Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Escape to another World


It is Autumn now here, our Autumns here are hot at day time, and cool at night, leaves are not falling yet, that will happen in a month or two, but after a looong hot Summer, this weather is just perfect.
We went to the beach yetsterday to search for treasures. I also tried my newly arrived scuba camera mask, super fun.

 
Still figuring out how it works, but here are my first pictures with it.
 

Here we go...


Underwaters in Turkey are not like Australia, not very much to see, unless you go deep diving but here are some nice things I saw.


This incredible urchin has come from somewhere else, usually the urchins here have very short spines, you can see on the right the normal sized ones, much shorter spines. I have no idea what kind of urchin is under the spines. If you look carefully you'll see tiny cobalt blue fishes, who smartly found protection between the long spines.



I was surrounded by thousands of little fishes, once they discovered that I'm harmless they came curiously very close to me.



This sponge looks like an underwater castle, don't you think?


Another one of the long spined urchin, in all the years we have been here I never saw this kind before, I wonder where they came from.


And here are our treasures from the beach...



This creepy jaw must have been of a kind of fish I wouldn't want to come across while swimming, little scary teeth.


Lots of great driftwood to make boats and other home decor.


Big shells, when they are still alive the pointy part sticks in the sand and the mouth of the shell stays slightly open untill food gets into it. These must have not survived a storm.


And finally I found another piece of the dolphin skulls puzzle which started 4 weeks ago, a part of its jaw, which also shows better what it was. And some more vertebrae, which makes it now a total of 17, if you wonder how a dolphin's skeleton looks complete, see here.

Monday, 24 September 2012

monday moodboard


1. แจกเครดิตทดลองเล่นฟรี ไม่ต้องฝากJKphotography  2. LouisestArt  3. slinkymalinkicat  4. SelenarteDecoupage

Now that the weather is getting cooler here I have all kind of plans to revamp our garden. It is too hot to have pretty grass here, plus it takes lots of work and more importantly it needs lots of water. To make it a more environment friendly garden in terms of less water usage I'm going to slowly change the entire garden this winter. A big project but I'm looking forward to it!
I have to say that the extra push to actually do this was watching the film HOME, I highly recommened it to everyone to become aware of our gifted planet earth.

Have a great week everyone!
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Monday, 17 September 2012

Monday Moodboard


1. starrybluesky  2. BeppeMartha  3. Leocardia  4. stephmel

We are on the road as we speak, a 3 day trip with everything to make us need a vacation :) Supply shopping, IKEA and loads of little and bigger errands in Izmir as we do atleast twice a year.

Have a great week everyone!
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Thursday, 13 September 2012

Our Creative Space...


I am not wanting for bags, as you can imagine, but for years now I have only used one of them. The poor thing was too shaby for words, so I set to recreate the same kind of bag that had served me so well.


I choose a dark red and gray velveteen and went to town with the frills.


The rose adorment is very simply made by taking apart a mass produced fake rose and using the petals as pattern to cut even so many petals out of lace or organza. Then putting it together alternating the old and new petals with a pretty button as center.


The end result is rather dazzling. So much so that you will see it soon in the shop for the gothic ladies among us. For myself I cut a simple, unadorned new one. Pheew, this is much more me :)

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Monday, 10 September 2012

Monday Moodboard


1. missbabacilu  2. HelenaRibeiro  3. galeriaVarte  4. PaciorkyArtStudio

Some prettyness to start the week :)

Have a great week everyone!
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