Working with Seniors

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We facilitated 5 mosaic-making sessions with seniors at a long-term care centre. We cut out the templates from plywood and prepared a big selection of materials, and we provided coaching and direction. The actual work was done by the residents, none of whom had done this kind of thing before. I think they did a great job, and it was a great pleasure to watch these folks become engaged with the project. The photo above shows the work created by the seniors.

Sue’s Sparrow

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A mosaic sketch improvised watching the sparrows in our back yard.  Twinkling in at 16.5″ long and 9.5″ tall. For Sue.

Northern Flicker

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This Northern Flicker mosaic is being donated for the silent auction at the Salah Bachir Show in support of St. Joseph’s Health Centre here in Toronto. This work is made with a combination of broken crockery and smalti tiles. It’s 38 inches beak to tail.

Saw-whet Owl

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We’re donating this mosaic for an upcoming fundraiser supporting the Pelee Island Bird Observatory.

Long-eared Owl

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We’re donating this mosaic for an upcoming fundraiser supporting the Pelee Island Bird Observatory.

The McCracken Cardinal

We installed the McCracken Cardinal at a delightfully eclectic bungalow in Brampton Ontario. This mosaic is made from “everything but the kitchen sink” – from broken crockery to smalti tiles to erector set pieces. This piece has a great wall with lots of daylight, which will change it’s appearance as the light changes through the day.

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