Thank you Miriam for a fun weekly challenge with photo and 6 words
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
My set this week was the result of a family discussion of sets to photograph in Edinburgh – we mentioned several more animal sculptures so I may have a part 2 of this later in the year.
And animal statue is one of the alternates on the winter scavenger hunt so another ticked of that list too.
I’m enjoying all the ways in which you are using snap and look forward to more creativity this week
Monday, January 25, 2016
Several new things this weekend – 2 crochet related that I can’t share picture of yet as they are gifts – but the colours are scrummy and the hat fun (I’ll share pictures when I can)
A taste discovery – the fresh pieces of coconut sold in tubs in the chill counter of my supermarket – it tastes really fresh and has a lovely texture – nicer than dried coconut
A technology discovery. I’ve been frustrated because LiveWriter, which I use to write blog posts, has stopped working and Microsoft it not supporting it anymore. I went searching for an alternative and found an opensource version which feels just the same and is being supported. My only grumble is that the spell checker does not seem to be active. So if you too have been wanting an alternative to Live Writer I recommend Open Live Writer – working well so far this weekend.
And seeing as none of my new things have an illustration here are two that I captured for the winter scavenger hunt – more bare trees
and lots of chimneys – all of these are on one house
Looking forward to haggis for dinner today – I won’t be attending a Burns Night dinner with all the pageantry, poetry and speeches but I will be eating haggis.
A big wave to you all and it seems appropriate to use a Burns wish for a good week – bless us with content
Friday, January 22, 2016
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
I walk over these footprints in concrete most days and I knew I would find some in the sand on the beach and hoped the weather would deliver either mud or snow - as it happened I found both.
Loving all the different visual sets that you are capturing and I'm storing up several ideas for future sets.
Friday, January 15, 2016
It all started last August when I was talking about my crafting for charity group looking for new recipients for blankets and my nephew said we could always deliver to his house. I filed away that thought and mentioned it to my sister who asked him if he really wanted a granny square blanket and he said that he did want a colourful one. My sister has several so he has grown up with them.
My sister and I agreed we could make one between us and used one of Attic24s colour packs as a starting point for the colours and added a few others which I had left over giving us 19 colours to make squares
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
If you are new to snap my idea is to share a set of between 2 and 4 images that have a visual link such as colour or shape or subject or that form a photo essay (or anything else you care to share as a visual set)
This week I was thinking about a # that Miriam uses a lot on her Instagram feed - 'nothing is ordinary'. So I decided to create a snap set with photos of a nice decoration that is made for me most days
I'm hoping to find inspiration for more snap sets in the idea that nothing is ordinary
Looking forward to seeing what you have collected this week
Monday, January 11, 2016
So – this weekend I bought my first daffodils for the year – so cheery on a grey day
and on Saturday I spied my first snow of the year – non fell here but I saw cars with snow on their roof and I could see some white on the hills (all gone by Sunday)
I also learnt something new – an interesting metaphor description of a common component of dyslexia and dyspraxia: like trying to run Photoshop on an old computer with little RAM, resulting in long pauses and frozen actions. The suggestion is that part of dyslexia and dyspraxia is an in-balance between intellectual perception and comprehension on one side and immediate working memory and processing speed on the other.
Have a great week.
Friday, January 8, 2016
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
I was thinking about what I would use for my first snap while on my daily walk and looked at the clock on top of the school sport pavilion - and thought it would make a good subject as I also regularly see several other clock towers. I liked the idea of using clocks given how important the clock face is for marking the new year.
Looking forward to seeing how everyone uses this new theme.