Saturday, February 24, 2018

On the Sunny Side

This seems to have been a long hot summer here in Australia.... so when Tag Tuesday's theme was announced last week as "Use a Quote" , I began to think of some 'sunny' quotes. 

Both of these tags use quotations which have been printed on my laser printer and then transferred using a 'sticky tape' method.  Here is a video which describes this technique well. 

The first tag also has magazine images, a water coloured sun and a background of gelli -plate printed paper. The second tag is an eco print which I originally thought was not so great, but it seems to have worked for this tag. 

As an aside, I was really interested to find out whether we do in fact have a lot of sunny days...  I live in Newcastle NSW  and my home town is Townsville, Queensland, so compared these two places with a few of the Australian State capitals. 

Average total days a year with sun
City                                                Sunny   Partly Sunny       Total Days 

Melbourne, Victoria                      46          139                         185
Newcastle, New South Wales       79          141                         220
Perth, Western Australia              144         121                         265
Sydney, New South Wales           107         129                         236
Townsville, Queensland               116         148                         264

Natural sunlight is a free and available mood enhancer. It encourages us to produce vitamin D and protects us from seasonal mood changes. However, because society is more aware than ever of skin cancer and sun damage, most of us have significantly reduced our exposure to natural sunlight and from those numbers above, you can understand why we Australians wear sunscreen! 


  1. Wonderful tag Wilma, and a great quote. Thanks for our support at Tag Tuesday. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Love both of your tags!! We have lots of gray, cloudy days here in NE Ohio (USA). I'm always glad to see the sun!


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