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Saturday 30 December 2017

An exciting mosaic new year!

Hello everyone,

As 2017 comes to an end and I have had a lovely Christmas break with my family and friends, I am starting to look ahead to what 2018 has in store for my mosaic business.

I spent the last few months of 2017 making a lot of smaller mosaics for Christmas presents, which was great and I feel very lucky to have been so busy.  But the beginning of 2018 brings something very different - a large fish commission for a client's kitchen.  So, the first few months will be taken up with one mosaic.  I am very much looking forward to making it, and having the time to immerse myself in creating a large work of art.

The commission came about from a phone call to my business line one day - 07944 635487.  The caller said she had seen my work in a fish restaurant in Oxford, and had taken my card a few years ago.  She and her husband were now in a position to commission a mosaic for their kitchen, and could they come a visit me at my studio?  No problem.

They came here in early December to discuss what they wanted and if was possible (which of course it was!). They were particularly taken with the marlin mosaic (see below), which I was very happy to make for them - obviously it would be unique to them, but along similar lines.  They especially liked the movement and lift of the marlin, and the splashes of light, which were hand made tiles.

Before we could go any further, my clients had to decide the size they wanted.  I always suggest clients blu-tac a piece of newspaper on the wall to see what size would work in the proportions of the room.  This is what they did, and emailed me a size, asking for a quote.  We agreed on a price and up front deposit and I put their commission in my order book for the new year.  Exciting!

So, blogger friends, I will attempt to give you a weekly update on the progress of the marlin and I would be really grateful if you could share it with your friends and followers - anything you can do would be much appreciated!

Many thanks, and look out for the first post in the first week of January as I get started.  Look forward to hearing from you,

Felicity x