Mosaics and Paint: More than it’s cracked up to be…..

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I am pleased to showcase a bit of press I received after the successful commissioning of the new sign for Tito’s in Goa and also the ‘to go’ selfie corner’ as living proof that you were there…. Follow their events here http://www.titosgroup.com/home/photogallery and if you go down there to Goa please do send me in your selfies so I can share the same to my faithful followers and mosaic enthusiasts. My doors are open to new commisions and I will be back in Goa next year for another huge mural. You are welcome to join and share the press. Please check out the article attached.

Back to the studio and now working full swing on my new range of jewelry and some exciting new commissions. I am planning workshops for ther next three months and am pleased to the Mosaic Workshops you love for August 2015 in my Shabby Chic Mosaic Studio.

Full day workshop from 10am – 4pm ( till 5 pm to be on the safe side as I never say no if you want to stay little longer )

· 20th Thursday August 2015
· 22th Saturday August 2015
· 27th Thursday August 2015
· 28th Friday August 2015
You can also book others dates of mutual choice full day, half day or 2 hours only for this August, September and October. Rates are £50 for full day £30 for half day and £15 for the two hour introductory course to mosaics.

There will be plenty of choice of materials and bases to choose from. You can also specify the size before. If you have any mosaic project to finish you are welcome to pop in.

I can also do children parties (upto 10 nos) in my Shabby Chic Mosaic Studio or I can travel to your home. Hen parties, ladies meetings birthday presents for a loved one, private commissions as a gift, school mosaic inquiries are all welcome and I have a range of offerings to suit your taste price and interest.

Please contact me early for more details and to book a space. Please feel free to forward this mail onto to your friends. I am happy to offer a £5 credit for every member your recommend so if you bring in three members for the intro course you will be able to participate for free! Just remember that all members should attend the same course to qualify for the credit.

Looking forward to kicking off this season’s mosaics and sharing the limelight with you in my studio.

Some of my latest creations are available for sale here: Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/AnyaMosaics. You can follow some of the latest developments @ FB: https://www.facebook.com/Anyamosaicsandsoul

Looking forward to seeing you soon
Anya

anyamosaics@gmail.com
mob. 07849501364

Please Check out the video on the making of the India wall @ http://buff.ly/Tml30y

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Short little film on making the Indian #mosaic mural

With the wall in Goa completing two years it’s only apt to show a little bit how it was put together. I hope you find it useful.
Anya
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An inspiration for Mosaic Artists and Fans: Tunisia

Tunisia is the smallest country in Africa and never for once did it strike my mind that I would find so much inspiration given the mosaic line of work I am in. When I think back I remember Carthage and all the stories with the Romans and the battles. But as time passes one forgets history and all the ways the world was connected back then. Most people remember it for the recent revolution which was a change towards democracy but it will take some time before the locals can see some fruits as their daily lives have not changed a huge deal other than the way they can voice themselves but the people are warm and friendly unless you befriend a shopkeeper. Then it may be a chore to go away without buying something. I was also rather struck how liberal the country was despite having a 98% Muslim population and did not find myself out of place.

Moving back to Mosaics I was truly amazed to see the number of museums as well as the use of mosaics in their day to day lives. The Bardo museum has the biggest collection of well preserved and near complete mosaics I have seen. They are housed in both a modern building (light and spacious) and the old palace. Just glance here to see a virtual tour of what I am talking about and you will see the amount of depth and the scale of the exhibits that i am talking about.

If mosaics is not the only thing you are after you have the weather and the ability to actually walk in the Colosseum in El Jem and admire the scale of the same. I don’t believe I would be a fan of the games myself but I accept that was one of the things popular during those times. If you also decide that mosaics is your thing you can visit the local museum using the same ticket and admire some of the local mosaics that adorned some of the houses around that area as it was a place of wealth during those times. I would recommend having a look at this chapter for those who would love to read some more background on the Tunisian Roman mosaics. You will find that almost every major town in Tunisia will have beautiful mosaics to talk about and if you can’t visit I thought blogging about it would inspire my work, fans of mosaic as well as children that I work with.

