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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

McKinlay Mosaic Day

Recently I spent a day down at the Crafty Old School House at McKinlay.  Small on population, but big on culture, McKinlay has a group of ladies who are continually pushing their artistic boundaries and had been keen to do mosaics for a while.  I had the honour of being their tutor for the day. 

... and here's where the action took place - so quaint -


 and it really IS an old schoolhouse - see the blackboard behind me ...
Everyone had their own projects and were off to a great start ...

... lots of creativity and individual ideas - we just won't mention the anguish cutting tiles can cause when you're learning ...

the schoolhouse was a hive of activity ... tennis was going on next door for the kids ... the ladies were working on everything from pots, photo frames, door stops, pavers and moonstones.  Look at that pumpkin!  One of the ladies brought it in to share with anyone who wanted to take some home ...  what is IN the soil down here... ?

... the exciting part for me is always the grouting - look at how fabulous everyone's pieces turned out!  Well done girls x  Would love to see more pictures when you have time... Email them to me and I can add them to this post :-)


Caroline's picture frame ... ready to grout!

et voila!

Jo's pot - gorgeous ...

Fiona's Trivet ... great colours !

Lilly and Eliza's finished miniatures all planted out with lentils!

Wendy's hat rack ♥




... never one to miss a 'shabby chic' photo moment ... i couldn't resist snapping Nevenka's amazingly beautiful roses at the pub later that day/night...

... aah, the McKinlay pub - forever famous as the pub in the Crocodile Dundee movie!  A must see for your next trip to McKinlay ...

It was a great day - thank you to all who came.  So glad you enjoyed it and hope you do lots more now you have cutting and grouting techniques sorted!


~ bloom where you are planted ~

5 comments:

BlackSoilBeads&Design said...

Great Blog!Fabulous way to get together...I so enjoyed it. Thank you for taking your time to come across and spend the day with us. Ciao Caroline

dkshopgirl said...

it was a pleasure treasure x

Isagold said...

Fantastic work - lovely to see all the different projects.
THOSE ROSES are simply amazing -
Have DKShop Girl Petite mosaic pot on my bench which brings a smile to my face daily. Keep up the great work. I will have to keep an ear out and do one of your workshops when you have another. :)

dkshopgirl said...

yes... those roses were just unbelievable... see you next time I'm in Isa x

Shell Sherree said...

Looks like you had fast learners, and with a talented artist and teacher such as yourself, they were in very good hands. Looks like you had a lovely time, dk.

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