Sunday, February 10, 2008

There a pink one and a purple one......

Very exciting news! The studio gate latch clicked, the doorbell rang and once again another package! This time from Paris, France! Wow.
Mireille Eyermann has sent DownUnder to Australia a pink and purple zebra. Exquisitely cut from stained glass, the detail is beyond perfect!
Thank you Mireille!

The pink and purple zebras will look wonderful as we also have a pink dolpin! Colour is everything. I have written to Australia Zoo and I am waiting to hear from them to visit and decide the location at the zoo. Hopefully, it won't be long now before I can start planning the design. At the moment all the mosaics are under wraps in my stash room and it certainly is an impressive stack of mosaic art!

I wonder whether it might be the first mosaic mural on this scale to be done with mosaics donated from mosaic artists and mosaic friends around the world? We certainly have most creatures great and small and we will be making many, many mosaics here and will blend it all together.

It seems incredible that so many people are so passionate about their art and they are so generous....what with the materials, time and postage it is a really gift of art from the heart.

Many mosaics are still winging their way here and anyone else who would like to contribute and can do their mosaic in the next month, please email me. I can squeeze you in if I know what you are sending.

So the mosaics are all resting and waiting in the wings whilst my mind runs wild with ideas. My dreams are full of this mosaic, and whilst I work on my big current projects and run the workshops it's very inspiring. As soon as I have finished my current work, I will list all the mosaics and list all contributors on a thank you web page.

I think Steve would be very proud and I am sure he is watching over this mural. If it brings a little more joy to the Irwin family and happines when they see this mural, it's all worthwhile.

Ouch, in my excitement to open the studio door, I banged my hand on the door lock; nice bruise! I am tired from cleaning and scraping all my tools this afternoon.....I am so messy sometimes when I workd fast and hard. I pay for it by having to scrub them all! Will I ever learn?

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Grout and grout

What a busy day. Mum and I grouted the final panel for the big chair and the mosaic looks beautiful. The mosaic sunflower and Indigenous mosaics by the students looks really colourful and very Gaudi! LOL! Fantastic mix of colours and mosaic vitreous tile mixed with ceramic tile and china. The white china flowers really stand out in the black grout.

We sorted out thousands of mosaic photos and enjoyed a lovely dinner by Dave. Tomorrow, I will set up the workshop, seal the latest floral mosaic tabletop and top of the benchtop in the hutch. The mini tile mosaic by Polly (Shirley) will really shine with the sealer.

I will seal the slate floors, move the mosaic dunny to the pool area and wash all the windows. I have to write all the new fact sheets on my new laptop; this will get me familiar with the new computer. I haven't had much time to explore the new computer and it looks great but I hate flat keyboards.

I have a laser pointer for the new workshop set up and I am looking forward to trying it out. Very handy to point to things in the studio when teaching. Weird and wonderful.

I broke down and enjoyed some very nice Lindt chocolate and every bite was delicious. I don't think I can live without chocolate which is a really sad confession.

Popette if you read this I am sending pink light to your little puppy...hope he is feeling better tonight.

I have found a fabulous new liquid soap that seems to wash grout off very well. It's a non-soap and it's base is aloe vera, very interesting. Oh well, off to bed to dream on the layout for the fish mosaics on the big chair and the entwining mosaic snakes.

I am looking forward to a busy day getting preparations done. We bought the backerboard for the school mosaic sign today from Bunnings and drew up the cut out and worked out the installation points. I will extend the mosaic sign area this week. Hopefully get down to Karalee School Wednesday week for more installation.

Hope everyone had a great weekend.
Sandy Robertson
Mosaic Artist & Mosaic Teacher, Brisbane, Queensland Australia.
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