Thursday, May 17, 2012

resurrection day!

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 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

on show

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

little beauty

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

tea for one

This little tray is covered in pieces of old plates that were given to me to undergo transformation! I've made it to give a friend.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

up close

This is a selection of close-ups that my friend took last weekend.

watering hole

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!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

gone potty

Urn from the tip, broken in two pieces and with a big chunk missing when I got it out of the skip. Some nifty patching with concrete, using a plastic flower pot and a water bottle to help soon sorted it out. Broken cups, plant pots, bowls etc, all from donations or the tip.