Sunday, 4 January 2015

Monthly Mosaics :: 2014 :: Part 1

Hello Lovelies 
Thank you so much for all your kind comments on my makes. I know I've said it before, but your encouragement does mean a lot to me.


Today I've been having fun creating some mosaics from my 2014 photos. They are images of simple, seasonal things that made me happy. Here are the months of January to June...

In January I was enjoying drawing hearts and snowy views.....the first of many cheerful indoor daffodils.....blossom and blue skies......easy baking of familiar treats.....the blooming of my slow growing Amaryllis....reading Susan's delightful holiday journal.... lighting candles on cold, dark evenings......and walking around here.




In February I was looking forward to spring....... drawing mud, it rained A LOT.....indoor blooms continued to cheer on grey days....I made something to keep my hands warm....we visited beautiful, historic Newstead Abbey... and signs of spring were a delight.



In March I was drawing a visit to Clumber park...continuing my love of Crocuses....sewing and crocheting spring bunting.....taking misty local walks....always enjoying flowers (and some of them were home grown).....visiting Nottingham's wonderful working windmill.



In April I enjoyed a lovely visit to Newark with Mum....spring flowers ....woodland walks.....Easter decorating.....Cycling in Derbyshire....planting seeds....and local walks.





In May I loved the long days and lush countryside views......bright, blousy flowers......lots of day trips with family and bloggy friends......Birthday baking for my boys.





In June I was enjoying the yarn bombing at Patching's art festival....peeking over the garden fence into a gorgeous local garden.....cycling and chatting and being gifted free fruit......making decorations for youngests primary school farewell party.....walking, and drawing the beautiful hare I was lucky to spot....an open air music concert in the park. And watching the sun set over the sea at Hunstanton on the longest day.

The thing that most surprised me when I went back through the pictures on my computer was how much the boys have changed since this time last year.....I know it's how things should be, but heck....time speeds past so quickly!

I hope you lovelies will join me soon for some July to December mosaics.

Jacquie x

27 comments:

  1. Lovely mosaics Jacquie ~ looking forward to seeing the next lot. Happy New Year to you and your family ~ hope that 2015 is a good one for you all :O)xx

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  2. What a lovely journey - I'm looking forward to seeing some blue skies and feeling some warmth in the sun. I know what you mean about sons growing up - it never ceases to amaze me! x

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  3. I love looking back! It made me realize that I miss your drawings. One, because they are great and two, because they inspired me to start drawing again myself šŸ˜Š

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  4. What a lovely pictures, always sun shining in your part of the world.
    Julie xxxxxxxx

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  5. Lovely mosaics, I felt warm looking at your spring and summer photos! Your drawings are so pretty - it's lovely to see them :)
    Cathy x

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  6. Hello Jacquie! I love your photo collage, and your images are so cheery!
    I especially like your crochet blankets hanging up!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Ingrid xx
    http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be/2015/01/make-your-own-crocodile-stitch-flower.html?showComment=1420393556059#c1757333393664142375

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  7. These are great mosaics! It's lovely looking back over the year just gone. I did so recently too, 12 monthly mosaics in one post!

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  8. Great to see. And also a good idea. Thanks for your inspiration!

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  9. Just wonderful, yay for end of year reviews I'm loving them so, I just put together my year of art one
    Clare x

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  10. Beautiful happy colourful photos. You've created so much and made such a lovely record of it all. The blue and white blanket is particularly gorgeous. I shall look forward to the next instalment! CJ xx

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  11. It's so much fun creating these mosaics and reliving the year. You have had a gorgeous colourful year xx

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  12. Though you mention mud and bad weather, somehow it all looks perfect in your photos! I remember those flapjacks ... can it really be a year ago? So fun to see your happy drawings again too. :)

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  13. So naturally normal Jacqui, I love them all. Jo x

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  14. Lovely to recap the first half of the year with you, I look forward to the second! xx

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  15. It's fun looking back in photos, the reminder of fun times and change. The kids do grow TOO fast! x

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  16. Jacquie, son muy lindos tus trabajos! Feliz AƱo 2015!!!!

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  17. I totally loved looking over your collages of your wonderful happy times and colorful crochet! Your family will surely think back on their growing up years with joy and thankfulness. I did a post today of colorful crochet.. and am off to finish one of them! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous post !!!!!

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  19. A beautiful reprise, Jacquie. You continue to delight and inspire me...and yes, I agree that our children seem to change rapidly...I wonder if they think the same of us :-) xx

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  20. I love the roundup. You can really see that things change in April with a change of light and season. That gives me something to look forward to!

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  21. Hello Jacquie ,I start whit wishing you the very best for 2015.
    You say that our encouragement means a lot to you but do you know what your creating and sharing means to all of us???A lot , because It's inspirational and It make you eager to start and creat yourself.Greatings from Ria out of the Netherlands.

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  22. This is such a lovely post, it's great to see the changing seasons, I found it very inspirational. Thanksxx

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  23. I love making photo collages, and it's great to see so much colour in yours - this cold grey January's getting me down! I'm on the lookout for colour at the moment.
    Hope you're staying warm and enjoying the New Year (and the prospect of longer days and shorter nights).
    S x

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  24. Loved this visual treat Jacquie! thanks for sharing and wishing you all good things for 2015! xo

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  25. Lovely! Happy New Year Jacquie!! Wishing you a lovely and creative year!
    Kate :}

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