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A peek at some making action!

Glittering Shards: A peek at some making action!

Glittering Shards

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

A peek at some making action!

After the mosaic making frenzy that was the lead up to my solo exhibition in December, Christmas came (and went!) and January became the month of catching up on the neglected piles of life.

All of January I continued to run my mosaic classes and I must confess to a slight twinge of jealousy at watching my students making while I was knee deep in tax returns! 

At last...phew!...exhale...I am back making again. I have several pieces lined up to make for different exhibitions.
This piece plays with the theme 'abstract circles' and is for a public art project, the Mosaic Art Charity project.
Pieces by artists from all round the world will be combined into one large installation in a hospital in North London.

It never ceases to amaze me the vast variety of mosaic work based on the same theme - click on the link to see some great 'circle' mosaics! I love the iridescent 'oil slick' tiles in this piece and am looking forward to grouting it when its done. It was extra special this afternoon that my 5 year old daughter sat, with total concentration, and helped put some pieces in. She had the biggest grin on her face for being so grown up and like mummy!

The second piece is the start of a mosaic for the next group exhibition by the British Association for Modern Mosaics. The theme is 'gothic' and I am playing with the Gothic quatrefoil symbol in rather an arabesque way. Still not sure I have the colours alternating right so may do some un-sticking and re-sticking!

I would love to aspire to the 'make every day' school and in the last week have started to use 20 minute snatches rather than wait for a chunk of time. A good lesson. How long can you go without making before you start getting tetchy?



  • beautiful work!

    By Blogger Sy's Prints, at 2 March 2011 at 21:31  

  • I get very tetchy if I can't make anything for a few days. Like you, I've finally decided that I have to snatch opportunities when I can, and am in the process of setting up a small dedicated area in the kitchen so that I can do this. It's not ideal, but hopefully that way I'll be a little less frustrated, and more productive.

    I love the look of the gothic mosaic - hope you'll show it to us when it's finished!

    By Blogger Jude, at 3 March 2011 at 09:31  

  • I get all strange after a few days. Loving the peak into your world of creativity. I am def having to snatch bits of time here and there. At last my 'celebrating each step' post has gone up. Mixed in with all the craziness that's been going on in my life recently.


    By Blogger Amelia, at 3 March 2011 at 11:29  

  • I love looking at what you have been up too, it all sounds really exciting. x

    By Blogger blue sky butterfly studio, at 3 March 2011 at 20:40  

  • Awww...thanks guys, I also love seeing people in process, especially when its work different to mine. Amazing what us humans can make isn't it?! And thanks Amelia for sharing your celebrations. So good. Why don't you add a link to your post in the last Celebrating post on here? xx

    By Blogger Concetta, at 3 March 2011 at 20:55  

  • I only last a few hours and then I start getting a feeling like I lost something! LOVE that circles design - I bet the finished installation will be stunning - lucky hospital! xx

    By Blogger Mousy Brown, at 4 March 2011 at 20:02  

  • Thanks Em. I imagine its gonna be quite something. x

    By Blogger Concetta, at 5 March 2011 at 21:35  

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