On crafting, mosaic exhibition prep and snowy London!

Snow is coming to South London tonight – the first time in decades that we have had snow in November. Just in time for the first day of my mosaic exhibition!  I am ever so slightly excited about this as it will just soooo complement the feeling in the gallery. Yesterday, me and 3 wonderful creative friends worked all day to get the gallery ready – and it is beautifully glittery, perfectly wintry and positively Christmassy! Here’s us in process (you’ll have to wait a bit for pics of the finished product!):

Roll on Tues 30th November 10am!  (I will be there – Sprout Community Arts, Moyser Road, SW16 6SJ – Tues to Sat, 10am – 5pm until 11th December). I should really be going to bed but decided I needed to make some real focaccia to feed myself as I invigilate and am waiting for it to rise! Using this recipe here (scroll down for English version).

In the meantime, ordinary life goes on (thank God!). Here’s a pic of the kiddies making paper chains for the first time EVER today and were truly full of glee and this new found craft.

They did it so well, so easily and kept saying “Look mummy, its getting longer, its getting longer“. They just did not want to stop.  I remember being just the same as a child, enthralled by making paper chains (genetic or are all kids like this???) After a quick photo, (daddy looking a bit like Jacob Marley me thinks!) the first paper chain was hung in the hallway…

As an aside, a few blog posts ago I mentioned about childhood smells that evoke happy memories of making and crafting? Well, the picture below says it all for me. Pritt Stik…so evocative. Love sniffing the stuff!

5 Responses to “On crafting, mosaic exhibition prep and snowy London!”

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  1. Amelia says:

    I left you a comment but it has disappeared. something to do with a glittery glue-sniffing you and being an amazing, baking, kiddie-crafting, and art making/hanging woman. don't know how you do it!


  2. Jenny Lee Wentworth says:

    Would love to be there for your show, it looks beautiful!!! We had snow last week! Very unusual for this time of year, the kids loved it.
    Sending lots of love your way, can't wait to see more pictures. 🙂

    Thanks for signing up for my blog giveaway, I'll put your name in twice! 😉

  3. Dana Barbieri says:

    Wow Concetta. You are amazing! It looks great! I so wish I could be there. I can't wait to see more pics.

  4. Michele at A House Called Nut says:

    Looking good, Concetta! And snow in London is always so magical.

  5. blue sky butterfly studio says:

    I will be there with a couple of friends, it looks amazing, I can't wait! Enjoy! xx

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