I’m going to try my best not to get giddy, but...
You might have noticed that I have been struggling to keep up with posting a photo every
day for Spark of the Day. That’s partly because I have been busy recently designing the new Walking Weirdly game Explore Indoors, and partly because the lockdown means I’m not getting out and about so much. So over the weekend, I sent a message to the fantastic nature photographer Malcolm Mee, to ask if he would contribute some images - and he said YES!
Malcolm has been taking wonderful nature photos for many years. On Flickr, he is nondesigner59, and he has thousands of followers who have enjoyed the 3000+ images he has posted - so far - since he joined in 2008. I have a couple of his photos on my walls at home: one of Castle Hill in Huddersfield bathed in serene yellow light, and another of frogs and frogspawn, which always makes me smile. Because, as well as his usual wildlife and landscape shots, Malcolm has a ‘magic eye’ when it comes to detail. And a few times each week - at least for the lockdown - we are lucky enough to be seeing Mee’s Magic Eye here at Spark Creativity!
I’m off for another dance around my kitchen now!
Ta leme, Fiona.
Yes, I have been quiet. I have been head-down creating Explore Indoors, a unique new Walking Weirdly game designed to help us all get through the ‘lockdown’ - and I’m really excited to say that it’s ready! If you already know you want to buy an online set, here’s the link to the download...
There are 24 different cards, each one offering a unique way to explore your living space, stretch your muscles and get a bit of mental exercise. They're perfect for people who are ‘stuck indoors’, whether for a long time or just for a rainy afternoon when the kids are driving you nuts!
If you’ve played one of my previous Walking Weirdly games already - the Classic or the Snappy version - you’ll know that those are physical sets of cards: ones you can take outside, hold in your hand and shuffle... or drop in the mud! But the Coronavirus lockdown means that we can’t explore the outdoors in quite the same way: we are all limited in how often we can go out, and how far, and where. And the practicalities of producing and posting physical sets seemed too much of a challenge, too. So Walking Weirdly - Explore Indoors was born...