Soulful quotes: what are you being today?

“People should not worry as much about what they do but rather about what they are.” Meister Eckhart I wanted to remind myself of this…one of my favourite questions to ask myself – what am I being in this moment? – especially good in moments of struggle or stress. I can’t control all that happens [...] Read more...

On my bedside table…

  …a few of the things by my bedside table of late…   Fascinating, well researched and totally compelling – The Brain That Changes Itself  sparks a deep admiration for the potential of our brains and makes me want to use it…go discover this book… “Breakout!” is a lovely e-book by artist Brit Hammer. It [...] Read more...

Mosaic art by a whole community!

The Mosaic Kite trail has got its wings! It’s an idea I had years ago – to start a mosaic trail that becomes a map that people can follow in an area as well as a symbol that gives a sense of belonging to people as they walk round their neighbourhood. The idea lay dormant [...] Read more...

Mosaic tree radio interview!

Hi Folks Thanks to the lovely Mel Burnell at Artists Info for this radio interview. The Cultural Review Show  produces audio programmes that mix music and interviews and yours truly is interviewed for Show 22 - skip to 8 mins 45 secs for the interview (rather nice music before and after if you are in [...] Read more...

Mosaic toucan or butterfly anyone?

We were walking home from school one day when my son announced “I would like to make a mosaic toucan for my room mummy!”. “A butterfly for mine!” chipped in my daughter. Half an hour later, we were in the studio sketching and cutting out wood… About a year later (or is that a year [...] Read more...

New Mosaic Drop-in classes start February!

Do you want to get started on a new mosaic – be that your first or your 50th? Want some support on a mosaic you have already begun? Feel stuck and want help to get started again? Need some challenge and inspiration? The weekly Mosaic Drop-ins that I have been running for nearly 4 years [...] Read more...

Mosaic workshops and chimneys…

Exciting times here at Glittering Shards HQ! Teaching others mosaics is one of my loves…and 2014 is the year when I am dedicated to developing the types and availability of courses on offer here at Glittering Shards. All will be announced in the next couple of weeks… In the meantime, here is a novel use [...] Read more...

May I introduce you..?

…to our little Misty! He joined us in November and is just the sweetest addition to our family. He even joins in my mosaic courses, sitting at the feet of mosaic students while they work! Read more...