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To all mosaic enthusiasts in Gauteng, my advice to you all is.....GET TO HOBBY-X to see the MASA stand (block E)!We all know that the photos on the site just never really seem to do justice to your work...and this is so evident at the MASA stand! I just helped Cher put finishing touches to the stand on Wednesday afternoon and I was absolutely blown away by every piece of mosaic that we were (kindly) given to put on display. The Portchie mosaics particularly are just mind blowing when you see them in "real life".The whole stand just vibrates with colour, creativity and beauty.If you get a chance, go and see the stand - you will be so proud to belong to MASA and are sure to be inspired by what you see there.MASA @ Hobby-X (Johannesburg) 2014 AlbumContinue
I do not envy the Masa team for all the work that you do and I would like to thank you all so much for the voluntary time you all put into MASA, I think it is great that there are people like you who are prepared to help, guide and arrange everything that you do. Without MASA we would be floundering along on our own doing our own thing. I know I need the competitions so that I can learn new techniques, get to know people, see how other interpret a theme and on top of it all I totally enjoy the challenge. To me it is not always about winning, but the challenge of getting it done in a certain way and within a certain time period. So once again to the MASA Team a very big thank you. You are appreciated.Take care, love much and be safe out there.Continue
This is really bothering me - in the rules and guidelines it says.first ,second, third place. Now there's only first place. I feel that second and third place is just as good as first - it gives you something to work towards in next competition, but now there's only first place. I don't feel and cant explain the word to work on the next competition as Ii now I wont come if there's only first place.Does any one feel the same?You always had 1,2,3 in every competition I've done with MASA!.Continue
With all the discussions regarding copyright and the often emotional response to being the victim of copyright infringement, I was wondering if there was not perhaps another way to deal with the issue.A friend on Facebook shared a photograph of a pretty mosaic that had no artist name either embedded or attached to the photograph. I searched through Google under various words to match the mosaic, and although I found copies of the photograph either on Pinterest or similar sites, again there was no mention of the artist. I eventually shared the photograph with our group with the comment "unknown artist" and within a very short time, another member returned with the proper title and name of the artist. I amended my post accordingly:)A few days later I was a approached by a client to copy the mosaic for her. I researched and found the artist and wrote to them, introducing myself and requesting permission to copy the specific mosaic, undertaking the following:At no time would the mosaic be…Continue
Mosaic Association South Africa is proud to launch the fourth national community service project – this time in support of Old Age Homes and the Elderly. The project aims to provide mosaics of a si…
Competition Brief: MASA encourages use of new techniques of applying mosaics as well as experimenting with different materials, this competition challenges you to try something new - Create an entire…
Yes, I have become addicted to Mosaics and my work is now interfering with my mosaic time and I am not happy about it!
I am a health and safety practitioner and have my own business and this week we have major mining audits coming up, which means I am leaving at 05h00 and returning home anywhere between 18h00 to 22h00, which leaves me only an hour each morning to work on my mosaics, ah well, I am sure I can get away with just 4 hours sleep! I have 4 projects going at the…Continue
This is a bit of a lengthy tale, but I just HAVE to share with someone!
When I saw the post for the competition, my first instinct was to 'Accept'. This would be my very first mosaic competition ever!
In the beginning of January however, I realised that I would not be able to make it in time for the deadline. I changed my RSVP to 'Not attending '. I think, mostly because I did not know where to start. For some reason (or perhaps every possible right reason), I started on a…Continue
Normally my December is very busy as I try and get my annual reports finished. This year, however, with the help of my daughter we managed to get the reports finished and out before the 16th of December, which left me with 3 weeks of free time. Okay, so one week was spent spring cleaning, throwing out everything that has not been used, touched or looked for during the year.
Then I spent the next two weeks indulging in my favourite activities. Reading and doing mosaics. I got…Continue
In February my grandaughter was turning 4 and I wanted a Barbie wardrobe for all the clothes and accessories I had made her. I literally walked my feet off until somebody told me to go to the Mosaic Studio at Rust-en -Vrede. So I popped in one morning and was fortunate enough to find the studio open. There I met Heidi, who was so helpful and although did not have what I was looking for was prepared to have one made for me at super speed! I was fascinated by the work the class was doing…Continue
So I am honoured to get a commission to create a mosaic as a tribute to a principal that is leaving. I have not managed to do a mosaic of my own for a while, this sounded like pure heaven. The challenge is that I am involving each and every child from grade 000 to grade 7, 371 children in total. I have invited the teachers to participate should they get bored during the day. Am I mad you ask? Probably! I must admit, it has been smooth sailing so far, still…Continue