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Monday 21 May 2012

Mosaics in London did good!

The sun is out, and it's time for a blog!

First view of THE Oxo Tower!
First of all, many thanks for all the support and good wishes I had with me in the.gallery@oxo show, in London.

It was a challenging experience - some amazing handmade work being showcased, from textiles, to silverware, jewellery to..mosaics! - it was great to be among them.

The gang of amazing designers down my end!
I think I did what I set out to do, that is get my unusual unique mosaic art out there to see what people really thought of it!  Scary but necessary!

My place!
I found that people either hardly glanced at my 'stall', or absolutely loved my mosaics!  So, when I had had enough people loving them, I didnt feel quite so upset at the glancers!  I took every opportunity to give out my business cards - the other designer/makers laughed at me because I had a target number to give out each day - well, no good them sitting gathering dust in my studio!

My new greeting cards
I sold ten pieces for cold hard cash, gathered contacts for future projects (I hope), gave out heaps of business cards, and sold over a hundred of my new greetings cards (see website!).  I was delighted how they went down and already have some stockists for them. I'm realising what a great way it is to get my work out there as well!

So, all good - shattering, exhilarating, exciting, scary and lots of other things besides.  Great people around me to get to know in the quiet times, and brilliant to be on the Southbank!

Promise, that's it - no more about the.gallery@oxo!


Tuesday 8 May 2012

Orignal mosaic art goes to London!

Just a wee blogette as the handmade in Britain show in the gallery@oxo approaches...

We leave tomorrow with car packed and hopes high - well, you've got to go for it, haven't you?

I'm happy with what I have made, and my trusty iPad slideshow will be showing all that I can make, and have made, and would be happy to make again!

Below are some of the examples of my exclusive work for the show..

                                             London Impressions

Design drops - for table or wall art

Variation on a theme of blues and greens

Thames Barge

Funky Union Jack - well, it is the Olympics and the Jubilee!
My original variation

A new line of bistro tables
The unknown is both exhilarating, challenging and scary - it's all about believing in yourself and what you do. This isnt always easy, is it? -  but with a bit of discipline and determination, CAN be done - seize the day!

I will be tweeting regularly from the show about all the amazing work there - @justmosaics - and will blog on my return, with lots of stories to tell, I hope!!