June saw me in Italy and it’s as beautiful as the novels and movies suggest! Tuscany is just gorgeous with its medieval towns, fields, flowers and vineyards. Then, there is the wine and food…ahhhhhh! It’s just natural that the stores close for the afternoon naps!
Back in the Town of St. George, it’s been busy with visitors to Bermuda meandering the streets of St. George and local residents exploring what’s new. We have a couple of new stores in the town which is great to see. The most notable for me is the frozen yogurt shop….it’s the kind you get to choose your toppings! Yo Cherry….here I come 🙂 Bicycle rentals are something we are seeing more of in St. George’s while the water lovers are zipping around on jet skis in the Harbour. On the quieter side of life, there is always the quaint Tobacco Bay and larger St. Catherine’s beach to enjoy. Tobacco Bay has a Chill Night on Friday nights throughout the summer…music and bonfire!
Families and friends have been enjoying their creative side at Pieceworks. …both locals and visitors. We’ve been open for three summers now and always happy to see repeat mosaic enthusiasts!
Have a peak at the photos below and see if there’s anyone you recognize…and see what they have created 🙂
Finally, the wintry weather seems to have passed and it’s starting to feel like summer! The whales are out along South Shore as they make their way north and the Longtail birds are flying around the coast….our sign that summer is on its way. On the way home the other day, people had pulled over to the side of the road to watch the whales breaching outside the reefs….with the sun out and Longtails flying…it was a truly beautiful day to stop and enjoy!
This month’s visitors to Pieceworks included the Owen family from Shropshire, England. It was their second visit to Bermuda …and second visit to Pieceworks. How wonderful to see them again. Their mosaic collection at home has just grown by two more….a scary shark and a beautiful fish sun catcher 🙂
Repairs to Long House in March
It has been a long wet and windy winter for us this year. Weather delayed repairs to our historic building but Pieceworks remained dry and open! We celebrated birthdays and enjoyed Mosaic and Wine nights….in addition to making our way to Warwick Academy for a craft experience with Year 2s. Last but not least, Pieceworks welcomed Heather and her son, Colin from Canada yesterday :). Colin led mom in their mosaic airplane with eyes, no less! Heather had checked out fun activities to do while on holiday and signed up for mosaics after a morning at Masterworks Super Saturday! Colin is going home with fun handmade crafts to remember his first trip to Bermuda. This mom and son really did discover that Bermuda offers ….so much more!
Pieceworks has just received a new supply of bases for wall plaques. Whatever your passion….parrots, fish, roosters, horses, dachshunds, music or decorating a child’s room, there is something for your creative side 🙂
Drop in’s are welcome but please reserve a time to avoid disappointment.
Deposits may be required for groups.
Back in the studio tomorrow!
Pieceworks will be closed from Wed. August 27th – Sept 1st.
I’m off seeking inspiration and supplies 🙂
Enjoy your weekend,
The studio is a refuge from the heat (or rain, recently) this summer with friends and family spending time together and trying their hand at mosaics. Below are some photos of summer themed wall plaques that budding artists of all ages have created in the past few weeks. I hope you enjoy looking at them and you will find inspiration to try your hand at an art/craft, whatever it may be.