Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Diva #272 - Black and white and red

This week's Diva challenge is to use red in our tiles. Red is not a colour is use very often so it was fun to let go and play. Here are my two tiles.

This tile features cyme x fengle, flux, 'dillo and mooka.

My second tile uses Skye as one of the axes of Squill. 

A tiny 10 seconds of fame

Did you receive the latest Zentangle newsletter? If you did, did you look at the screen shot of the tangle mosaic for Ellish? One of my tiles is on there. It's the pink swirly one in the middle.

That's my 10 seconds of fame in the world of Zentangle. I was very excited to see my tile up there. I post tiles under the name of TheCreativeMissL (surprise surprise!).

Winter in Canberra = rain and truffle season

I had the very great pleasure of trying my first ever fresh truffle a couple of years ago. Since then, I indulge just a little bit in truffles during our truffle season, which goes from about June to maybe August?

I'm the only one in my family who likes them. My Saturday lunch treat (and Sunday lunch treat) was truffled eggs on spelt loaf toast, followed by mandarins that I picked from our own tree.

I bought all the ingredients at our local farmer's market. On my out of the market shed I saw this little cutie. Couldn't resist taking a photo. He's wearing a particular type of coat called a Dryzabone, which is an iconic rain coat worn by farmers in Australia. These coats often feature in the design of what our Olympic athletes wear, so you get the significance. This was the first time I'd seen one on a dog.

Canberra - the bush capital

Another iconic image of Australia is of our kangaroos. Most Australian's live in cities and don't see them often, except in zoos. However, in Canberra we get to see them often. I live near a golf course which is near farm land and native forest reserves, so I'm lucky enough to be able to see these creatures nearly every day. Even so, I never tire of seeing them.

Today I had to stop and take photos of this mob (BTW: the term 'mob' is the correct way to describe a group of kangaroos; herd of cows, murder of crows, mob of kangaroos). My photo shows only a small part of the mob who were sunning themselves on the practice fairway.

Thanks for dropping by.

Miss L


Ria Matheussen said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful pictures. It is very special for me to see all of this, taken on the other side of the world, a place where I have never been (to much jetlag!)
The way you are drawing Ellish is just beautiful and I also like your other tiles!

Sandra Sch. said...

Wonderful tiles! I love the first one with these flowering patterns - it looks like a nice "garden in red" ;-)
The second one is also great!
Congratulation to your ten seconds of fame ;-)

Jean Chaney said...

Beautiful tiles! Congrats on being noticed by the home team. Lovely Ellish too! Love the photos of the kangaroos. I just adore them ever since I read a book about a kangaroo named Blue when I was about 9 years old. I sure wish I could remember the name of that book so I could reread it.

Patty CZT22 said...

Love your tiles and the 1st and 3rd are so delicate.

chantal said...

I love the first tile, light and pretty. Thankyou for the pictures of your winter in Canberra. Currently in France it's the first summer day!

michele wynne said...

Gorgeous pieces...all of them! That mob of kangaroos...I love it!

Anne's tangle blog said...

Your tiles are beautiful and very elegant. Thanks for sharing the photo's.

Simome said...

Wow... Kangaroos!! So sweet- thank you for sharing the fotos!
Your tiles are so stunning, I love especially the second one with the beautiful Skye!!

Anja said...

Thanks a löst for the wonderful pictures! Your tiles are Beautiful! I love them all!