October 1, 2014

And here I am again. I have been off the blog and all social media for a few months now, which has been rather frustrating. I've been completing a diploma in Small Business Management, which includes a yearly mentorship programme. I was hoping this would give me some d...

May 21, 2014

How beautiful is this?!! I want one, or at least, I want to make one.


Olivier Gramond, a French amatuer mosaic artist, exhibited this piece at the Rencontres Internationales de Mosaique (International Mosaic Encounters) exhibition in Chartres, France. This bi-annual ev...

May 7, 2014

So, back again. I have had a couple of weeks with kids home for the school holidays and am now back to work all energised and enthusiastic, which is important, because a lot of things are going on with me at the moment.


Firstly, the mosaic mirror frame I am making for...

April 15, 2014

Ta dah!! For people who like my Facebook page, or for you readers who make a comment on my blog and/or subscribe to my newsletter, I am offering the chance to win one of five of these mosaic pendants, hand-crafted by me using fused and vitreous glass, mini glass cubes,...

April 7, 2014

I'd like to be able to tell you that my panic has lessened, my general disquiet has abated, and that my innate uselessness has been successfully challenged. I really would like to be able to tell you that.

Unfortunately I can't, because I am seemingly just as computer-i...

March 25, 2014

Making a mosaic is a lot like living life.


Woah, deep and existential maybe, but strangely enough, true. Think of every piece of your life - your loves, your work, your passions, your hobbies, your home, your politics, your beliefs, etc. All those parts that maybe over...

March 21, 2014

Perhaps I should have been a geologist.


I have spent my studio time this week listening to Bill Bryson's wonderful book, A Short History of Nearly Everything, and laughing. I am only a few chapters in but already we have covered the Big Bang through to quantum physics...

March 6, 2014

I have been pondering things this week - work, and the nature of work, and how we give ourselves to it or not. And what exactly is it? Work? Is it just something we do to pay the bills? Or is it as Marx argued, that labour is central to a human being’s self-conception...

February 28, 2014

It is, technically-speaking, Saturday, which means that, yes, I am technically late with this post. I actually was ready to post yesterday, my regular post-day - but just not technically ready. You see, I am trying to synch my blog posts to my Facebook page, so that th...

February 21, 2014

OK. Friday - ready to blog.  I would have been here a little sooner but for the drought and a dead duck. Definitely a conspiracy to keep me busy and un-blogged. One of these issues required lots of time with the hose in the veggie patch trying to salvage the summer har...

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