I had a great time being the guest artist at the WT Bland Library today! The kids made clay and mosaic cups and sculptures and according to my awesome helpers, Nate and Nick, a good time seemed to be had by all. We used Crayola Model Magic, shells, beads, ocean glass pieces and markers. Some covered yogurt containers with the clay and embellishments and many went free form. The clay dries in 24 hours and can be clear coated after that with a mixture of half glue and half water. Check out some of the amazing and fun work that the kids made!
I recently have fallen in love (again) with doing mosaics! It started with doing pots with my boys at Cub Scouts. This past weekend I went on the prowl at Renningers Antiques and found this cute table for $10. I wanted to create something colorful and meaningful. I am thrilled with the results.
I decided to pay homage to Clara Driscoll, who worked for Louis Comfort Tiffany. Check out the great book, Clara and Mr. Tiffany. She not only created and designed his dragonfly and wisteria motifs, she created and designed the first lamps that would become his lamp collection! He not only never gave credit to his huge staff of women (the male glass workers were on strike and the women were cheaper to employ), Tiffany never let his female staff get married as long as they worked for him! So for all the women throughout the ages who have helped others get all the money and credit, I give you the spirit of the butterflies and dragonflies: metamorphosis and longevity!