The theme at the Take a Word challenge this week is "Umbrella" and
the theme at Art Journal Journey this month is "Special Moments".
If you followed me on flickr before I became a blogging person, you may remember seeing some of the Spiky family.
There's Mr. Spiky who always carries his umbrella (ignore the umbrella, that's not why he is here (even although the theme is "Umbrella")).
and there's Mrs. Spiky who loves having her friends round for coffee
and of course there's Jaggy the cat, a very important member of the Spiky family.
I was asked if there were younger members of the Spiky family and yes there are, including some baby Spikies, but they all insisted on waiting until there was a suitable theme for them to participate in (i.e. a theme that suited them).
So here is Liily, Liily with two i's, a Spiky teenager. She actually has a Spiky name made up of sharp letters (like "Z" and "K") but that's all the information I'm allowed to give out, and she wants to be known as "Liily".
She is having a day at the beach and she is Umbrella surfing with her best friends.
Her hair is naturally like Mrs. Spiky's, straight out and quite sharp, but she works hard to make it soft and curly. You might also notice the tattoos (not permanent, we think) on her hands, and she has rings on the spikes on her arm. Anything to make her different. Don't worry about her falling over, like all Spikies she has perfect balance on one leg.
I am very fond of Liily.