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.
A mosaic sketch improvised watching the sparrows in our back yard. Twinkling in at 16.5″ long and 9.5″ tall. For Sue.
We recently installed these two male cardinals at a home in Paris Ontario. They’re hanging on a set of wires which are designed for roses and clematis to grow on. As the plants mature, they can grow around the mosaics.
These cardinals are traditional mosaics made with smalti glass tiles.
A new bird and some more butterflies on the horizon. Shapes are cut out. Next step is to protect the back and sides before beginning the mosaic. These will be worked directly with mostly broken crockery and a few surprises thrown in.