Saturday, 11 July 2015

Creature 2 - My favourite!

Here is today's creature: a wandering but kindly creature who has a princess trapped in his flaming crowned head. She is held in a band of iron round her waist but has managed to get one arm free to wave for help. No one bothers to listen or free her because she is such a grumpy bad-tempered moaner who scolds everyone she comes into contact with.

 Everyone is glad to see the back of her and thanks the creature for taking her off their hands. He is so kind and docile, with his even temper and his huge glasses that he doesn't seem to mind having her up there complaining the whole time!

And here is the original picture the idea is taken from.

Can you see it?

On to the next challenge... what can you see in here?

Answers tomorrow.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Creature 1 (from the loo floor)

How did you get on with looking for a creature in the section of lino pattern I put up last time?

Would it make it easier if I said it was a sad, horse-type thing with a nuclear dis-armourment sign in its eye, would that make it any clearer?

Here's the floor, followed by the drawing of the creature. See if you can see it (right in the centre).

And here is the next piece of floor...

This is both the weirdest and my favourite of all the characters.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Creatures on the Toilet Floor

That may sound weird, or gross, or both but its not! Honest its not.

At my parents' house there is a lino floor and its been there forever, since I was a small child. I could always see faces and characters in it and made up stories or backgrounds to them.

You've probably seen other blogs of mine in the past where I have seen faces in trees, sad wardrobes, bear faces on cardboard boxes... and then there was the famous casino boss carrot and Santa. Well, this is where it all started.

I'll do a series of them day by day, showing you parts of the original floor and then a drawing of what I see. I wonder if you'll see the same as me... or whether weirdness is in the eye of the beholder!

For today... here is an overview of the whole floor.

I don't know if you can see anything so far.
Tell you what... I'll do it like a kind of quiz. I'll show you a close up of an area one day and what I saw in it the next. That way you get a chance to guess/ see something for yourself.

Here's the first one...

What do you see in the centre?

Monday, 6 July 2015

Growing Up

I bet you're wondering how the veg plot is getting on....

Oh well, I'll show you anyway ( I drag my husband down there every few weeks and tell him he has to make appreciative noises even though I know he has no real interest... until the food is ready to eat that is).

This is the mutant raspberry bush that is meant to grow yellow fruits but is reverting back to red so is growing both on the same stem at the moment.

A courgette flower (supposedly tasty dipped in batter and deep fried, but then I'd get no courgettes).

Dastardly aphid attack on my runner beans!

Weird little strawberries that have sewn themselves, are made of just multiple pips and water, and which taste so disgusting even the slugs won't eat them!

A bird's eye view of the tomato plants (although I'd like the birds to keep their eyes and beaks out of there).

And some very promising tomato flowers.

It's a remarkably dry spring here so lots of watering is required to ward of death and splitting of fruit.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Crystal Skull

For Father's Day my daughter bought her Dad a 3D jigsaw which makes a crystal skull (from the Red 5 shop if you're interested).

This evening he has spent a happy 3 hours putting it together according to the instructions (each piece has to go in the correct order or it doesn't work).

2 LED lights and a little cell battery later and it looked like this...

Its really tricky to photograph as there are so many different depths for the camera to focus on.

But with a help from the funky effects department and a little luck... I can make it go all pirates of the Caribbean!

Husband's favourite colour is orange, hence the colour of the lightbulb!

It's only about 10cms high but a fascinating little piece of gruesome frippery.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Super-Amigurumi to the Rescue

Here is the simple, mild-mannered bear....

WAIT! Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

NO! It's Super-Bear!

(Looking a little bit Antonio Banderas- Zorro)