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South London Mosaic Workshops & Exhibition...its all happening!

Glittering Shards: South London Mosaic Workshops & Exhibition...its all happening!

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Sunday, November 07, 2010

South London Mosaic Workshops & Exhibition...its all happening!

Apart from my dear family, ALL else except my mosaic world is being very neglected in the last few weeks (including writing and reading in blog land, I know I know).

As soon as I get back from dropping the kids off at school, I close the front door, put my head down and walk straight to the studio without looking at all the housework piling up. This is what cheerios look like after a day....!
I have taken part in lots of exhibition over the last few years, but never a solo show. I am told that this intensity of working on a solo exhibition is very normal... Here is my grouting production line, ready for me (I love grouting, saving it all up!).

And my work for the next couple of weeks:
In the midst of this intense making, its wonderful to have started the next lot of mosaic workshops - they take place every Tuesday evenings in blocks of 7 weeks, in addition to my mosaic-maker drop-ins twice a week.
New students, new ideas, possibilities unfolding. Love it! I have also taken part in a whole day of demonstrating mosaics at the wonderful Artyard, encouraging adults to re-discover their creative selves.  A truly great place.

This Thursday also sees the culmination of several weeks of working alongside the volunteers, young people and parents of the Klevis Kola Foundation (which supports refugees). 25 mosaics have been completed and we are going to get messy on Thursday, grouting them all before I mount it into a giant patchwork mosaic which will feature at my forthcoming exhibition.

I will post full details of the exhibition in the next couple of days...hope to meet some of you lovely blog readers. Promise to be back in the middle of the week...and here's a question for you to ponder between now and then. What smell evokes in you happy childhood memories of making stuff with your hands?

PS. Talking of childhood memories... I have been searching for a childhood game for years. Today, my dear husband packed me off for 2 hours away from the house in order to 'switch of' (ha ha!) and I was mooching in the local shops and I FOUND IT! I almost cried and kissed the shop assistant! I have such happy memories of playing this game with my mum and brothers when we lived in Italy... Anyone else used to play Jack Straws? And as Christmas is coming, any ideas of really good family games?

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  • We used to play jack straws when we were little I LOVED it! much love, Claire

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8 November 2010 at 08:08  

  • you sound like one of the busiest bee's in blogland right now!!

    Love what you're doing and wish I was making a little more. Am busy writing up the journal dreams workshop that starts next week - ok, I love doing that too :)

    I look forward to seeing your exhibition. I have no idea what childhood smells remind me of making (not until I smell it probably!) and I love that game too. Now, don't over excel yourself! Take time to draw a long deep breath at times, these can even be most productive unexpectedly too.

    Happy making!


    By Blogger Amelia, at 8 November 2010 at 09:46  

  • Love Jack Straws! Good luck making everything, your pieces look wonderful all lined up waiting for grout. Thanks for your interest, it is this Saturday. If you email me I will let you know my address and time. It would be lovely to meet you!

    By Blogger blue sky butterfly studio, at 8 November 2010 at 10:48  

  • I love that you are making that big patchwork mosaic. and doing workshops. holding a light up to ya! rock on. I have finally got the creative gloves on again after a time in the wastelands....

    By Blogger get stuff done, at 8 November 2010 at 19:30  

  • Good on yer Moyra!

    By Blogger Concetta, at 12 November 2010 at 09:27  

  • I've never heard of Jack Straws, but my 7-year-old daughter loves pickup sticks, and she always wins. I love your grout production line, but I'd also love to see the finished products. The little sneak peak has gotten me quite curious as to what they will look like.

    By Blogger Suzanne, at 28 November 2010 at 17:46  

  • Ahh, well its now all up on the walls Suzanne, and opening tomorrow! I will be doing an online gallery on 12th December but will sneak the odd pic on the blog before them I am sure. x

    By Blogger Concetta, at 29 November 2010 at 20:13  

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