Rainbows for the NHS

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Mosaicking is my go to craft at the moment.  I learned it years ago at Exeter’s Royal Albert Museum.   It was probably the coolest course that I’ve ever been on. Right in the middle of a mosaic exhibition , a group of us were taught by Elaine Goodwin, a renowned artist.  Visitors to the museum watched us work.  Sadly the first piece that I produced, a wonky, purple lizard went missing in a house move.

In future posts I might show off some of the pieces that I’ve created over the years.   However  today I’ll start with the rainbows that I’ve produced since spring 2020.  I’ve increased my output substantially  since the COVID-19 lockdowns.  It’s a good job that the blokes in my home don’t stay still for too long otherwise they’d be covered in little glass squares.

Following the plea to put rainbows for the NHS in our windows for kids to spot I made one. It turned out to be the first of six…and counting       Ever my harshest critic I wasn’t pleased with the white background.  I find its andamento, the way the tiles are positioned,  discordant.   Other people didn’t seem to notice and I got really positive feedback.  I gifted it to my colleagues in August 2020 as a leaving present.  It sits in the office of the mental health team where I’d worked for the previous sixteen years.

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More recently I’ve started to make other rainbows for NHS friends. They are mainly presents for people flying the healthcare nest.   It’s like a rainbow factory in my house.   Here’s three more .They’re quite quick to knock out and production rates soared to a heady height of two a week at one stage even though I don’t work intensively  Each time I boiled the kettle or waited for something to heat up I did a line or two.   It’s amazing how speedily they multiplied!

Crafting:  Mosaic

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