I have been playing with mosaics for almost fourteen years, and during that time I have learnt so much, and learning never stops, it is what keeps us fresh, keeps us interested in life, interested in others, and just plain interesting (I hope) to be around.
And so when I have someone new join my mad mosaic world, they are the 'newbie' the one who is discovering mosaics for the first time. Usually the one to say, "I am not very creative".
But one thing I have discovered, everyone is creative, each of us come with a story, life experience, their own slant on how it all is.. and with that comes an ability to create; and little bits of them starts to shine through their first piece and as they learn more, more shines through.
The joy for me is seeing the journey and so I never tire of 'newbies' or of "I am not very creative" because the joy is apparent in their faces when they finish their first piece. And such is joy!
The expression, "the gods conspire" that will occasionally spring to mind, usually is about feeling suspicious, down on your luck, nothing going quite to plan, wondering what the hidden agenda is.
However this week even though my initial thought was exactly that, it really was a positive thought.
I discovered this week that I am surrounded by caring and thoughtful people.
That there is goodness and kindness in the world, and I was fortunate to experience exactly that.
So to those of you, and you know who I mean, who were so exceptionally generous - a big thank you.
It was a week to remember to "be kind to one another". (to quote by Ellen Degeneres)
I can't but just be in awe of the wisdom that was Maya Angelou. She has left us, but she has left us with such a legacy that I am continually inspired and challenged by.
This year has been a time for being brave, putting my art out there. Firstly with my very first ever SOLO exhibition back in June. And now I am feeling very honoured to be included in this prestigious art show. I hope you can take some time out and come and see all the wonderful art that will be on show!
Art & Design Showcase 2016
Immerse yourself in an elegant evening of art, design, culture and live music at the St Sebastian’s Art & Design Showcase held on Saturday 22 October from 6pm – 10.30pm.
Up to 300 pieces of original art and design from renowned, emerging and local artists, will be showcased on the school grounds and available for purchase.
Tickets are $35 ($45 on the door) and include entry, a drink on arrival, canapes, a choice of one of two meals, sweet treats and late night nibbles.
New this year is an amazing collection of high-end designer wares.
Exclusive VIP Preview tickets are available (50 tickets only) for the opportunity to preview and purchase the art and designer wares before anyone else from 5pm – 6pm. Tickets are $100 and sure to sell quickly.
Book now at www.stsebastianspandf.com
Family Fun Day and Viewing – 23 October
Bring the kids to school from 9.30am – 2.30pm for a fun-filled morning of art and craft. Kids can join in a range of supervised art and craft activities giving you another chance to view the art and design on display.
Kids can join in a range of supervised art and craft activities, giving you another chance to view and purchase the art and design on display.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The St Sebastian’s Art & Design Showcase is the premier event on the St Sebastian’s calendar.