Scatterdays 2013

Poor neglected blog.  Well it’s a new year, with new resolutions and what better time to start something new.

Cinzia is hosting Scatterdays on her blog.  She will nominate themes and a letter and particpants will add photos to their blog to fit the themes.  The first letter is “W” and the themes are:

ExpensiveExciting; Music and WIP (a Work in Progress with a nod to our connections in patchwork and quilting)

Our family enjoyed a week away just before Christmas where I sat and contemplated the letter “W”.  “Expensive” fitted the theme well – this was possibly one of the most expensive family holidays ever for us, so I am including pictures of the beautiful Water.

My own piece of Water

My own piece of Water

Water Sunset Maldives Dec2012

Water Sunset Maldives Dec2012

 

Last weekend we attended a Wedding – exciting for me as this was the first time I had attended a Malay wedding.  The bride and groom changed from their traditional dress into more western style outfits, but still very ornate.  I couldn’t decide on one photo, so added a few just to show how different cultures celebrate.

Music was a tricky one.  We celebrated New Year at a loud party with lots of music and Whistles, however the photos are not very flattering to either the photographer (me) or any of the subjects.  Yesterday during a Wild and Windy thunderstorm, my Windchime at the back door was creating quite a lot of music, so here it is…

ScatterdaysWindchime

The final theme, WIP, was the most difficult.  I kept looking at this kit of hexagons which I bought in Liberty London during the year and thinking WHY??

ScatterdaysWIP

Looking forward to the next instalment.

Tripod Beanbag

During my photography classes, we need to use a tripod.  They can be cumbersome to lug about and set up, especially outdoors.  Our tutors use small beanbags which are easy to carry and can be plonked onto any sturdy surface, which allows your camera to rest still at all sorts of angles.

I have been waiting for the right project to use this cute fabric.

I filled a separate fabric pouch with dried beans and stitched it closed, so they won’t escape and the local wildlife won’t be able to feast on the contents too easily. You could use rice or polystyrene beads as well.  For travelling you could just use the outer cover and fill it with something at your destination.

And here it is ready for action!

Elephant Parade 2011

The elephants have paraded around other cities over the past couple of years and now it is Singapore’s turn. 162 of the baby life-sized elephants were painted and decorated by various artists and local celebrities. An auction will be held, along with the sale of 1000’s of miniature versions, to raise money and awareness of the plight of the Asian elephants and their fragile habitats.
http://elephantparade.com/cities/singapore-2011

Christmas & New Year

We have been a bit busy around here and the blog has suffered.  Here a few photos of our festive season