I’m often asked why I called my blog Tonia With An Eye. Well it’s a long story and it involves a short black. Stay with me …
I’d spent an entire weekend plotting a gazillion different names but none of them felt quite right. Eventually I went out for a coffee break. Cue the barista: “What’s your name?” Cue moi: “It’s Tonia with an ‘i'”. Quicker than you can say, “make mine to go”, I was out of there — hot brew in hand and new name in head.
As a side note, I should say for most of my twenties and thirties, I never really cared when my name was misspelt as Tonia with a ‘y’ but when I’d clocked up my bazillionth ‘Tonya’, I began spelling it out so my coffee cups and name tags reflected the real me — not some gal named ‘Tonya’. See, I told you it was a long story.
So since naming the blog, I seem to be seeing ‘eyes’ everywhere. Naturally, when I spotted that green-eyed ring above, well I had to make it mine. This is not a sponsored post (blah, blah, blah) but, in case you’re wondering, it’s a cute creation from Holly Ryan.
My eye sightings don’t end there. Check out this incredible story about the artistry involved in creating prosthetic eyes.
But wait, there’s more. A new barista has just started working at my local cafe. Check out the amazing tattoo she kindly let me photograph.
Have you spied any eye-inspired bits or bobs I should know about? Please share. I’d love to take a look.
Linking up with With Some Grace for Flog Your Blog Friday.