Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday Themes!

This is an idea that's been brewing in my head for a while, and I had a look around to see if anyone else was using it. If you know of another similar (Australian) meme, please let me know.

So here are the rules:

Each Thursday, if all goes well, I'll post a theme for the day. Join in by writing a related post, and be as creative as you like.
Make sure to link back to me in your post, and make sure to leave some love on at least one other persons' post. The link should be open till midnight Friday.

Todays' theme is Art Attack.

We all have items around our home that are decorative AND have a story behind them. Maybe the vase Great-Aunt Marjorie left you, or a picture you bought on holiday, or that lumpy clay thing one of your kids made you for Mothers' Day.
I want you to have a look around your home and find THREE things that you could conceivably call ART, and write about them.

And here are mine:

I found these in a op-shop, and instantly fell in love. I Googled the names and eventually found the studio where they were made, and contacted the artist. She e-mailed me back and said she would get back to me with the details of who the knight and his lady were, but I never heard from her again.
I have them hanging above the bedside tables in our bedroom. I like to imagine that they were deeply in love and lived happy lives. Probably not, but I can dream.

So what do you reckon this is? I think it looks a bit like it wants to be an owl.
I found it one time when we were out bush-bashing.
Western Australia has a massive history of mining towns that dried up and disappeared, and rummaging around the sites can unearth some pretty interesting stuff. Alas, we have never found anything valuable, but I just love this melted lantern frame!

Probably not (strictly speaking) ART, but this gorgeous old sapphire pendant came from my great-grandparents to my grandmother to me. One day, I'll get a chain made for it, hopefully before it's time to pass it along to my daughter.

We'll call this one a test run, I think. Tomorrow I'll post the theme for next week, so you have a chance to prepare for it, if you'd like to join in. Thanks for the suggestion, Maxabella.


  1. i so completely want to join in with this but only read about it after a making (lengthy) post on my blog about something else! ( and now I have to get back to setting up my nest) .
    Art makes my heart sing - and I have so many things around my house that I could talk about (even after a massive cull when we emigrated).
    I'll be checking in for next weeks topic though. And checking back to see what others share from around their house.
    btw- I love all 3 things you shared. Those op -shop prints are a great find!

  2. Art is a little out my league - but I love the idea. Shall tweet it for you :)

  3. I love the idea... but this week's topic is way out of my league, too. I'll watch out for your future topics :)

  4. Art?
    In my house??
    You've got to be kidding!!
    There's not an artistic bone in my body.
    Of course there's the stuff my hubby made from scraps of stuff he found.....
    But I've already posted today, so I'll join in next week instead. I'll just have to remember to pop over here and check the theme before I post.

  5. this is a great idea! I love art and never have enough time to appreciate it as much as I want to. You should check out Felicity over at
    she shares art every Tuesday and would love to link in with you for sure! Naomi x

  6. VERY cute idea. Do you think you could post for 'next week' for those of us who need to do a bit more thinking on the weekly theme? I would be happy with that.

    And, dear DN, I so hope you know that I am taking the piss out of general situations with my Difficult People posts and not making a general commentary about actual people!! I like to try to laugh at most things, life is too short to take too seriously. I would never be so off-hand and callous in an ACTUAL situation. Just sayin'. x

  7. Hey - great idea! I'll join in whenever I can (themes won't always be something I can cover on my blog). Are you OK with linking to previous posts? As I still have a film camera (gasp!) I can't be as responsive as I'd like!

    Have a great day!

  8. I was hoping I could do a post today on the meme, but I probably wont have time and I see you've closed the linky for this week.
    Keen to take part on a regular bases - hope some other 'arty' ones feature again:)

  9. Toru -- yes I think I will try it again one time and I'd LOVE to have you join in.

    Nomad -- I'm totally cool with older-post-linking, and again, I'd love to have you join in where you can.

  10. Its finished!

    I think I stretched the guidelines a little and it's Saturday, not Thursday, but i just couldn't resist, such a loaded topic for me... I have way more photos I could use. Would you mind if I used the idea for a few more posts in the future? Art Attack episodes 2 and 3?

  11. You go right ahead. I will probably do a re-run of this much much later down the track, if the meme takes off, but I don't mind at all if you go with the theme on your own blog.


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