Here are some of the mosaics from the stained glass workshop at Hobbycraft...and they are so stunning! Everyone was really pleased with the results. One of my students sat down and said "Oh, this is the best day I've had in a long time!" (she hadn't even started yet!) These are the works in progress, then they get grouted and beautify a bright place!
It's not too late to have a go yourself! There's another one coming up on... Saturday 23 Nov 1- 4.30 pm please see adult classes page
At the Higher Croft Community Centre, we have been creating some really unique mosaics! This mural shows subjects like fish, florals and, Star Wars! I think everyone should choose their own design and colors, as it's a really important way to express yourself. It was great fun to work with residents from Action on Hearing Loss, and we all enjoyed this project. I think there are more activities in the pipeline, so watch this space!
I have been really busy again, and here is the evidence! At the Jamia Ghosia Mosque, Blackburn, are yet another set of talented artists, yet many didn't realise it at the beginning! So many beautiful ornate patterns!
"I love felting in a marbly style and mixing lots of colors together!" said one of my fellow felters at Brockholes Nature Reserve.... they are gorgeous! We made all sorts of shapes including Easter bunnies, dolphins, chicks, treble clefs, fish, dragonflies and lots of other shapes!
Well aren't these the most colorful, beautiful mosaics from amateurs that you ever did see? I'd say they're not amateurs any more! The Blackburn Integrated Community Engagement Partnership organised this project with objectives to integrate communities as well as offering information advice and guidance for careers. Hopefully there will be more photos to follow with another group in the area... watch this space!
I have been busy working with student designs for a momentous floor mural! Terry, a Ranger for Preston City Council has been working with the Friends of Fishwick and St. Matthew's (www.friendsoffishwickandstmatthews.org.uk) to gather funds for this colorful idea. Terry approached St. Matthew's School from the local area to get some fab designs, 'witch' were used directly as templates for the mosaic! These drawings are so lively! 'Twas a busy year with witchy, sporty, royal and heritage themes - all worthy of celebration! I'm really chuffed with the finished piece to go on the footpath at Fishwick Bottoms, just off London Road near the River Ribble in Preston (yes I'm posting now, we have been waiting for the weather to warm up so it can be installed...!)