I chose to use a basic gum leaf pattern as the string. I live in Canberra, Australia, which is known as the Bush Capital. We are surrounded by bushland, which I love. Gum trees are everywhere here, and are out flower at the moment. Walking in the bush is like walking near a honey factory, supposing honey factories actually smell of honey ?
Renaissance tiles are my favourite. I like how they take up the white highlights.
This tile didn't work well until I added the internal border. Is that what you call what I did?
This last tile, my ZIA tangles gum leaf, is an example of using a mistake to inspire creativity. The tile was my first attempt at this project, with the second attempt pictured above it. The gum nuts were a mess and far too heavy in comparison with the leaves. Instead of tossing out the tile, I cut off the bad bits and went looking for some scrap-booking paper to stick the good bits on. Then I found more odds and ends of paper and ribbon and added them. I think I'll play with this idea some more.
This week I'm
- getting very busy at school as we prepare for reports and for get out planning underway for 2016.
- getting slightly worried at how fast the term is flying by
- enjoying teaching a poetry unit to my classes. Love to see students having fun reading poetry to each other.
- being happy that The Good Wife is back for another season. This is THE BEST drama on TV.
- getting paranoid about seeing my doctor tomorrow. It's time to get referrals for my annual cancer scans. Plus I've nearly fainted a few times this week. Anything unusual health-wise ALWAYS makes me feat that this could be cancer returning.