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KaleidoScope: Our own gallery for members' art work, crafts and photographs.

JennysDadJennysDad PioneeringPosts: 2,308Member Pioneering
edited July 24 in Coffee lounge

Many of us find refuge and relaxation in creativity. My hope is that this will be a space where members can share photographs of things that are important to them - of paintings, models, knitting, embroidery, crochet, lego models, calligraphy, photographs or whatever you can put a name to. It is here for us to share and to support each other and, because it is within Scope, only supportive and helpful comments will be welcome. Let's see what happens.
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  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Hi @whistles and welcome to the gallery. Well done!
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    edited February 2018
    INFORMATION:
    If you would like to contribute to KaleidoScope but are not sure how, or if you want guidance on any techniques that are used, please get in touch. 
    Best wishes to everyone,
    Richard
  • CrochetLeojCrochetLeoj Courageous Posts: 13Member Courageous
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    edited March 2018
    Hi @CrochetLeoj and thank you for posting! For some reason I absolutely love the crochet photograph, but I really do like them all. Congratulations Leo. 
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Hi @doodle, and thank you for your post. Dogs are special, aren't they? A lovely picture of one of humankind's best friends and supporters. So, boy or girl? And what, if I am allowed to ask, is his/her name?
  • doodledoodle Connected Posts: 10Member Connected
    Hi,

    This is Colombo who is a cross between a Basset and Shar-Pei. He is fantastic and very funny. He looks after my children (adults now) when they are feeling low and in pain. Xxxx
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Hi @doodle. Not named Colombo after Columbo, the TV Detective? I seem to remember he had a similar dog of his own. Beautiful, anyway. And I rather envy you. We have two cats and whilst we love them, cat love is a very one-way thing. Haven't the room/the money to keep a dog as yet.
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Hi @CrochetLeoj and yes, I like these, especially the blue-and-white banded piece. What are your 'predictive text and voice thing' connected to?
  • CrochetLeojCrochetLeoj Courageous Posts: 13Member Courageous
    The perdition text and voice is with the phone I got 
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Hi @Westonturner, and she is a beauty. I can't help envying folks with dogs. I seem to have spent most of my life living in small spaces and have been limited to cats and the occasional bird. And it is nice to see you too :smile:
    Thank you for posting
    Richard
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Hi @sandyp196 and thank you for posting. I love everything about your doll! What a beauty! And what beautiful work!
    I'm wondering how this lovely picture came to be uploaded as it did, rather than filling the screen? Did you perhaps use the upload file tab, rather than the upload image? Not that clicking on the file is any hardship :)
    Really, really lovely. I hope we'll get to see more as time goes on.
    Warmest best wishes,
    Richard
  • WestonturnerWestonturner Connected Posts: 11Member Connected
    @JennysDad thanks so much Lucy is amazing she is our 3rd rescue Rottweiler and very loyal. And thanks for the compliment haha 
  • gillian29gillian29 Courageous Posts: 36Member Courageous
    Hi @sandyp196,I love your doll,a lot of time and effort must have gone into it.
  • WestonturnerWestonturner Connected Posts: 11Member Connected
    Hi Gillian29. So sorry to hear about your difficulties, here in baschurch we ha e a group that do gentle exercise while sitting in chairs, perhaps there maybe a group by you. Also have u tried a Wii fitboard that works well u just do what u want or follow their exercises. 
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Hello Gillian @gillian29 and THANK YOU for posting in KaleidoScope. Kaleidoscope was my idea initially and yes, you have posted in the right place. I couldn't be happier.
    Given what your anxieties are, it was very, very courageous of you to make this post and you have my respect and my admiration.
    And last but not least - hope you don't mind - but I think you look absolutely lovely and you have a gorgeous smile.
    I will try to do some research, in fact, see if there is any specialised gym equipment available out there.
    Warmest, warmest best wishes to you,
    Richard
  • sandyp196sandyp196 Pioneering Posts: 132Member Pioneering
    JennysDad said:
    Hi @sandyp196 and thank you for posting. I love everything about your doll! What a beauty! And what beautiful work!
    I'm wondering how this lovely picture came to be uploaded as it did, rather than filling the screen? Did you perhaps use the upload file tab, rather than the upload image? Not that clicking on the file is any hardship :)
    Really, really lovely. I hope we'll get to see more as time goes on.
    Warmest best wishes,
    Richard
    Hi, thank you. Regarding the photo,  I couldn't seem to access my photo gallery from this site. I thought it a bit strange as I don't have problems with photos on other sites. But the only way I could upload a photo was as a file. I didn't know it would be a tiny image. 
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Hello @sandyp196, and thank you again.for posting. I could look at this image all day!
    So glad you joined in with us.
    Best, always,
    Richard
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Excellent! Thank you, @Barbiesnemesis, for posting. What a range of skills we seem to have here.
  • ColourfullColourfull Courageous Posts: 59Member Courageous
    Hi to all,

    Could someone please give me Info about where their are friendly art studio s are as I would love to start art after I've had my op for relaxation and to make friends live near sheffield/chesterfield.
    Thankyou.

