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Thursday 31 October 2013

Time out in Dartmouth, UK

We had a few days away to mark, and celebrate, our 15th wedding anniversary.

It's great to see new places and neither of us had been to Dartmouth, on the South Coast of England, before.

It was so lovely to see how unspoilt and eccentric it was - with nooks and crannies, unusual buildings and a local feel to it - independent shops, galleries and no restaurant chains!

We had some lovely tapas here !

Windows to the harbour

We walked around the headland to Dartmouth Castle and St. Petroc's Church

Ah - the moody sea!

.... and we were treated to some sun!

This piece of driftwood was just too big for one of my mosaics!

The beach at Slapton Sands a few miles down the coast - calm before the storm!

Regatta - a new mosaic inspired by our trip away!

As an artist, I am learning that you need times like this - to be inspired and give everything a good coat of looking - and Dartmouth fitted the bill perfectly!

Felicity x

P.S.  I am giving away this lovely daisy mosaic on my Facebook page - all you have to do is share my page on your page and you are entered! The draw will take place on Sunday Nov 3rd 2013 - do pop over and join in! www.facebook.com/justmosaics.co.uk

Thursday 3 October 2013

A rare chance to deliver a mosaic bench!

Hello, everyone!
What an exciting day yesterday - just wanted to share it with you!
It's not every day I get to deliver one of my mosaics in person, but we did yesterday, with this bench!
It is made from tanalised wood, is 1.8m x .4m and can be used inside or out - with a wipe clean surface, which is also a work of art!

We delivered it partly because I couldn't get a reasonable delivery price for a piece this big, but also because I put my heart and soul into making my mosaics and I wanted to see its new home and meet its new owners!
So we packed it carefully in the car - with Pip, our springer, of course - well, he wasn't going to miss out on the fun! - and off we went!
Pip wont be left behind!
I cant deliver all of my large mosaics - I wouldn't like to mislead you - but this wasn't too far away and seemed to be the best option all round!
My client's mother was there to take delivery of the bench, and showed us through to her lovely garden, where it was going to live ..
As the bench is heavy, we put it in the place her daughter wanted it to go ..
..before ... 

...and after!

Ta dah!  ....and there it is, in its new home!  They are both so delighted with it - and it means a great deal to me.
I received this lovely email from my client last night ..
'Hi Felicity,
A huge Thankyou!  I can't stop looking at it! Its absolutely beautiful, and incredibly comfortable to sit on.  You are very talented, and very kind to bring it all the way from Bristol
I'm going to put slabs underneath the legs to straighten it up, as the ground there is a bit humpy bumpy.  But it is stunning, and my brother is coming tomorrow, so mum can show it off!
Thankyou sooo much, for making it, I'm thrilled to bits!  I've never seen anything quite like it.
It really is amazing.'

So, a great day all round, and we found a lovely park to give Pip a walk in too!

If you are interested in ordering one of my benches or tables, do follow this link for more details - www.justmosaics.co.uk/furniture-gallery.php

How do you think the bench looks in its new home?  I would love to hear your thoughts!

Felicity x

PS It would be great to add to my noble band of followers, so do share my blog if you like it!