12 August 2012

Sunday, when it's too cold outdoors

You wouldn't appreciate photos from today, the skies are grey, the wind has been blowing hard throughout the whole weekend.  Yesterday was also a wet day.  It has definately been a day for the great indoors.



I tried a little zentangle-inspired art again; it's been some time since I've dabbled with it and hope to practice more often.
the original inspiration taken from this Dover image, Nature Stencil Designs

a different backdrop, a different colour hue


 Also, a little graphics play making this globe.  I tried adding snow effects and while they looked good enough static, do you think I could make them get moving?!  So now snow.  Well I doubt these little birds would look so cheery if there had been...snow.

The base is an original from Mary-Lou, an 'object' created and shared long ago with the PhotoImpact group online.  The glass globe also from that group but I don't know who to credit it to now.

Graphics Fairy is my source for the French Postcard backdrop, also the sweet blue-birds I'd chosen from Karen's site also.

Now I'm thinking it's time for a coffee, but may be .... make up a little batch of fruity rock-cakes first. Wonder if they're a universal morning or afternoon-tea treat?



Later addition: Did she really go making the rock-cakes?  I did!   After taking the photo though I added a little butter, and having now with a mug of tea.

17 comments:

Brian King said...

Those are awesome, Carole! Very talented work. Both are beautiful and the fish is very cool. I love that!

schöngeist for two said...

der Fisch ist so schön gehandarbeitet und diese Tasse mit dem Vogel ...
wunderschön!

Lieben Sonntagsggruss Elke

Dianne said...

A mug of tea and rock cakes ... what a lovely thing to do on a cold wet and windy day.
Your pretty lace puff-fish is just gorgeous.

Andrea said...

What ever Zentangle is ... it is wonderful. I can't even imagine how you made the fish, but I love it. I love the birds in the globe as well. And, yes, thank you, I will have tea with you (except I am drinking coffee). What a fun visit ... Thanks

Andrea @ From the Sol

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I really like the first one. I picture you like my wife, hunched over a computer for hours working on a single photograph. But she enjoys it and that is all the matters. Me? I'd grow tired of it fast.

TexWisGirl said...

i can't say i've ever had rock-cakes. :) i really love that fish! beautiful!

Amy Burzese said...

That is wonderful. So intricate. Right now, I'm having a hard time imagining it being too cold outdoors! Thanks for sharing your work!

Andrew said...

These are so beautiful to see Carole... and baking to.
I love your mug xx
Hugs Drew xx

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

We are having a very cloudy, rainy, chilly day here too Carole. Very Fall like.
The fish is really cool! I can't figure out how you did that.

Jean said...

Wow...how creative Carole! I like your work and your coffee cup. Er...tea cup.:)

Jan Castle said...

Yeah Carol! You Zentangle fish looks like lace -gorgeous!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Oh, that last shot with the bird coffee cup is just so sweet!

Anonymous said...

I stand in awe of your zentangles. At first I thought it was a crocheted lace creation.
The rock cakes look great. I wonder if we make them under a different name? I shall have to Google them.
Hope you enjoyed your "cuppa"
Burtine

Pam :) said...

Your quite a creative gal, Carole. I love the fish and globe.
Your fruity Rock-cakes look so scrumptious ~:)

Geke said...

Wow, Carole, I'm speechless. What a beautiful Zentangle you made!! It has a lace effect. I like the tangles you used. You are so talented. Hope to see more from you soon.

Mary said...

Bird and fish works...love them both. A good collection.

Jeanne said...

Very fascinating art you have here. Really love this fish