I have a raging mosquito bite on my ankle to thank for getting me up two hours earlier than I’ve been used to this summer. I initially tried to resist, given the fact that I was up fairly late last night, but then I gave in to it. For one thing, school starts in just over a week, and I need to get used to being up earlier anyway. For another thing, I could always steal a little nap for myself later if I need one, And lastly, while I was scratching my foot off, I had an idea. And I think it’s a good one.
I call it Mosaic Monday. And yes, I know it’s Tuesday, but I just can’t control which day of the week an itchy bug bite is going to wake me up and inspire me, you know? So, let me introduce my idea, and if it will make you feel better to pretend today is Monday, you can go ahead and do that, ok? Ok.
Here is what Mosaic Monday will entail, and why I think it will work nicely for me:
- I’m already making Week in Review and Six One Way mosaics every Monday anyway, and it would be nice to share them here, I think.
- I’ve been considering changing my Friday Flickr Favorites mosaic to Mondays, just so that all of my mosaic-making can happen at the same time.
- I thought of a new mosaic I’ll call Shop Spotlight, which I may want to tie into a sale or giveaway of some kind.
- Mondays are often housework-intensive, or full of business catch-up around here, and it would actually be kind of nice to have a low-maintenance blog feature to put together so I don’t have to think too much about what to say.
So, without further ado, I present Mosaic Monday on Tuesday (you can click on the images for more details):
Week in Review
A photo mosaic, meant to represent a week of my life. Inspired by Jek-in-the-box and submitted to her Week in Review pool.
Apparently, last week was dominated by muffins and web design…
Six One Way
Each three-panel strip highlights significant moments in motherhood and family life for the previous week. Originally started as a collaborative blog by Vintage Chica and Blue Yonder, there is now a flickr group in which anyone may participate.
Air, Land, “Sea.”
These are other people’s photos that spoke to me during the previous week. Usually I am drawn to colors, lifestyles, or projects that I’d like to try.
(I posted my most recent favorites already)
Consider this your invitation to check out an area of my shop you may not have seen before.
I know you’ve all seen my buttons around here, but I am going to feature them first, because I already have a mosaic made for them! The buttons are all made entirely of polymer clay, many of them in color schemes that coordinate specifically with designer fabrics. You can find more buttons here and here. And if you’d like the chance to win a button (your choice!), leave a comment here. I’ll draw a random winner tomorrow (Wednesday).
Retroactive winning is allowed, if you place an order today. See a button you like, buy it now, and if you win tomorrow, I’ll apply the discount to your existing order.
[edited 08/27: And the winner is celia! Congrats.]
So, what do we think? Shall I meet you back here for Mosaic Monday next week? It’ll be a lot less wordy next time since you won’t need all of the background – more pictures, less yapping 😀