Finding a number 17 for my Countdown to Christmas was easy, I just used my own door number but to make life a bit more exciting, I decided to hold a ‘Giveaway’ and offer a custom made mosaic plaque to the winner.
After five days all the entrants names were placed in a box, I picked out a name and announced the Winner, promising to make the chosen number in the new year.
Here’s a round-up of my 2020 work and the ‘Giveaway’ plaque will be shared soon 2021 hasn’t begun as we would’ve all wanted with another lockdown and more restrictions, but we have to find joy where we can and meanwhile try to stay well physically and mentally. Wishing you all well and hopefully things will get better soon.
Since the first lockdown in March I’ve taken to walking to the local shops and ticking both the ‘shopping for essentials’ and ‘daily exercise’ boxes in one go. I’ve continued to do so throughout the year (only going to the supermarket when necessary). When I got the idea to do an Instagram COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS project, it was easy to combine that too. I just walked and walked and always had my phone or camera with me.
For those of you who don’t have Instagram, here’s my countdown …..
Black Friday, 28 days ’til Christmas.
I LOVE this 25 sign! I just had to go back with a Santa hat to use as a prop!Before I knew it, it was Christmas Day!
I hope that however you spent your Christmas, you and your loved ones remained healthy and well.
I really enjoyed having a purpose to getting out every day, in all kinds of weather. Now when I go out I’m looking for the first signs of Spring
What shall I do with the last two Denton roses in my ‘specials’ drawer?
Make two ‘Frida’ inspired coasters, one for me and one for a mate!
Back in the Autumn we decided to give our front porchway a bit of a tidy-up, so we repainted the masonry and changed the colour of our front door. After taking down the door number that I hand-painted about 20 years ago, I noticed the paint was peeling and would need to be completely redone, so I decided to make a new one and his time it was going to be a mosaic.
I’ve used a frost-proof pottery plate and external grade grout so I think this will last for many years to come