Organising a small studio or home working space

My quest for re-organising my studio is complete (for now!). Here’s some pictures and tips, some of which can be applied across disciplines, as well as to mosaics. If you are just staring out, there some ideas for setting up a making area at home too 😉   1. Take-away tubs. I have reluctantly relinquished […] Read more...

Exploring the making process…silversmiths & mosaic artists speak

We often explore why we make. But what about how we make? I’m not talking about technique but about the process. How does that something, that did not previously exist, start its life in you? How does it evolve, develop,  become solid and tangible? Have you ever looked at your making process in detail? And […] Read more...

Do you kiss your work goodbye?

I finished my ‘Circles’ mosaic for the London Hospitals mosaic project – mosaic artists from all round the world producing a 20 x 20 cm mosaic on the theme of circles which will all be mounted together into a public art installation for a busy London hospital waiting area. Can’t wait to see the finished […] Read more...

So many things to celebrate! And a round up of blog love…

Oh my, I don’t know if my stars are lined up or what but the last couple of weeks have been worthy of some serious looking back and Celebrating! Gosh, I really should do a winter version of my toes! And so…here’s me celebrating… Sold! Great story behind this piece here selling two pieces of […] Read more...

Experimental photography fun!

This pic of the girls taken by Moyra from Creating My Life Here’s some images from a great afternoon out on London’s Southbank with a gorgeous bunch of girls who have all done Amelia’s Experimental Art e-course (she has opened bookings for the Spring course people! So head on over and be tempted as its […] Read more...

Is it art and are you an artist? A new way of looking at things…

I have followed the ‘ what is is art?’ debates for several years, often with bemusement from a non fine-art trained person such as myself. Cerulean Rendevous by Carole Choucair Oueijan (mosaic) My gut response  is to reject the authoritarian, ‘closed-shop’ spirit that would bring about categorisations such as ‘this is and isn’t art / […] Read more...

Follow your path…

Creative souls… we are on a journey. To create art and beauty. To become ourselves. To help bring about a better world. It is a joy and a struggle because it is an ‘inside job’ to quote the lovely Marisa from Creative Thursday. One of the issues that we all have to grapple with (in […] Read more...

Online mosaic exhibition…just for you!

Photo’s can never do mosaics justice…its all about texture, touch and reflectivity and its hard to capture these elements in pictures. Nonetheless, here’s a snapshot (pardon the pun!) into my first solo exhibition which ran for two weeks and finished on December 11th. My ‘real’ visitors book is full of wonderful comments, a testament to […] Read more...