Monday, 10 January 2011

Splash of Colour: January mosaics

I do wonder whether looking at an image containing lots of vibrant colours together releases feel-good chemicals in the brain, especially if the colours transition through the rainbow.

So, here's an experiment. It's Monday. If you're feeling a bit dreary then take a look at this:


































1. Planet Penny 2. Su (Tiny Acorns)/Living on the edge 3. Megan Ashman 4. Green Rabbit Designs
5. Domesticali 6. Kitty 7. Loujanu22 8. Sharne Gregory
9. Helen Phillips 10. Itchin' Stitchin'11. MKirkman 12. Little Cotton Rabbits
13. Milk Cloud 14. Megan Ashman15. Magic cochin/Purple Podded Peas 16 The List Writer
17. Like it or lump it 18. Coffee Lady 19. Thimbleanna 20. MKirkman

Any better? If so then the Splash of Colour project is working, which is very good news. Even if you were feeling pretty good but it gave you an extra boost then it's all worthwhile. Don't you love Like it or lump it's expression whilst looking at those lollipops?

When I built this mosaic from the Flickr pool and clicked 'Create' I gasped. I just chose them at random and stuck them all together but something is happening inside my noggin when I look at it. Something good.

Here are some more delicious eye treats from this month's contributions:


































1. 77Belle/Miriam Weaver 2. Naturally Carol 3. MKirkman 4. Peeriemoot
5. Harmony and Rosie 6. Domesticali 7. Megan Ashman 8. Little Green Shed
9.Trashalou 10.MKirkman 11. Dragonfly 12. Linaloo
13. Summerfete14. Milk Cloud 15. Homemadegorgeous 16 Rowan Benjamin
17. Little Green Shed 18. Fan my Flame 19. Paula's Homemade Life 20. Troc, Broc and Recup

Thankyou so, so much to all the SOC contributors. The project has really worked for me this month. It's been a joy looking at the colour, it has helped me through a rather grim spate of illnesses going on here.

There are even more beautiful images from Menopausal MusingCattapilla Dreaming, Driftwood (I had problems with permissions - sorry Tess), Dolls from the loftNiminy Fingers, Tales from a Cottage GardenSunbeamsintheafternoon, Swedish House, Nero's Post and Patch, Positively Mom, Wild AcreMrs Pao, Travelling Holy Cow, Hobsdyke and Buttonsribbonsandotherthings so do go and take a look. If I've missed anyone out apologies and I'll edit the post for you.

I'll leave you with this picture of poppies, drawn by eldest just yesterday:



...and an invitation to the fourth and final colour carnival next month, beginning Tuesday 1st February.

After that it's Spring and with a bit of luck the sunshine might be back.

45 comments:

Lou @ Little Green Shed said...

Good sunny morning! Hey I spy two of my images! Yay! Thank you for showing them. Have a wonderful day. Lou x

harmony and rosie said...

I think I feel the endorphins doing something, those photos look stunning together. Well done Emma! x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

When you started this Emma, spring semmed so far away and now it's only one more SOC post away!!
The photos look great when they're all grouped together, a definite burst of colour!
Just love the poppy drawing, beautiful!! :)
Vivienne x

driftwood said...

colour heaven x

Gina said...

Gorgeous! It only seeems like yesterday that you started SOC - I can't believe there is only one left.

Maria said...

Oooh yes i think it does, I am off with a spring in my step, totally fab :)

Menopausal musing said...

This project has certainly helped to shift the winter blues! Beautiful images today, just beautiful.

Miriam Weaver said...

It's worked Emma, I feel better!

Ali said...

Yup, the colour magic works for me!

Planet Penny said...

Zing! Thank you! xxx

Magic Bean said...

Thank you for being so efficient and brightening up these gloomy winter days. I've been rubbish at joining in but have loved seeing everyone elses splashes. Ta, Ax

The List Writer said...

Oh I love all those big swathes of colour - but the rainbow one at the top most of all. Just lovely!

mrspao said...

These have really brightened my day - hurrah!

Helen Philipps said...

Such an uplifting splash of colour in those mosaics! Just lovely how they all work together. I love the poppy drawings - they capture the essence of a poppy so perfectly. Thanks for a bright and cheerful post on a cold and rainy afternoon. Helen x

Madelief said...

Hi Emma,

It helps cheering up a grey winter day in Holland!! Such a good idea!!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Madelief said...

Hi Emma,

It helps cheering up a grey winter day in Holland!! Such a good idea!!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Madelief said...

I forgot to say that I LOVE your bracelet! The combination of colours is perfect!!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Lynn said...

I LOVE you-know-who's poppies. ADORE them.

Thank you for the spectacular extravaganza of color. I think next month's will be the one I really need; right now I'm enjoying a pretty snowfall and all is right with the world.

(Congrats on surviving the puke bug.)

urban craft said...

with the dreary weather I have, I always appreciate more colour!

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Love all the happy colors! Here is hoping for an early spring - no more snow!

Locket Pocket said...

What a confection of colour! Your SOC project has really been a big hit. Lucy xx

Catherine said...

Yes! Works for me - both,they are stunning.
x c

summerfete said...

Lovely:)
Hope you are all cheered by the colours!

xx

Jenevieve said...

So pretty! I love the colours, definitely made my day brighter! :) x

Dragonfly said...

LOVE that first mosaic! I want crochet hooks like that!

Twiggy said...

Ooooo lovely, can I join in for the last waltz please?
Twiggy x

Julie said...

Beautiful cheerful mosaics and what joyful poppies!

Penelope said...

All super gorgeous Thank You xox

Mrs A said...

That is so wonderfully colourful, real eye candy! its rained here non stop the last couple of months so this is a real treat! thank you ! Cant wait for the next one !

Lina said...

The rainbow mosaic is just fabulous - how can you not be cheered up by such brightness?!

jus said...

blimey charlie, i knew it was too good to last... i got one in at least and i'll try for the last one. happy new year petal x

Bella Bheag said...

These are terrific! Would be great if I could master Flickr before your next contribution - not convinced I will be able to though....! BB

Louise said...

Niiiiiiice! eyes much happier, I must say

The Coffee Lady said...

I am feeling dizzy now. Like I just ate all those M&Ms.

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home made gorgeous said...

Beautiful! So lovely to see them all together like that they definitely have the feel good factor! Sarah x

Colette said...

Wonderful, wonderful colour - cheering me up no end.
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Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, they're soooo beautiful Emma. Just look what you've started!!!

mandy said...

I love splash of colour, thanks for thinking of it. : )

Anja said...

They're beautiful, love the colours! And very pretty poppies!

Moogsmum said...

What a fabulous and much appreciated splash of colour! I love those rainbowy photos and especially those bright and cheerful crochet hooks - I may need some of those!

xxx

Mamamotherlode said...

I have to say your premise is correct. The bright colors do make for a happier day indeed.

Pipany said...

I absolutely LOVE that poppy picture. it is just gorgeous.Definitley think bright colours help the dreary days x

Helen said...

Thank you for putting the colour all together. The mosaics are amazing, just what happens when lots of people get together. I feel brighter already.