Thursday, December 1, 2011

A visit to the Alhambra

Happy First of December!  It's time to start using your advent calendars - did you make an advent calendar this year?  I have to confess that I didn't finish mine before I left so I'll be playing catch up when I get home.

There is a lot going on today...

Today is the first day of the "Twelve Tags of Christmas" by Tim Holtz.  This is the fifth year for this wonderful inspiring and educational series.  you can find Tim's blog HERE - if you haven't followed this series before prepare to be amazed and very inspired!

Today there should be a new Deal and Kit of the Month available on the Creative Charms site.  I did not have the information before I left on my trip, so please check the Creative Charms Blog and the Creative Charms Website to get the details about what is included this month.

Today we will be visiting the Alhambra in Granada, Spain.  You can read about it in this Wikipedia article.  I will be taking lots of photos of all of the fantastic architectural features - so much great design inspiration!  M.C. Esher visited the Alhambra in 1922 and was inspired by the use of symmetry in the tile patterns.  I often take photos of tiles and have used these to create new projects.  The photo at the top of this post is of a pattern in the floor at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

(I am on a trip to see our son and daughter-in-law in Spain this week.  I wanted those of you on the email subscription to have something arrive each morning as usual, so I am sharing photos and short updates.  If I have internet access and time I will try to add some new photos from Spain when possible.  I have lots of crafty projects lined up to tackle when we get back, so stay tuned!).

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  1. I was thinking how much you would love Alhambra with all its incredible detail. You are going to be on sensory overload. Have a fantastic time and thank you for all that you do.

  2. I was just thinking the samething that KSD was. I loved it when I was there the whole area is abound w/ so much detail. it is beautiful. Saw Much of the same Moorish architecture in Puerto Rico Enjoy!

  3. Thanks for the link about Tim Holtz's blog! I have never had much interest in him (he tends toward too much grunge for my taste), but now I'm following him! He made the most amazing pinecones out of paper today! Loved it and wouldn't have thought of it if it weren't for you!

  4. I'm sure you are having a ball. Hope everyone is staying healthy. I'm off to visit Tim Holtz!


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