    Colourfull.
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Hi @Colourfull and welcome to KaleidoScope :) 
    I've been looking around but can't find a specific resource on here that would give you the answer to your question. It would probably be easier for you to Google it. I tried 'Art clubs near me' in the Google search and it brought a few up, and I found this https://lessons.com/art-classes#, among many other entries. You'd need to have a look at it yourself and input the data it requires, but I don't know if it's a commercial operation or what it is.
    Scope covering the whole country (with the exception, I think, of Scotland) our members don't seem to combine in regional or district groups. As a mere volunteer I don't know how I could get access to knowing who is where in order to spread your enquiry around other Sheffielders :smile:
    See if any of this helps, and don't hesitate to get back to me if I can be of any use.
    Warmest best wishes,
    Richard
  • zorozoro Courageous Posts: 66Member Courageous
    My creative side and hobby is creating sounds and using them in music creation.
    I'm never going to be a pop star that's for sure but that's not the aim.
    I put my headphones on and the creative process starts.
    I can be lost in a mess of sound and engineering that sound .... creating new sounds.
    I think I'm Pink Floyd at Abbey Road recording studios.
    A drop of Irish occasionally enhances that illusion.
    Thirty odd musical tracks here for better or worse ......  https://www.reverbnation.com/jackbackband
    My homemade music .....   thirty odd tunes ..... https://www.reverbnation.com/jackbackband
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Genuinely awesome, @zoro. I've only had time to listen to "War" and to a couple of flashes from other pieces so far, but I'll be going back to these. 
    Thank you very much for posting.
  • WestonturnerWestonturner Connected Posts: 11Member Connected
    @zoro wow that sounds awesome, I use to do similar on a pc but gave up about 10 years ago.
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Lovely, @debbiedo49. Thank you so much for posting.
  • zorozoro Courageous Posts: 66Member Courageous
    @zoro wow that sounds awesome, I use to do similar on a pc but gave up about 10 years ago.
    Thank you.
    Took me a long time to figure out using a piano style electronic keyboard and its MIDI connection. With a soft synth attached to a hard synth the crafting of sounds is almost limitless.
    The beauty of MIDI is I can add endless synthesizer sounds. Not limited by the keyboards that have built in sounds.
    I love being in the headphones world while I'm doing it but sadly I'm not well enough to do much anymore.
    My homemade music .....   thirty odd tunes ..... https://www.reverbnation.com/jackbackband
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Thank you for posting, @endo64. This one's a keeper. <3
  • MadnutterMadnutter Connected Posts: 6Member Connected
    I need something to do during each day I’m in electric wheelchair can’t use my legs and my arms and hands aren’t much better need to take mind of these horrible thoughts running through my mind if I was able to do something it would give me something to live for to get through each day
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Hi @Madnutter and thank you for posting. What can I say without it sounding trite - yours sounds like such an awful situation, my heart goes out to you. Probably still sounds trite, I guess, but for what little it may be worth it is true.

    All creativity comes from the mind and since you've managed to get your post into words - which means either you can 'manage' to type (though that may be a huge effort) or you have a voice-to-text capability. Could you consider creative writing in some form? It could be stories, if you've any inclination that way, or poetry, or perhaps you could write your own story, your autobiography? Even if it were no more than getting those 'horrible thoughts' down 'on paper' as it were?

