I do believe my heart rate picked up just a little when my dear husband’s hand went into my daughter’s brown hat to pull out a green slip with the name of the winner of my dragonfly mosaic stone! And the winner is…
……Nutty from Australia! Nutty is an artist and writer who has recently set up her blog so do head over there to wave hello! Send me an email with your address Nutty, and your dragonfly mosaic will be flying its way over to you very soon!
My creative work this week has been split between finishing my Moonscape triptych commission and preparing for two mosaic workshops which I am running as part of the Skylark Gallery Summer Sizzle Festival.
The workshops are happening on 4th and 10th August between 10-11.30am at the famous Oxo Tower in London’s Southbank (one of our favourite family spaces in this big ‘ole city!). If you are interested in participating, you can sign up here .
Running short, all age, workshops in the mosaic medium is challenging. My way round this has been to order 3kg of soft glass so that no cutting is necessary and to mock up some quick and simple mosaic projects to give people a little taster of the world of broken art!
|3kg soft glass…now sorted into colours|
Here’s some pics of my prep in progress. There will be a chance for people to mosaic picture frames, a small tile or make their own simple mosaic stone (mmmm…transporting all those tiles and stones on the London Underground may be a little challenging).
|Mosaic tile, ready for grouting demo|
|Yellow soft glass mosaic stones (the others are made with cut tiles)|
|Yup – dragonflies again! This one is easy for even little ones to do|
|Picture frame now home to my favourite pic (glue still drying!)|
I recently posted a tutorial on making soft glass mosaics with children here, so head on over if you want to play at home!