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Expansion and World Domination Plans
I am preparing to move to new premises within the next couple of weeks, where I will have a much larger space to setup my studio rather than battling with a spare bedroom. The new studio will be customised to better facilitate accessibility, thereby helping to minimise working limitations of my current studio imposed by pre-existing injuries. I have some large projects on the go, which I am looking forward to completing in the new studio! These include a 60cm x 50cm framed mosaic wall hanging, depicting cats perched in a tree, a mosaic bird bath, a mosaic wall fountain (with solar powered pump), and two Moroccan style bedside cabinets from reused timber.
I will also post pics of several recently completed mosaic projects over the next few weeks… after each of their recipients receive them.
Artists at Work (Easter 2013)
This Easter long weekend the Southern Moreton Bay Islands (SMBI) put on a real treat for artists and art admirers from everywhere – Artists at Work on Macleay Island attracted just over 1,300 visitors who viewed artworks and talked to the artists.
I accompanied Dianne Little, fellow Mosaic Artist and Russell Island Community Mosaic Group Facilitator to the event, where 21 talented artists working in various media displayed their craft amidst a vibrant and cheerful atmosphere. Artists at Work is a twice yearly event, the next being September 2013.
Local news article about previous Artists at Work (2012) – beware the dates/times etc in this article from last year are no longer valid.
The following is a brief list of my current and recently completed projects, which I will post pictures of soon.
- house number plaque
- “Schmith’s House” wall plaque – completed
- ‘Les chats’ (The cats) wall hanging
- “1932″ art deco coat rack – completed
- unnamed trivet – completed
- trivet (RICMG course – Introduction to Mosaics) – completed
- 2 x bedside cabinets: tongue and groove floor boards, cedar skirting board: re-used timber decking off-cuts
- Moroccan style garden bench: re-used timber decking off-cuts
- bird feeder: ceramic urn lid, turbo oven cover, metal dish, steel mesh (includes nesting box: re-used coffee tin mounted on dead tree branch) – completed
- planter markers: old spoons and forks with custom letter stamping – completed
- wind chimes: old fork & spoons, beads – glass & wood, brass bead caps – completed