Monday, December 21, 2009

King George Square - heated discussion

Art in King George Square - new coffee shop opened - Dancing Ladies - 12 Days of Christmas

Nine Ladies Dancing - King George Square - Artist Dozen - Brisbane city council

Monday Morning, alarm goes off at 4.45am! Dave and I leap out of bed and prepare to pack the trailer with the nine ladies dancing - mosaic murals I have created for the King George Square, Artist Dozen, 12 Days of Christmas Carol project - Brisbane City Council - 2009.

Rain and storms were forecast - anxious eyes watched the heavens over Brisbane City Hall and the King George Square. I thought it was a good line " we are thinking outside the mosaic square" at King George Square. I wished to show visitors and residents of Brisbane that mosaics are not all "flat" so my take on the Christmas Carol, was Ladies at BrisVegas, dancing in the Square and outside of the square. No square dancing here...Pole dancers, go-go dancers, can-can, show girl dancer, water ballet (the costume on this dancer was made from a gold kitchen scourer, so it was waterproof!!!!!)....two girls from the Moulin Rouge (legs are the stems of the cocktail glasses)....a belly dancer and a 2 metre tall mosaic dancer.....

Three of the dancers are in the "bird cate" the can-can, go-go and belly dancer!

The tall dancer on the reverse side of the huge polystyrene Number 9 has her dancing arms outstretched to the glittering mirror mosaic disco ball which is epoxied to the top of the number 9!

Lots of people danced around the number 9 and hundreds of photos were being taken. Children with parents were filling the Square on such a beautiful evening. It was good to see the Square being used. The artwork pulled people back to the Square.
Full story coming on OzMosaics website. If you get the chance, visit King George Square, Brisbane Queensland Australia to see the Christmas Carol, Twelve Days of Christmas with a new slant! The Artist Dozen presented by Brisbane City Council. Thanks to Tian for the opportunity to be part of this fun and exciting public art project.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Birds of a Feather MAANZ - Ronald McDonald House

Sandy Robertson made a bird called "hope" and Veronica Schubert made a bird called "pink healing light".

Sandy added finishing touches to both birds and photographed them before they took flight and left the nest...headed to be installed at Ronald McDonald House by the MAANZ Brisbane project team.

We enjoyed making these birds. Sandy's bird has a mosaic bird, the soul mate...and is a symbol of hope and encourgment...take wings and fly....on a wing and a prayer....

To all guests at Ronald McDonald House, may your dreams come true, hold on to hope and we send Pink Healing Light.....

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Partridge in a Pear Tree - Number 1 Day 1

Day One - I love this artwork. The artist has done Partridge in a Pear Tree - a combination of laminated timber, wool/string and nails has resulted in an imaginative and extremely detailed artwork. This number 1 is in King George Square, Brisbane, Queensland Australia.

Day One of the Twelve Days of Christmas:

.... the Artist Dozen - A fabulous project running until December 24th (Christmas Eve)!
Sandy will be in King George Square Monday 21st December - 9 Ladies Dancing!

We wish all the artists perfect weather whilst making their "numbers".

The solar powered Christmas Tree looks beautiful at night!

I think I will make a mosaic out of the photo that is blurred, I love it!

Working on my BrisVegas!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Artists Dozen - Brisbane City Council - King George Square

Fabulous Tree! Solar Powered! Have you posted your letter to Santa yet, Brisbane has this gorgeous mail box in King George Square - I love it!

Even has a big slot for large letters to Santa. I have some very special wishes for Santa - for some very special people who deserve some extra happiness in their lives! I know they have been nice and not naughty! Please Santa deliver something to you know who!!!
Exciting news!

I have been selected as one of the Artist Dozen - 12 artists will work on a 2 metre high number - the Twelve Days of Christmas Carol -
is being depicted in artwork (but think outside the square!). King George Square?

Each day, 12 days before Christmas (December 24th) an artist will be in KGS from 7am till afternoon, painting or in my case, covering the tall number in mosaic art.

My theme "9 ladies dancing". I am working on the design in OzMosaics Studio and I will share the making of it on the OzMosaics website.

It's very interesting and I am in mosaic madness mode, but mosaic magic will prevail! Lots of mosaic addicts are keen to take part.

