Colour colour colour


The long weekend is over and all the little tasks of preparation for tomorrow’s hanging of the exhibition are underway. Grouting, cleaning up, naming and signing pieces, putting hooks on, painting frames, taking photos, grinding away sharp edges and doing a small repair on fellow artist, Mireille’s, piece that has come from France.

Snatching a bit of lunch before I keep going, reflecting on how amazing colour is. I just painted the frame to my latest piece (the one I started at ‘Mosaic School’ – its finished!) and it never fails to amaze me how much difference colour makes. The frame went from pine to silver and it has transformed the piece. Just think, if colour can make such a difference to the look and feel of a mosaic, what difference it can and does make in our lives. It is transforming, its potential limitless. It reminds me of the book of Revelation in the bible, which describes the stones and colours in the ‘eternal city’ – jasper, gold pure like transparent glass, sapphire, emerald. Wow!

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