Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Birthday Canada!

A couple of weeks ago I was at a Catholic School in Toronto, Our Lady Of Victory, where a very industrious teacher took on a project that would celebrate Canada's 150 Birthday, involve the entire school and include me! Her idea was to make a mosaic Canadian flag that everyone in the school would contribute to.
I arrived first thing in the morning and set up in the school's atrium. The project, a large Canadian flag, was ready and waiting for each class to come through, listen to a quick condensed version of my 'The Magic of Mosaics' presentation then add their small paper cross (one per student) to the project.
It was meant to go like clock work and thanks to that very industrious and uber organized teacher it did!
Doing the quick condensed version of my presentation ...
The flag before ...
The flag during ...
The day finished with a reading of Six Owls and A Party, for the primary students, with the aid of a big screen:)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Six Owls and A Party goes to Brampton!

I spent the last 2 days at Hewson PS, in Brampton, with seven of their JK/SK classes sharing my book, and Magic of Mosaics Workshop.
It's always a good thing spending time at a school that encourages literacy like this one clearly does! Their Library! WOW! Spoke volumes. 
I couldn't stop saying, "WOW! What a nice Library". 
In a perfect world every school would have a library like this one.
I really couldn't stop saying, "WOW!".

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Life and moving on...

We bought this house in June of 2006.
Eleven years later... we're downsizing and moving on...
Life:)
May 27, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Six Owls and A Party goes to Aurora!

I spent today at Devins Drive Public School, in Aurora, doing my Magic of Mosaics Presentation with four different classes (ranging from grades 1-6:) 
My Portrait of Kate is always a big hit:)

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Six Owls and A Party goes to Toronto!

Yesterday I spent the day, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders at Transfiguration of Our Lord CS in Toronto, sharing my Magic of Mosaics workshop + author reading.
They (1st, 2nd and 3rd graders) make you feel like a Superstar:)
"You're the best artist ever"
"Do you sell your stuff for a million bucks?"
"Is your mosaics in museums?"

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

2017 Reading for the Love to It conference

I had a table at the Reading for the Love of It conference, at The Toronto Sheraton Centre, Thursday and Friday. I was promoting/selling my mosaic workshop + author/artist visit to teachers and librarians from all over Ontario and Canada. They are a very  enthusiastic and passionate bunch! 
"definitely the friendliest trade show going" - a fellow exhibitor.
And when there was a lull in the traffic flow I worked on ideas for my next book:)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Progress with a bedroom

Like my mosaics, this bedroom is (slowly) getting finished - little bits at a time.
Before                                                                      After
Closets finished
Room painted white √
Mirror changed up√
Next project - hardwood through out.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Six Owls and A Party goes to Cambridge!

Yesterday I was at Ryerson Public School in Cambridge with my Magic of Mosaics Presentation. 
I'm always amazed with their levels of creativity:)

This artist quietly worked away with such tiny little pieces!