Actually, it's Ascension Day, and it was a public holiday here in France. Anyway, after a long, long absence, and recently, much brain wracking and Google searching I managed to track down my old blog.......now I plan to start adding new posts.
I haven't been exactly idle as far as making mosaics goes, but I have been slack - lots of things got in my way, too many to mention, but I've cleared the decks a bit and should soon be back on form.
Meanwhile, a link to the website I created last year.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
It's been a busy few weeks on the mosaicking front! I was given a couple of concrete cast-off pots, and the brilliant weather in September inspired me to crack on and get them covered! At the same time I was working on an idea for another little table. I made the top by setting concrete in an old plastic bin. It looks a bit like a flying saucer in this picture, but when its base is ready and in position, it'll look fine. I also got a table top done for the wrought iron base I bought at a car boot sale early last Spring. Everything was ready just in time for a demonstration/workshop I did earlier in the week to a group of women. I also, finally, have a place to store all my bits and pieces close to where my workspace is. It was great to clear it all out of my cellar and organise it above ground! I discovered things I'd forgotten I had, so the next project is just around the corner.....
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Concrete tub bought 2nd-hand. covered in broken cups and bowls, mostly from donations, couple of bits from a charity sale. The kittens think I put it in this temporary spot for them to play in - they chase each other in and out and all around, and sometimes if no-one is looking they will try to sneak in for a little sleep......isn't this little one gorgeous - she's a throwback to some special cat somewhere in the family past!
Someone gave me a broken porcelain doll, so I decided to use a couple of bit. Spot the nose and mouth and a hand sticking out from the side with the yellow handle.........
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I made this little bowl, based on an old one someone gave me, and which I decorated and subsequently gave away. I made up some concrete and used two buckets, one inside the other, as a mould. Once that was set, part of a wooden Camembert box was used for the little extra bit. Broken plates and bits of glass from various gardens. I like how it seems to blend into its setting. The kitties use it all the time for drinking water, though one of them seems to think it's a mini paddling pool!