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.
We make butterfly mosaics from all kinds of unusual materials. This one has flowerpots and poker chips. If you have special materials you would like to transform into a mosaic, we can do it for you.
Made with a combination of smalti tiles, and bits and bobs the Long Branch Butterfly – December 2015 is shown here.
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.
This butterfly features saucers and lids!