    What do you think? Please, please get back to me, so that we can talk further,
    Warmest regards to you,
    Richard
  • janejrjanejr Pioneering Posts: 125Member Pioneering
    Hello Richard I love this and so glad I've found it you have so many talented people here I love it we'll done to you. I have always loved arts and crafts and when I was young I wanted to be a photographer but my life took other pathways. But now I'm here and very interested in all these wonderful talented peoples hobbies. Going to visiting this page a lot in the future
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Hello @janejr and many, many thanks to you for commenting. If you can do anything to help spread the word that KaleidoScope is here and operating I would appreciate it. The more people I can get to look at it, the more contributions we may get.
    Photography remains a keen interest of mine, though I seem to take fewer and fewer pictures - mostly, these days, of squirrels and my little feathered friends. Modern cameras do all the work these days - make it almost too easy.
    Really lovely to hear from you,
    Best
    Richard
  • zorozoro Courageous Posts: 66Member Courageous
    Madnutter said:
    I need something to do during each day I’m in electric wheelchair can’t use my legs and my arms and hands aren’t much better need to take mind of these horrible thoughts running through my mind if I was able to do something it would give me something to live for to get through each day
    I too have to spend a lot of time in a wheelchair. Have an electric one to get me round the shops. Trouble with arms and legs but I'm not wheelchair bound and my arms and legs are working pretty good this last couple of weeks. Last couple of days though I can feel the loss of feeling coming on that gives me a lot of problems.
    My homemade music .....   thirty odd tunes ..... https://www.reverbnation.com/jackbackband
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    That's lovely, @sandyp196. Not quite my colours :) (which tend to be camo or black), but lovely just the same.
    Can you tell me (as a bloke, who seems to see machine stitching but isn't absolutely sure) what techniques you used in this?
    Warmest best wishes, and thank you for posting,
    Richard
  • sandyp196sandyp196 Pioneering Posts: 132Member Pioneering
    JennysDad said:
    That's lovely, @sandyp196. Not quite my colours :) (which tend to be camo or black), but lovely just the same.
    Can you tell me (as a bloke, who seems to see machine stitching but isn't absolutely sure) what techniques you used in this?
    Warmest best wishes, and thank you for posting,
    Richard
    Hello. Thank you. I used a quilting technique called strata. It's much easier than it looks. I simply cut strips of fabric into 2, 2..5 and 3 inch strips. Sewed them together into a square block and hen cut the entire block at a 60° angle. This gives he diamond shape.  I may have took a pic of the bag in construction. I will have a look now. 
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Absolutely gorgeous Sandy, @sandyp196. Thank you for allowing us to see these images.
    Best to you,
    Richard
  • susan48susan48 Disability Gamechanger Posts: 2,193Member Disability Gamechanger
    So much talent, well done everyone.
    im not very creative sadly 
  • janejrjanejr Pioneering Posts: 125Member Pioneering
    Hello @sandyp196 I love your dolls. Do you ever sell them. Wish I had your talent do they take you long to make
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Hello @janejr and @susan48. Thank you for posting.
    Are you absolutely sure, @susan48 about not being creative? How are you with words?
    Best to you both,
    Richard
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Hi @Zena8. I love the image of the old couple and their 'family'. Thank you for joining in :smile:
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Lovely work, @colet. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    There seem to be some complicated paper shapes in these. Do you buy them from a craft supplier?
    Warmest best wishes to you,
    Richard
  • coletcolet Connected Posts: 21Member Connected
    @JennysDad I have brought myself a Xpress Xcut die machine which I lay the dies on to board with paper on top and then a cut plate and roll it through the machine 
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Awesome, colet. A new process to me, but obviously an effective one.
    Well done you for finding it!
    Warmest best wishes
    Richard
  • fishingmumfishingmum Pioneering Posts: 562Member Pioneering
    this is a canon strawberry plant I made for this year. I make all sorts of strange stuff, knit daft things glad I can share somewhere :)
    life is too short to let others make you miserable.
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Hello @fishingmum
    And I love this. It took me just a moment to 'see' it but, when I did! Quite suddenly the positioning of the trugs and pots reminded me of of gabions, the baskets full of earth that were used as defences around infantry and artillery positions up to the late 1800s. Excellent.
    Richard
  • fishingmumfishingmum Pioneering Posts: 562Member Pioneering
    my kids love clash of clans so we are going to be putting a little bit of effort into a few designs they can have fun with
    life is too short to let others make you miserable.
  • fishingmumfishingmum Pioneering Posts: 562Member Pioneering
    that is amazing, I take pics but honestly I am not that good at them, occasionally I get a good pic and I share it like there has never been anything so great before lol
    life is too short to let others make you miserable.
  • kittykat5kittykat5 Listener Posts: 3Member Listener
    JennysDad said:
    Hi @doodle. Not named Colombo after Columbo, the TV Detective? I seem to remember he had a similar dog of his own. Beautiful, anyway. And I rather envy you. We have two cats and whilst we love them, cat love is a very one-way thing. Haven't the room/the money to keep a dog as yet.
    wow love your work what a lovely jumper

