Hey, long time no see. I hope that you’re all keeping safe and well and enjoying this totally strange summer. It’s been such a long time since I’ve had the time to sit at the keyboard and catch up, but here goes … this is a post about posts!
At the beginning of ‘lockdown’ (23rd March in the UK) I began working on a new project. The plan was to cover the two remaining fence post on our patio with mosaics and, as I already had all the materials, I just needed to come up with the design.
When we had a new fence put up, probably about 12 years ago, I covered one of the posts with an ivy design and lilac background. As the ivy post sits in the middle (with the remaining two either side) I wanted to come up with a design to compliment the colours. Every year our neighbour’s climbing rose bushes pop their heads over the fence and give us the most beautiful display. As luck would have it, they suddenly came into bloom and helped me make a decision. I picked out purple/lilac flowers for the top of one post and white flowers for the other – and hoped they would match the mosaics I completed three years ago on the other side of the patio. Click here to go back in time to see the other mosaics.
Just like last time I experimented with making my own ‘stained glass’ using nail varnish. I’ve learned that red doesn’t stay true (because last time some of my ladybirds faded) but I’m hoping the green and pink won’t fade. These posts won’t be in full sun, so fingers crossed.
Of course I had to incorporate all the beasties that visit our garden too; ladybirds, bees, butterfly, snails, a frog and a Very Hungry Caterpillar!
Probably my favourite because the ‘Wide ‘Mouth Frog’ joke always makes me laugh ’til I cry!
This little mouse represents a lifetime’s fear and a bit of exposure therapy for me …