What’s in a year?

Friends, A whole year has passed – one whole lap around the sun – since I last wrote. In 14 years since I began writing and publishing my blog, the only other time that so long elapsed between blogs was after the birth of my children – but I guess the process of learning at […] Read more...

How much fun can you have..?

(This is a re-post as I just re-read it and it makes me smile!!) Or asked another way, how much fun do you allow yourself to have? I’m a hard working kind of girl and often get teased by my beloved for being too serious. A ‘World on My Shoulders‘ kind of  thing has been […] Read more...

News…on mosaics, art, mindfulness and neuroscience…(phew!)

Hi folks Excuse the little blog silence – half-term holidays kicked in and those quiet moments for blog writing have been filled with the sound of squeaky recorders, giggling (yes, a little fighting), singing, funny shows (yesterday was Spoon Man meets Rolling Pin Man!) and some trips into the center of London. We even managed […] Read more...

Mosaic stars

  Take some air drying clay, a rolling pin and a cookie cutter… Add some gold paint…. Then some PVA glue and blingy glass, glittery tiles – or broken china, beads, shiny paper or textiles. Whatever you can get your hands on! You can sprinkle on glitter to fill the gaps too… Leave to dry…then […] Read more...

Mosaics at the Garden of Discovery

Myself and one of the lovely people I have trained in mosaics, Kirsteen, have been working this spring and summer with Spilimbergo graduate, Michela Ippoliti, to deliver an amazing community garden project in South London. The Garden of Discovery is the vision of Mitcham Lane Baptist Church who, faced with a plot of unused land, […] Read more...

Mosaics connecting us all

For years, I have had the idea to use mosaic as a way of nurturing a feeling of community and belonging. I feel passionately that art should be a communal, not just individual experience. So I mused on the idea of  running small workshops to help people create a mosaic (with a common theme) to […] Read more...

A new mosaic world in London

The labour of mosaic love of the last few weeks is almost almost finished – just the installation and final pieces to be stuck and grouted once it’s on the wall in the playground of a local South London primary school…. Four days of mosaic workshops with delightful kids aged 4 to 12 produced this […] 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...

Art, community and belonging

For ages I have had this idea of using mosaics as a way of promoting a sense of community and belonging… The idea has rumbled in my head for years…to create a mosaic trail round a neighbourhood, inviting people to make a mosaic that depicts a community symbol… …and for the mosaics that are made […] Read more...