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Summer Time

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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 🙂255                                        250249 119 260 259

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Where did March go?

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Repairs to Long House

Repairs to Long House in March

Birthday party!

Birthday party!

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St. George’s in Bloom

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Flower pots are being pulled out, planters and gardens are being replanted for the St. George’s in Bloom Competition on Saturday, May 17th. Meander the streets and stop by The Globe and see the caterpillars and chrysalis in their garden.  Tucker Museum’s herb garden will be open as well.  The Olde Towne Market starts up for the season with vendors showing their wares (2-5 p.m).  In addition, there will be a Garden on Wheels parade (3 p.m) …so pull out your bicycles, dress them up with flowers and join the fun outside the World Heritage Centre.  Vendors and events will be between Water Street and The World Heritage Centre.

For more information on setting up a vendor table…especially with a Spring or Garden theme (honey, fruits, vegetables, crafts, teas) please visit http://www.oldetownemarketsg.com to fill out a form for a table.  Charge is $25 for selling…free if you are just providing information. Free for farmers, fishermen, etc.

Onto mosaics……….been busy in the studio and finally finished a special piece I’ve been working on.  Hope you enjoy it…better yet, pop by Pieceworks and say ‘hi’ when you are in the Olde Towne for St. George’s in Bloom. 🙂

Pieceworks will have a special workshop for St. George’s in Bloom.   Come by and mosaic a flower pot…$25  Gift for Mom???

Happy Mother’s Day to all the hard working moms!!  Relax, Celebrate…but most of all enjoy your family!

 

Shards of Joy,

Donna

'Eye on You' Mosaic

“Eye on You”

Mosaic Enthusiasts

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April is upon us and there is definitely a buzz in the ol’ Towne of St.George. I am thrilled that young and young- at- heart choose Pieceworks to enjoy time with family and friends, creating keepsakes of their time together.  Locals come with visitors and make a mosaic to remember Bermuda and their time together.  Moms come with  their tots to have fun an enjoy each other….as well as build those fine motor and problem solving skills 🙂  The best learning comes through play!  As a teacher, I have definitely found my niche!  I get the best part of teaching without all the paperwork!!!  Below are photos of a group friends and the other family…all enjoying their time together and making memories. Isn’t that what it’s all about??? 🙂  Happy Easter!

 

More Mosaics from IWC LadiesFamily workshop

 

‘Tis The Season

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Ever since I was a child, it was the smell of a Christmas Tree that made my Christmas!  My husband proposed to me on Christmas Day, by the Christmas tree….and every year, we celebrate it with our extended family, reminding me of the most important thing in my life…family!  So, it’s no wonder that my favourite mosaic to create is a ……..Christmas Tree.  This one is made of stained glass, wispy green, textured amber and accented with red glitter glass tiles.  The border is maple irido glass tiles.

May the joy of Christmas be yours throughout the New Year.  God Bless!

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Valentine’s Day is Coming

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February is the month for hearts, red, candies and flowers!  I’ve been busy in the studio creating gift items for someone special – votive candle holders, picture frame, pendants and small wall plaques.  All of the items have vibrant red stained glass which I just love because it has some streaks of orange-red. Some items have a mix of stained glass with venetian tile or irridescent stained glass pieces. There have been some ‘oohs’ and cries of  ‘I love that!’ by people passing the shop…so that is a good sign.  I love making the mosaic pieces but I always wonder…will someone else like it?  Will my piece be the ‘something special’ that catches a person’s eye…to give as a gift.  I hope so!

Yesterday, I left the calla lily  I was working on ..I just had the urge to work with shells and ended up completing a picture frame with a large Bermuda shell, piece of coral and broken, sea-smoothed pottery.  I decided on a clear textured glass for the remainder of the frame and then added some aqua beads to give it some ‘pop’.  I’m pleased with the final product. 🙂

On the down-side, I had a disappointment this week…. The mirror pieces that I had mixed in with smalti tile to create a water scene had tarnished after a couple of years of hanging in my home.  I knew mirror could be tricky to adhere to a substrate and this was proof….the adhesive can cause the backing of the mirror to come off.

St. George’s is holding it’s Old Town Market on Sunday afternoon.  I’ll be out on Water Street with a little table and my Valentine gifts for sale.  I’ll also have some bead jewelry made by my friend, Susan. If you are in Bermuda, I hope you’ll stop by!Valentine's candle holder Valentine's Frame Valentine's wall plaque