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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Fresh Air for Fresh minds equals Fresh insights!

“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. ~ Mark van Doren

There is nothing prouder than to see you mentioned in the context of a teacher and I was indeed pleased to see my name mentioned by Judy Francis at Fresh Air 2013 in Quenington

Judy Francis Based in Gloucestershire, Judy’s mosaics are inspired by Gaudi’s flamboyant buildings in Barcelona and Tiffany’s stained glass collection. She taught art at Hatherop Primary School for many years before studying with local mosaic artists, Erica Bibbings and Anya Burzec. Her work is now eagerly sought for its colourful and vibrant evocations of bird-life and her more abstract panels.

Her lovely rooster and dragon fly are lovely pieces and I can only gasp in awe as I saw them at this wonderful exhibition.

The biennial sculpture exhibition held at five acre grounds of Lucy Abel Smith provides a unique opportunity to see a creative mixture of traditionally modern and cutting-edge contemporary work in a stunning outdoor setting. I was truly delighted to see lovely pieces tucked all around the grounds and these pictures may not do justice to the beauty of the pieces on display. With July 7th the last day a glance at the catalog might inspire you to indulge! http://www.freshair2013.com/catalogue.html

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More recently another creative workshop participant Lisa Brind was kind enough to introduce me to Horsely School near Stroud. This project will be the conversation for another day detailing the joy and happiness working with the school’s lovely children, teachers and parents!

As I look back at all these pictures I’m inspired to work with new participants at my next creative workshop on the 3rd of August 2013 in Poole Keynes. If you are on a social platform add me on Facebook or Google+ and you can book the event directly from the event calendars!

Have a wonderful weekend everybody and if you can please check out Fresh Air 2013 before July 7th!  It is indeed a refreshing sight!


			

New Dates for Good Mates! Check Mate for old Dates!

First of all the boring bits to excite those interested in my next Creative workshop!

New Amazing Mosaic Workshop from 10- 5 pm Saturday 3rd of August 2013

Special and reasonable price on application with plenty of beautiful and new materials to use! Details will be e-mailed when you use the contact form below!

DSCF9775Venue: Poole Keynes Village Hall – Beautiful village in the heart of Cotswold GL7 6EG

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, – only 25 minutes from Swindon. Please check these links for recent previous work-shops to see the wonderful creations you have put together!

https://anyamosaics.co.uk/2013/06/03/chronicles-of-the-mosaic-workshop-1-and-2-june-2013-in-gloucestershire/

https://anyamosaics.co.uk/2013/05/20/mosaic-course-1819-may-2013/

Materials, snacks and drinks are included in the price !

This is a therapeutic and addictive workshop, which will leave you wanting to do more in response to your current requests.  Just as a reminder if you are unable to attend this course you are more than welcome to request for other dates. I am willing to organize 2 day or one day courses when we have a minimum of three participants. 

You can follow me on  facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/Anyamosaicsandsoul

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Now with the workshop announcement over its time for the fun stuff that I have been meaning to put together for a while but too many things got in the way! My visit to the Contemporary Art Fair on the 8th of July was truly special! This year it was crammed with desirable fashion accessories and functional and decorative objects for your home and superb mosaics! But most importantly it gave me an opportunity to connect with Cleo Mussi my favourite and the established Mosaic Artist you know again.

As  Cleo Mussi once said and laughed, ‘I’ve no idea how to describe what I do.’  ‘It’s difficult… if I say I make mosaic, people have images of all sorts of hideous things, but if I say I deconstruct and reconstruct ceramics, that’s a bit pompous. I usually end up just showing people my work.’ Cleo is a joy to be with, very humble and kind and a true inspiration for anybody in this profession. Cleo thanks for inspiring me to do what I do!  I can proudly say that you are partly to blame for me making and teaching mosaics!

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This special day would not have been possible without Angela Ibbs another excellent mosaic artist sending me the tickets. Excellent visit as you will see from the sunshine and what more required to enjoy a superb day in the Bovey Tracey. It is a small pretty and quaint market town, built of cob and granite and known as ‘The Gateway to Dartmoor’. It is also home to the Devon Guild which is a great place to visit and has some more Cleo Mussi exhibits!

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The day dusked but not without my good fortune of falling in love with King Kong. The beautiful festival and the sweet town of Bovey Tracey is well worth a great visit next year or any other opportunity!

Till then for me its back to mosaics and the happy little treats that life proposes. Have a great day! Ciao my lovely blog followers!

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Yate creative workshop for children (5-12)

Great day out with 30 plus children in two shifts plus plenty of mummies, daddies carers etc. It was so sweet to see all the tots big and small and even some of the adults joining in to have some fun and show their creative talent of merging colours and jigsaws that they pieced together in their minds.

The popular shapes were of course the dinosaurs and some of the children knew even what type of dinosaur they were though I must confess I already forgot. How impressive. Time for me to go back to school but I think I need to get a new memory card as mine has got out of storage. I can’t compete with these six and seven year old children any more and of course some of you might appear in the local paper. I will send you details of the link soon.

If you had a great day out please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/158424784336932/ for details on the next event this Saturday. Details also posted on an earlier post in my blog.

Feel free to like my page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anya-Mosaics-and-Soul/455752447804264?ref=tn_tnmn Thanks Monique for your feedback that you kids had a great day out. I hope more people would write some feedback and ideas as that would allow me to do more things with the local community as well as schools in your area.

Was lovely to meet all of you and thanks again for all the effort for a wonderful workshop in Yate as always. Don’t forget to check out the Gazette next week and if you are spotted please give me a shout to share your fame.

For more pictures please visit my album Yate children mosaics. https://www.facebook.com/anyamosaic/media_set?set=a.563736357003616.1073741829.100001017704709&type=3

Finally don’t forget to like Orlith my dragon. She has been entered to win the mosaic of the month competition at Hobby Islands. If I win I will be using the money towards materials for the next community workshop so that you have have even more brighter colors and goodies for your next community workshop.

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Orlith the dragon has re-emerged to breathe fire and ignite the summer. If you like my creation please hit like and she will smile and the sun might blush to make sure summer is beautiful. See you soon.

Anya

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