2020- Primrose Mosaics Yearly Roundup!
I think we can all agree that 2020 was a year full of unexpected challenges that none of us could have ever prepared for! Looking back, I am proud to say I’ve managed to make ‘lemonade out of lemons’ by adapting and have been really busy throughout the lockdowns. If fact, the cancellations brought about by the restrictions, have enabled me to devote time to building parts of the business I would not have had time to develop. So, let’s look back at some of my highlights…
One of my biggest achievements of 2020, was being part of the Cotswold Sculptors Association Sculpture Exhibition at the wonderful Abbey House Gardens in Malmesbury. It brought together an amazing collection of sculptures from a whole host of talented makers. The star of my exhibition pieces was definitely ‘Wolf Moon’ (named after the January full moon, as it was the month in which the initial piece was made). I was taken with the idea and challenge of creating textures and patterns, with just one colour - white. The resulting glass mosaic circle was mounted onto a black metal frame and solid oak plinth… I love using a combination of contrasting materials. I’m proud to say this piece proved a firm favourite with many visitors to the exhibition.
I’m already planning my pieces for the ‘Creating Spaces 2021’ exhibition and look forward to sharing these with you all in due course.
Bespoke commissions also kept me busy through the Summer of 2020. With the need to stay at home and the great UK weather we had, people were understandably spending more time in their gardens and were keen to enhance their outdoor spaces with pieces of artwork. I was happy to help them create focal points for specific areas, to make the most of the natural light and compliment their planting. Thank you to all who gave me the opportunity to create something special and unique just for you.
If you have ideas you’d like to discuss for 2021, do get in touch.
Who knows what 2021 will bring? Hopefully, the opportunity for a vaccine, which means we can all get back to some sort of normality, where we can travel, meet each other and spend time together again. I for one have missed the face-to-face interaction with people. I will definitely continue to run my workshops as soon as we are told it is safe to do so!
I’m really looking forward to taking part in more exhibitions and am keeping fingers crossed that Swindon Open Studios, Showborough House Sculpture Exhibition, and Christmas at Steam can once again take place, but whatever happens, I'll continue to enjoy being creative.
Finally, I want to say such a big thank you to everyone who has supported me this year…. whether that’s by purchasing a piece of my work, attending a workshop, spreading the word about my business, joining my VIP subscribers list or just commenting on what’s happening on my Facebook page; every little thing really does mean so much to me as it allows me to follow my passion for mosaics.
All the best for 2021..... Jacquie x