Monthly Archives: July 2014

Summer is Here!

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Italy is on every mosaic enthusiast’s list of travel destinations and for good reason! Wandering through the medieval mountain side villages, the Vatican museums and the once buried city of Pompeii, discovering old and new mosaics among the breathtaking statues and frescoes is truly inspirational.  Italy is a place which begs you to return and that we will, I am sure!  I encourage all of you to visit the home of the Masters and be inspired! 🙂  The mosaic below is made of Italian Smalti glass tile which is cut using a hammer and hardi.  No grout is used.  All the tessarae are hand-cut to cut neatly side by side.

 

Woman's Face, Italy

Woman’s Face, Italy

 

Back in the studio, Summer in Bermuda  is time to host workshops for   holiday visitors keen to make their own souvenir, whether they have time to book ahead for an afternoon or drop in for an hour.  For our cruise ship visitors, grouting is done the next day with delivery to Dockyard. Delivery can also be arranged for other parts of the island for our land-based guests.

Locally, some working moms are taking quality time with their little ones and creating masterpieces for bedroom walls or sun-catchers for the bedroom window. The little ones are so excited about their mosaics, they find it hard to leave them overnight for the grouting!

Personally, I am working on a pet portraiture of our beloved beagle!  Drop by and see the progress….it is slow as I work on it between workshops 🙂

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