I’m not ignoring the dreadful situation people all over the world are experiencing at the moment, I just think it’s important to have a little escapism. Before we went into isolation a week ago, I took lots of photos in our local park and I thought it would be nice to share them with you.
Please keep safe and well, stay indoors and look out your windows. Spring is here and there’s so much to see, albeit from the safety of our homes.
It’s been some time since I’ve been in my workshop but as my job in the ceramics studio has come to an end I’m looking forward to spending lots more time in my garden hideaway, creating more of my own art.
I went out for a pizza with my workmates this week and took along a personalized mosaic for each of them.
Agapantus (African Lily) for Jane, a flower-lover.
A robin for Sophia because a little robin often visits her garden.
And a stag beetle for Kellie because we had a funny conversation about the stag beetles in my garden flying past my neighbour and making her scream! Hilarious!
The ceramicist I worked with has now settled into her own studio and is busy making lots of beautiful things. And, as every studio should have a name plaque, I made this for Gina.
It was lovely getting back to designing and making mosaics and I’m really looking forward to getting started on my next project
We often visit a local farm shop with a tea-room and beautiful garden and a couple of weeks ago I was sitting on a bench enjoying a cuppa and a slice of something naughty when I noticed that the bench had two empty oval recesses just crying out to be mosaiced. So, I made templates of the recesses with a brown paper bag, had a word with the owner (who wasn’t sure if she was dealing with a mad woman) and set off home to make my designs.
The birds in the garden gave me my inspiration
I was even surrounded by them when I went back to install the mosaics onto the bench (felt a bit like a scene from a Disney movie!)