Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Wed Report - Karalee mosaic chair progress

Wednesday update: Dave and Sandy at school!

Started off with a cold morning - good drive to the school, traffic in good flow. Much easier without the trailer of mosaics being towed.

Beautiful Queensland winter day; working in brilliant sunshine, we were warm as we worked hard. Added more to the snake back, started to join it all up, river now starting to run down to the floor to the drain. Beautiful colours. Sore hands and finger tips but Savlon and Band Aids are helping.

Tomorrow, Popette is back on the scene and mosaicking mum is coming to lend her artistic hand.

Here are a few work in progress pictures; the school students love the chair and are very excited.

I have a beginner's workshop on Saturday so will be busy back at the studio on Friday to prepare for it. Polly is coming over and mum to help set it up and catch up on things. If you would like to learn the art of mosaics, come to one of my beginner mosaic classes. You would be able to do any of the cutting and mosaics on this chair. I will teach you the mosaic on fibreglass mesh method, the direct method and a touch of 3-D, mixed media. I am really looking forward to this weekend Saturday class.
So much to do! Have a good and happy mosaic day where-ever you are and if you are reading my blog/diary, thank you and please feel free to post a comment!
I found a very interesting new mesh method on this chair - I call it "deep pockets" and I will really utilize it in the Stever Irwin Mosaic Tribute mural for Australia Zoo, which will start as soon as this seating arena is complete.
I also found kneeling on polystrene sheets protects your work under foot and under "knee" and is very comfortable. A pull along trolley, flat board on wheels if a major accessory. Tomorrow we are doing the big petals and hopefully connect the whole dreamtime snake. So exciting.
The spin the bottle Sandy Style article will be out soon in a magazine and some exciting news about MAANZ.
The Beginner dvd will be finally ready by end June; held up by me continually adding new contect to it. I am also putting out a dvd on how to maintain mosaics on projects such as this chair for my clients.
State of Origin is on at the moment so I am back to cheer on Queensland! Go the maroons!
The shop will be open on Friday by appointment for clients and students if you needs tiles, smalti, adhesive, grout or a cuppa!
Darn, we lost the first round of State of Origin 2008, but Blues, you better watch out at Suncorp Stadium!
Cheers and happy nipping
Sandy Robertson
Mosaic Artist and Mosaic Teacher
Brisbane Queensland Australia
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