So if you get the opportunity, visit Brisbane City and check out King George Square and give the artists a cheer on.
Join MANA to follow the making of the "9 ladies dancing"

Much of the mosaic will be fabricated at my studio and glued to the main number on the day, with fill in. It's a true mosaic marathon!
Keep checking in, sign up for the free newsletter on the home page and for MANA!
More soon, flat out - happy mosaic making.

Cheers for Christmas and the Holiday Season,

Sandy Robertson
Studio OzMosaics
Mosaic Wine Bottles and Gifts!
When you need a mosaic marathon, come to OzMosaics Studio in Brisbane!

Everything for mosaics check out our mosaic online store!
Orders online in December, over $100 receive a $10 gift voucher!
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Professional advice when you need it!
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Last Minute Mosaic Christmas Gift - Offer from Sandy

Create your own wine bottle gifts and personalized labels!

Want to know how?
What glue to use? (This is HOT INFORMATION!!!!!!)

What can you do with it afterwards (this is fantastic!!!!!) - You will not have heard of this idea before! You have to come and find out! You know you can trust me when I say, you won't be disappointed~!

Come to a mini workshop at OzMosaics! Are you interested? - Make these gifts before Christmas, contact Sandy for info! 38474873

Just phone and fit yourself in, work around Sandy in the studio!

Buy tiles as you need them from the OzMosaics Shop!

No grouting!

Workshop -come for the day or evening to suit you, between now and Christmas (ring and discuss it with Sandy!)

$55 tuition and coffee/tea!
Labels supplied - we print while you are here!
Buy and bring your wine bottles (get clean skins!) (as many as you like, it's addictive). Adorn in Christmas or other floral mosaics.

So the idea is $55 for as long as you are here one day or evening!
Instruction and use of Studio! Bring a friend!

Listen to music as you make your Christmas gifts.
Sandy is working on big mural for King George Square so you can watch while you work!

Buy the tiles and glue/materials as you go. It works out quite inexpensive! You pick out your own tiles and just pay for what you use.

Eg bring your full, clean skin wine bottles, as many as you want.
Make fabulous personalized gifts.
Tools supplied.
More info, contact Sandy! I guarantee you will love making these, once you know the tips and tricks you are on your way!!!!!! Lots of fabulous ideas are waiting for you!

You will not have made these in this MANA of mosaics before! It's a special technique and it's so good!

The glue is amazing, I am not telling any more until MANA is launched! So if you want amazing Chrismas gifts at incredibly low cost - it's you talent that make them marvellous, come and join us! (c) OzMosaics

copyright (OzMosaics Sandy Robertson) 2000-2009

This is another original mosaic project from OzMosaics!
Updated from earlier wine bottle making fact sheets!

Constantly thinking outside the mosaic square.
Wait till you try this glue!
TRUST ME - THIS IS A PERFECT GIFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bird in our garden
Listen to the bird call No1 on list (the sound file)
This gorgeous thing comes every year at this time and keeps us all awake, but it is amazing.
I have photos of the female - only time I have seen it "live" from a few years ago.
Awesome bird, can be noisy!
mosaic artist, Brisbane.
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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Australian Mosaic Series Sandy Robertson OzMosaics

Great Article!
It inspired me and I made a mosaic tribute in My Australian Mosaic Series.

Friday, December 4, 2009

The secret is out - How does Sandy get so much done? The Handy Sandy! Hands free phone headband!

The Handy Sandy (c) Hands Free Phone Headband!
Think pink!
Sandy has been showing her mosaic students, friends and colleagues how she invented the HandySandy phone SavYa to allow hands free phone chat, whilst making mosaics....

Well the secret it out and thousands are loving the idea! Check it out on You-Tube:
the HandySandy by OzMosaics!

Follow Sandy and mosaic fans on Sandy's facebook page.
Let Sandy know how you use the HandySandy.
Register at OzMosaics now so you are on the mailing list for more exciting tips and tricks in MANA - coming in 2010!

Have a happy mosaic weekend or collect china!
Sandy Robertson
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workshops, classes, supplies, materials, great advice, fun and of course commission!

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