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.
Just in time for the Mississauga Garden Festival on June 23rd, 2019 – Long Branch Mosaics will be set up for the day in the Marketplace Artists & Artisans zone. The Festival is free, with plenty of activities for all ages. It runs rain or shine from 10am-4pm in Riverwood Park. Come out and enjoy!
This butterfly mosaic was made with Smalti glass tiles. It’s a donation for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada June silent auction.
This butterfly has a wingspan of about 19 inches. It’s made with shells, broken crockery, ceramic tiles, smalti tiles, pennies, plastic flowers.
This one is for our place on Twenty Seventh Street here in Toronto.
These two new butterflies each have a wingspan of about 19 inches. They’re made with broken crockery, ceramic and smalti tiles and a few surprises.
Some of our butterfly mosaics imitate actual butterfly species, but others like this “6-penny” butterfly made by Tuffy P as a gift, are completely improvised.