I generally find that the saying is always easier than the doing. Folks who know me can attest that I talk ‘a good game’. That ‘blagging’ gave me my very first commission. I persuaded a lovely person to have faith in my vision and no sooner had she commissioned me to produce my first ever ‘floating mosaic’ I experienced a rush of elation; quickly, actually simultaneously, followed by a knee buckling fear. That fear had a name and it’s name was doing.
I had to stop saying and jump into the crazy, unpredictable world of doing. That doing has taken 16 months but the done, in my humble opinion, is a sight to behold. After all the tears, tearing of hair, doing and re-doing, feeling deflated and defeated, then rising from the sub-micron particles of a big, fat mound of clay dust and starting again – it is DONE.
Readers, first and long time, I present to you my floating mosaic. It is an abstract interpretation of an aerial view of my client’s favourite sea pool. When she saw it installed we hugged, looked at it together and hugged again. Don’t know how many future clients I will be hugging, but being the first it was very special.
So now to the Academy Awards part of this post. I would like to thank my client, Susie for having faith in my vision and her perpetual patience in the length of time it took to complete. To my darling Eymard for picking me up from that dusty mound and giving me a much needed stern talking to followed by a kiss; for his ingenuity in mounting my floating mosaic and doggard faith in me. To all my friends and Chris James at Northern Beaches Ceramics who offered valuable advice and solace. To Phil West from Sheerline who made the frame and put up with all my changes and to Page Wholesale Jewellery Supplies for helping me pick the right rings for the job.
I Came, I Said, I Did..