Sunday, May 01, 2022

Books Adventure Travel Books


Home hobbies is this week's Spoonflower challenge. Arts, crafts, sewing -- these have been hobbies but also necessities. With three daughters to clothe I spent many years sewing and I loved it. But they moved on and so did I. At one point I worked in the DIY industry -- so lots of arts and crafts. Now, in retirement, I'm able to pursue surface design.  Arts, crafts, sewing -- they are what I work at. Hobbies are what I do in my leisure time and for me, it's books and travel. 

My "home hobby" Spoonflower challenge depicts books and travel. When I was still in my teens, I read

Saturday, April 16, 2022

The Ant and the Grasshopper

The Spoonflower Design Challenge this week is:

"Teamwork" can be interpreted any way you like – from beavers building a dam to honeybees buzzing around their hive to make honey . . ." 

or ants?

A previous challenge was Garden Party -- so I was already thinking about ants coming to the party.  And who hasn't seen them working as a team carrying cookie crumbs back to their nest? And from there my mind wandered to the tale of The Ant and the Grasshopper.

Friday, April 08, 2022

Egypt


Egypt! I went for the pyramids and the camel. And as you can see, on the first day we went to view the pyramids and took a very short camel ride.  Not the greatest photo but -- hey, I'll take it!

The real surprise was the art in the temples and burial chambers -- the bright colors, the intricate detail.  Art was on the columns, the ceilings, sarcophagi, everywhere! I was surrounded by pictographs telling stories of ancient Egypt. 

This first photo is from a sarcophagus that is displayed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Just one of many such pieces. 

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