All in all though I don’t do a huge amount of work in the Roman style  but this is something I would consider even further though I was involved with Debbie Stirling to produce a replica of the iconic hare in Corinium Museum. This was be presented to civic leaders in Itzehoe next week to mark the 25th anniversary of Cirencester’s link with the German town. I now generally love to work with glass but there is an interest for Roman mosaics given they landed here too in England.

I am always looking for new ideas and inspiration and this summer would lead to many new and interesting projects unless of course I look at Medusa and turn to stone. Then of course I would become my own mosaic but I suppose that would not be a bad thing!

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Chronicles of the Mosaic Workshop 1 and 2 June 2013 in Gloucestershire

DSCF9267Pictures speak a thousand words they say and beauty can only be appreciated by creations so I leave you to be the judge of the finished works that we produced here this June start in the Poole Keynes village hall. I would like to proudly point out that the village hall sign was previously made by local Judy who has a passion for the village hall and this shows in her work.

This workshop was more intense and almost a master course as the attendees were all charged up to produce creations that they could display proudly in their settings.

We had a special visitor for the second day as the troops carried on gallantly and young Daniel was very inspired to join the lovely ladies as they completed their beautiful creations.

As usual the proud finish with the completed works. One of the mosaics will be installed in the wall with adequate arrangements made for the placement of a fountain through the same. This will add a real highlight to the garden. The other mosaics will also be beautiful when mounted and I will have more pictures when the same is mounted and grouted.

At last it was time to pack and go and leave the mountains of materials alone. I have no doubt that they will indeed inspire a lot more creations. I have started sourcing really beautiful and expensive materials for my courses and my lovely artists agreed that they had a wonderful time out and the course was the best value for money deal that they received. I am proud of their creations and look forward to leaving a mark and having happy memories in many more homes.

The next course might be at the end of June or sometime in July. If you are interested in joining please send me feedback as well as indicate the rough dates when it might work for you. Thanks Monica, Yate heritage centre and all the people that liked my competiton entry on the Hobby Island page. Likes are only counted on his page so if you loved Orlith on my page I would be greatful if you like the correct link and as if I win I will donate the materials for the next community mosaic. Please also visit my facebook page and like it.

Have a wonderful summer and catch you soon in the sunshine.

Mosaic course 18,19 May 2013

We were very busy on another exciting mosaic course. All students worked very hard to achieve amazing mosaic. Some even made 2 or 3 mosaics! Please look at the photos and admire stunning creations! The weather was great, just stopped raining on Friday to give us warm sunshine on Saturday and Sunday!

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1. Mosaic Workshop 18,19 May 2013

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Mosaic Workshop 1 and 2 June 2013 in Gloucestershire

Creative Mosaic Workshop
 
10- 5 pm Saturday 1 June 2013
10 – 1pm Sunday 2 June 2013
Only £ 75 for both days!
Venue: Poole Keynes Village Hall – Beautiful village in the heart of Cotswold
GL7 6EG
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, – only 25 minuts from Swindon ( Wiltshire)
All materials, snacks and drinks are included in the price – only £ 75 for 2 days!
We will create exciting mosaics on wood, mesh and other objects.
For my friends who are on a mosaic course (18,19 May) it will be second part ( and only £65 for them). We can finish mosaics or/on start new ones.
This course is suitable for beginners and advanced students.
I was very quiet for last years and come back to life again!
Lets enjoy life together.
Please contact me for more details and to enroll. You can check previous courses and what amazing mosaics students created : just look at the mosaic workshop.
Indian Lotus

Big Indian Mosaic – how it all began

From what was only heap of rubbish and dirt and awful smell of sewage and garbage you can see this transformation of the wall. Most important is the Wall which is big, lovely and very promising and I could  spread the canvas once I got approval from the owners in terms of the creative content

It took us few days to clean up the entire place before the work started. and to prepare the wall with special waterproofing chemicals. To note some of the mosaics were made on mesh and the others were done impromptu in a magical flash of creativity. I will be teaching on how to do mosaics on mesh in my next classes and you can use this technique for the outdoors.

Getting back to the work the rest is of course history and a mark has been left in the neighborhood of colour and joy. If you like what I do visit my facebook page to like