Hiraeth at Tregaron

In preparation for the Eisteddfod in Tregaron, my bunting is up outside the house and I have made a mosaic to acknowledge our nation. No dragons or red green and white though. This is my interpretation of a Welsh word that has no direct translated word. Hiraeth is the longing for home, the pull thatContinue reading “Hiraeth at Tregaron”

Liverpool – so much more than the Beatles.

A walk around the streets of central Liverpool is a true delight for a fan of mosaics. The building boom that created the wide streets and monumental buildings from the 1880s to the early 1900’s was the window when mosaic threshold pieces were at their most fashionable. There were pattern books created so that ownersContinue reading “Liverpool – so much more than the Beatles.”

My mosaic walks have re-started

The walk on the tiles tours have started. Dates are published on @aberdabbadoo Facebook site. Next one is 1st April 4.30pm. Sign up if you are interested in attending. The meeting spot is sent by email a few days beforehand with fuller details. The tour lasts 1.5hrs with a picnic style refreshing drink stop beforeContinue reading “My mosaic walks have re-started”

The Aberystwyth Promenade Mosaics – guerilla learning

This long ‘in conversation with makers’ is with Stuart Evans. He reveals the thoughts behind his design and how he managed to obtain funding for these wonderful designed pieces in 2006. These depict the history of Aberystywth in panels; an opportunity for the public to learn about our history – guerilla learning! They were executedContinue reading “The Aberystwyth Promenade Mosaics – guerilla learning”

A pop-up garden gallery – June 2021

Last Sunday I held the garden gallery event to showcase new work. I was intensely working on my chimney pot project in full sun. The skills was new to me…different glue, vertical surfaces and multi-tasking talking with the public. You could view from the pavement and all very safe. I’m not a mad fan ofContinue reading “A pop-up garden gallery – June 2021”

The Festive Fox

Foxes are related to dogs BUT they have a feline trait – they can retract their claws! They can also make 40 different sounds; that’s impressive.  And unlike normal foxes this fox isn’t smelly. Foxes are mischievous, opportunists, playful, curious, clever and wise and are often part of folklore and children’s literature, especially in EuropeContinue reading “The Festive Fox”