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My offering for Kammie’s Oddball Challenge this week:
Pretty, but deadly. They have thorns you can’t even see, but ride your bike over them, and your tires are history.
Beautiful things to admire or make.
- Fish made out of junk.
- Winter in beautiful Romania.
- Oscars fashions from years back.
- Beautiful Zentangles.
- Quilt tutorial: Teresa Down Under teaches how to make Delectable Mountain blocks and how to arrange them to create different kinds of quilts.
- What matters most to an artist?
- Like donuts? Wonderful watercolor tutorial.
- Your cat needs a ladder.
- Mardi Gras, but different.
- El Alto’s architecture is over the top.
- Free quilt patterns to make for St. Patrick’s Day. (Well, maybe for next Patrick’s Day!)
- These beautiful wedding dresses and bridal head dresses almost make me want to get married all over again.
I love memes! And I love making them. I post one every Friday. Here are some of my favorites.
But I rarely take photos with meme potential.
Usually, if I have a phrase I want to make into a meme, I go to Unsplash, Stocksnap, or Pixabay and do a search for a picture related to my words. For example, if I want to make a meme about music, I might search for musical instruments. Or if I have a quote for Memorial Day, I might look for a picture of the American flag or a military cemetery.
Once I’ve found a number of photos that illustrate my meme’s topic, I look for a good location for words. Usually that means a lighter area. On a landscape photo, that may be the sky (as in the photo above) or a large area of snow. Or maybe a good-sized section of dark wall that will contrast with light-colored lettering. Or a benign background, such as the photo of Jax, our granddoggie, below.
This week’s Photo a Week challenge is for photos that would make a good meme background. I’m going to make it a long-term challenge; whenever I’m out taking pictures, I’ll try to take a few with memes in mind.
This week’s Diva Challenge is to either finish an incomplete tile, or make a new one using the patterns Drawings and Dewd. I didn’t have anything in progress, so I tried my first-ever Drawings and Dewd.
In February in the Sonoran desert, a minor miracle occurs–the blooming of African daisies. They pop up all over in the town where I live, but nowhere in more profusion than this yard, completely taken over by the yellow and orange blossoms:
I almost ran off the road a few times as I drove past, until the day I happened to have my camera in my car and stopped to take a few shots.
Check out Cee’s Flower of the Day.