Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Lockdown mosaics

Dear Blogger Friends,

As I write this from the UK, we are entering our second week of lockdown due to the coronavirus.  Best wishes to all of you, wherever you are.

As a mosaic artist, I am lucky enough to have my studio at home, so work has not changed drastically for me.  As all this unfolded, I challenged myself to keep busy everyday.  It is great to try and be creative and productive, whatever you do.

A few days ago I finished my first project - a mosaic paving stone (one of four) to go on the patio my husband is laying around our new summerhouse, which arrived just in time.

I knew exactly the vibrant, uplifting pattern I would do, as I have made it on a number of my bistro tables before - see below.


It is such a versatile and colourful design that I knew would always bring me joy - especially, as I asked each member of my family to choose three of their favourite colours (from my selection of porcelain tiles below) and their favourite shape for me to include in the design!


The collage below shows how I have gradually made the mosaic over the past few weeks - trying to vary the position and choice of colours to give the paving stone as much zing as possible.


After the mosaic had been grouted and sealed and left over night to dry, it was time to install it in the patio - 



And there it is, hopefully for a long time to come!  I have three more mosaic paving stones of a similar design to make over the coming months, and I will ask my friends now to choose their three favourite colours to include in them. 


Many thanks for reading - it would be great if you could share it with any friends who you think might be interested.
All the best, until next time,
Felicity x


1 comment:

  1. Loved watching the tile evolve. Awesome as are all your creations. Stay well.

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