  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Hello @Madnutter. You didn't get back to me earlier. How are you?
    Very best to you,
    Richard
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    edited April 2018
    Hi @fishingmum. Would love to see what you come up with for Clash of Clans related design. Sounds fascinating.
    Meant to ask you regarding photographs - do you do any editing? There's a great free photo editing resource called 'Photoscape' for use on computer, and I use it a lot to tweak my shots.
    Best
    Richard
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Wow, @ayjay! This is a very fine selection. I love the butterfly shots and the ceramics (ceramics are a medium I would love to work in, but I don't have access to the materials and workspace). Admirable work on all counts.
    I don't know the name of the insect in your second shot, but the image is so crisp. Brilliant. Everybody seems to use 'stacking' technology these days, but I haven't yet got into it.
    Thank you very, very much for posting these.
    Best
    Richard
  • ayjayayjay Connected Posts: 16Member Connected
    Thanks JennysDad, the butterfly is a Small Heath, and the Dragonfly is a Broad-bodied Chaser.
    I've heard of stacking and seen some impressive pics made with it but I wouldn't know where to start. Just get as close as possible and use as good a lens as you can lay your hands on. The one good thing about butterflies and dragonflies is that the light is always good.
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Disability Gamechanger Posts: 2,873Member Disability Gamechanger
    I use free Mobile photo apps to filter photos


    I am a fibrowarrior!
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Disability Gamechanger Posts: 2,873Member Disability Gamechanger
    bumble bee in the park


    I am a fibrowarrior!
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Hi @debbiedo49 and thank you for posting. Do you ever move your photographs onto a computer? Tweaking photos on the computer can produce extraordinary results compared with the systems in a mobile phone.
    Very warmest best wishes to you,
    Richard
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Disability Gamechanger Posts: 2,873Member Disability Gamechanger
    Not recently


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  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Hello @Tonikp and thank you for posting your poem. I've been off-line all day and only just found it, and it is brilliant. So much said in such simple terms. Really, really excellent.
    Warmest best wishes to you,
    Richard
    @JennysDad
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Disability Gamechanger Posts: 2,873Member Disability Gamechanger
    This page just makes my day!


    I am a fibrowarrior!
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
  • TonikpTonikp Connected Posts: 8Member Connected
    @JennysDad thank you for your kind words it’s lovely to hear that you like my Poem. I will post anyothers I write
  • HonieHonie Listener Posts: 3Member Listener
    Hi i like doing diamond pictures and glass etching 
  • HonieHonie Listener Posts: 3Member Listener
    How do I add a picture please thank you
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Disability Gamechanger Posts: 5,856Member Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Honie, it's the 'insert image' icon which I've circled on the above screenshot in red, hope that helps! 
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Hello @MSmum99 and welcome to KaleidoScope :) Lovely stuff, this. I am intrigued by the first picture's use of what looks to be embedded text? That's something I've not seen before. And the waves crashing on the rocks deserve an 'awesome' all to themselves.
    I look forward to seeing more of your work. Thank you for posting!
    Richard
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Hello @Honie. Put together a step by step guide for you:

  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Scope community team Posts: 7,647Administrator Scope community team
    Thanks so much for this @JennysDad !!
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Scope community team Posts: 7,647Administrator Scope community team
    Alternatively, if your picture is on instagram or twitter you can just copy and paste the link and it will show up in your post :)
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Disability Gamechanger Posts: 2,873Member Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @jennysdad I would like to take my pictures down please. I think this wall is public isnt it? How do I do that? Thanks 


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  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Disability Gamechanger Posts: 2,873Member Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @JennysDad I would like to take my pictures down please. I think this wall is public isnt it? How do I do that? Thanks 


    I am a fibrowarrior!
  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Hi Debbie @debbiedo49.
    I honestly don't know how to delete a post, but if you're sure you want them taking down just confirm it to me and I will ask Admin to attend to it for you.
    Very best to you,
    Richard
    @JennysDad
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Disability Gamechanger Posts: 2,873Member Disability Gamechanger
    Its the ones with my pic please


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  • ColourfullColourfull Courageous Posts: 59Member Courageous
    Hi all,

    Great Pics and Poems I love them all keep up the inspiration all of you.

    Colourfull.
  • AlexAlex Scope community team Posts: 1,325Scope Team Scope community team
    Hi @debbiedo49,

    I've deleted two of your photos. Hope those were the correct ones. If not - just click the flag link under the ones you want deleting. 

    Thanks,
    Alex
  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Disability Gamechanger Posts: 2,873Member Disability Gamechanger
    Perfect thanks 


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  • DenceNucliaAtomDenceNucliaAtom Connected Posts: 19Member Connected
    Comunicating my mind through music. This is just some piano I was playing to express myself using a non-verbal median 



  • JennysDadJennysDad Pioneering Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Thanks @DenceNucliaAtom. Really quite awesome and now I can easily find it to listen to it again (I'm listening as I type this). Excellent work.
    Very best to you,
    Richard
    @JennysDad
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