Sunday, March 3, 2013

Mosaic Monday: Little Pinks





This is what happens to me when winter wears out it's welcome.  I buy some flowers at the supermarket and play with my camera.  Old books and flowers are a recurring theme in my photography.  And I usually include a tole tray as well.  This one is a huge round tray, in a pretty green/blue with pink flowers.  It belonged to my mother, and I can remember her using it quite often when she entertained.

I bought the pink flowers to shoot for the Facebook group I belong to called Colors of 2013 with Eva Ricci Studio.  Actually, I showed you some of the shots I've already taken for the group in last week's mosaic.  I took so many shots that I thought I would use them for this week's mosaic as well,  You can never have enough pink flowers, right?  ;)

Lastly, the quote from Maya Angelou is one of my favorites.  I made that particular image up for my daughter, who is spending a semester abroad, and missing home.  I wanted her to remember to appreciate the small moments.

Here are the instructions to join today's post:
1. Publish your Mosaic Monday post. The post may be about any subject you wish. The only stipulation is that it include a collage, or mosaic of photos.
2. Once it is published, click on the title of the post. This will lead you to the static link for your post. The static link is the page with only that post on it. Copy the url from your browser at the top of the page.
3. Paste the url into the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
4. Type your name in the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
5. Click on "Enter."
6. Please link back to this Mosaic Monday post so that your readers can find other wonderful mosaics.


That's all there is to it! It's always a good idea to then check and see if your link is working. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: mrcarroll(at)optonline.net

And a quick reminder: if you would like to join Mosaic Monday but don't know quite where to start, there is a tutorial on mosaic-making on my sidebar. Just scroll down, and click on the small blue mosaic.

34 comments:

  1. Love these shots
    Have a nice day
    Mari

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  2. That's one of the best things we can do to tide us over. Your flowers are springy and your photography is marvelous. It sets that yearning for spring tone.

    Great. I see that I've messed things up...this iPad!

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  3. Very happy to join in, thank you for hosting. Have a lovely week. love the blossoms.
    Joy

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  4. The posies and the mosaics, are devine, and the large tray reminds me of one that my precious momma once had. I do not know what became of it...but your image brought back some sweet memeories. Have an enjoyable week~

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  5. Mary, your flowers are lovely as are your photos. And I love the beautiful quote. Thanks for hosting and I wish you a happy week ahead!

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  6. Lovely! amazing quote & floral pictures!

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

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  7. These are lovely / Happy Sunday! Thank you for hosting and always inspiring us with such beautiful photography!

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  8. Dainty little blossoms on a vintage book make for a nice combination, and I've always liked that quote of Maya Angelou.
    Judith

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  9. Beautiful Mary! I love the shot with the floor on the book and that has always been one of my favorite quotes too! Have a wonderful week!

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  10. Love Maya quote it is an excellent one and your photography is exquisite ~ lovely colors ^_^

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  11. Dear Mary
    your post today really resonates with me.
    Exquisite photographs, especially the one you made for your daughter with the beautiful quote, I'm sure she will feel close to home when she sees it!
    My daughter lives in France (I'm in New Zealand) so I try to send her something special quite often as she still misses home after 13 years!
    May I borrow your quote Mary so I can make her a card with a 'home' image too??
    Shane ♥

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  12. Mary, the quote from Maya Angelou is one that I treasure, too. Your pinks are lovely, and as always, the combination of books and flowers is so attractive. Have a wonderful week.

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  13. I love using old books in my decorating and the flowers are a pretty touch! You take the best photos! Happy Monday!

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  14. Mary, your mosaics are always breathtaking! I also shared something that once belonged to my mother today. Thanks for hosting.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. So beautiful. I love that quote and the fact that you made the image for your daughter - precious. I believe these flowers are wax flowers, or as we call them here, Geraldton Wax because they originally came from the Geraldton area of Western Australia. There are several different colours. They grow profusely on a large bush and are a lovely cut flower that lasts a long time. I love it that you can buy them over where you are!
    Have a wonderful week, and thank you once again for hosting Mosaic Monday.

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    1. Oh Jill, thank you so much for identifying the flowers for me! They are such sweet little blossoms, and I'm intrigued to know their antecedents. I would love to see them growing on the bush! xoxo

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  16. Your photographs are stunning today. I love the way you stage flowers with old books...two of my favorite subjects. I remember being so homesick when I lived abroad. She must have loved your photograph.

    Karen

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  17. Mary, I was just visiting people who had linked up and I must tell you that you attract the most wonderful folks. Thank you for hosting Mosaic Monday it has been my inspiration for so long now.

    Karen

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  18. Such pretty purple flowers and a lovely (and so true!) quote by Maya Angelou.

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  19. Love that quote my Maya Angelou. Your photos of pink make my heart sing. Happy spring is on it's way day.
    QMM

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  20. Lovely photos and quote, thank you so much for sharing and hosting the party.

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  21. Those are beautiful photos. Love your choice for vignettes! Pink flowers and old books...what could be better?

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  22. Mary,
    Your phototgraphy has a mesmerizing effect on me, dear friend!!!
    I never tired of seeing your photos, regardless of your subject matter!!!
    All the SNOW has melted here on my side of the Prairie...
    everything has returned to its drought state of brown.
    Not a pleasant sight today. . .so, I'll just linger awhile longer and enjoy your lovely photos!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  23. Mary,

    Those sweet tiny pink flowers are gorgeous!

    Wow you sure can take amazing photographs, just unbelievable!

    Thank you for hosting a fun linky party!!

    ~Michele

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  24. What a perfect way to chase away the winter doldrums! Love captures.

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  25. Hi Mary, I'm also a photographer and really enjoy setting up flower photo shoots. Your photos have a terrific atmospheric quality. I love it. Your facebook group sounds interesting and your Monday challenge sounds like fun.

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    1. Thanks so much, Veronica! I hope you will have some time to join Mosaic Monday or Thursday's Inspiration. We would love to see your beautiful work there! xoxo

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  26. These photos take my breath away!

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