempts, it’s a bit rustic and bonkers colours, in fact a bit rubbishy really, but I was chuffed with it at the time and gave it to Shelley to hang on her bathroom wall. Since she got her own home I’ve commandeered the bathroom so I can fit all of my girl stuff in it and not have to share it with bloke stuff 😀 and the mirror is still there.  It’s grown on me but I can’t say I blame her for leaving…