So I’ve finally gotten my act together and will be offering classes beginning this Winter. I will be working out of my studio here in Canberra (Northside) and am offering the following workshops:
- Interior Mosaic Basics
- Exterior Mosaic Basics
- Beginning Tempered Glass Mosaics
- Kids’ Mosaics (two age groups: 3-6 years and 7 and up)
- Grout Clinic
More will come, eventually. I also plan on doing a reverse indirect class and a mural making class, so they are all in the pipeline but for now I think I have my hands full.
Classes are currently restricted in size to a maximum of 4 students, minimum is 2. Perfect for beginners who have had no mosaic experience and are also adaptable for those seeking more of a challenge.
I’m also offering one on one tuition and can travel, given the right circumstances Please just contact me if you’re interested.
All the info can be found on my newly renovated website: kimgrantmosaics.com
Happy Mosaicing All!!
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Well I have just finished making a website for a Mosaic Artist/Flickr Friend, who was also featured in the Artist Watch Series – Susan Crocenzi. So fun to make and always get a good chuckle that we can be on other sides of the World and still make this happen (yes, I still am very enamoured by the internet and don’t take it for granted!!!).
I love her work so we’ve done a trade on this and I can’t waaaaiiiiiit to see what she has made me. All I do know is that it is a wall hanging. I did request round… I’m completely in love with her polymer clay tiles and she posted a WIP of the piece, aptly titled Crossroads. Here it is, aren’t the polymer clay tiles ammmmaaaazing!?
WIP Crossroads originally uploaded by sucra88
Here’s what I did for her… Check it out!!!
It kinda turned out a little similar to mine, but I’m still patting myself on the back I don’t mind and I don’t think Susan minds… I think she’s happy! Are you happy Susan?!! lol
Was a lot of fun to make. I’m no website design genius because I am self taught. This was the first mosaic site I made, other than my own. It was so great to see her pieces in this context, piecing it all together, making her already dramatic looking pieces, moreso!
Anyway, you all should go look at her website. Her work is gorgeous – did I say that already?!
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I just received confirmation that Schmap!! Canberra has included some of my pictures I took of Canberra Mosaics, specifically 2 from the War Memorial and 1 from Rydges. Nice to see mosaic make it into an online travel guide
UPDATE: Oops! I just realised that the advertisement for Schmap isn’t showing up for some silly reason… So here are the pics:
For those worried with energy consumption and all its downsides, when your screen is white, being it an empty word page, or the Google page, your computer consumes 74 watts, and when it’s black it consumes only 59 watts. Mark Ontkush wrote an article on his blog about the energy savings that would be achieved if Google had a black screen, taking in account the huge number of page views, according to his calculations, 750 mega watts/hour per year would be saved.
In response to this article Google created a black version of its search engine, called Blackle, with the exact same functions as the white version, but with lower energy consumption.
I personally prefer it, so blackle it is for me. Nice to know my new website is more energy efficient!!!
I’ve finally taken the plunge and launched my new website: http://www.kimgrantmosaics.com
I’ve ummed and ahhed about it for ages now, but thought it was time, so here it is!
I hope that most people can get their way around it easily. Sometimes I think some people don’t realise that the thumbnails (small pics) are actually links that will take you to the detailed view. So if you are one of those people, please don’t miss out!!!
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