Last week we started working with some seniors at a local long term care centre to make butterfly mosaics. We returned this afternoon and the group finished two butterflies. Don’t they look great? Everyone had a fun time, us included, working on this project.
This morning, Sheila and I facilitated a mosaics activity with a few elderly residents at a long term care centre. The residents worked on two butterfly mosaics. We pre-cut the butterfly shapes and also pre-cut a selection of broken crockery along with other items like… Read More
We installed this downy woodpecker mosaic today at John, Megan and Abigail’s place in Bowmanville. We create all kinds of custom mosaic work for home and garden, from broken crockery to Smalti glass tiles. See photos of our work at our Long Branch Mosaics page.
On Sunday, Tuffy P will be at the Long Branch Mosaics table in the Marketplace Artists and Artisans zone at the Mississauga Garden Festival with a variety of butterfly mosaics. The festival is at Riverview Park Sunday 10-4. Stop by our table and meet Tuffy… Read More
Last year, we had so many bees in our garden. I really enjoyed watching them go from flower to flower. At some point in the fall, Tuffy P suggested a mosaic involving a flower and a bee for the front of our house would be… Read More
Regular visitors to this part of the blog swamp know that Tuffy P and I make custom mosaics. We’re working on a set of goldfinches made from broken crockery, tiles and what-have-you so today I dropped into our local Value Village in search of yellows.… Read More
This Cedar Waxwing mosaic, made from a combination of broken crockery and floor tiles, now hangs at its new home near Perth Ontario. You can see more pictures including details at the Long Branch Mosaics site.
I visited Value Village yesterday – the mosaic artist’s best friend – shopping for raw materials for our next mosaic commission. When I saw the giant fire-engine red strawberry on the shelf waiting for me, I nearly jumped for joy. It has both amazing colour… Read More
Here’s our latest mosaic, a nuthatch made from broken crockery. You can see lots more of our custom mosaics at the Long Branch Mosaics site. We specialize in hand-crafted custom works, perfect for home and garden, indoor or outdoor. We make both broken crockery mosaics… Read More
I received an email from my brother in which he mentioned that bear sightings in Ontario are up quite a bit this year, suggesting they are becoming common enough that many people don’t bother to call them in anymore. What timing. We were in Paris… Read More