Monday, June 4, 2018

Gathering Trinkets in Concrete / Mosaic Session with Friends at The Adelaide Remakery

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 While decluttering and packing up for this impending move out of Australia, it occurred to me that I could (or should) compile all the little trinkets -- cracked ceramic bowls from past travels and gifted jewellery -- into a memento. A simple and useable object.

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 The lovely friends and crew of The Adelaide Remakery rallied together and organised a it's-not-a-farewell-party at their shop one evening.

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 It was as wild as a craft party could get: kitty cupcakes and lamingtons and chocolate-covered licorice were involved. I loaded most of my glass beads onto the tray of cement. They aren't visible in these pictures as they all sank!

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 In a careless hurry, and in order to make it for the mover's visit in a couple of days, I thought it would've been fine to take my wet tray home. Lesson learnt: Never transport a wet tray of cement.

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 Trying to salvage the situation, a late night of digging my claws into wet cement ensued. Half of the cement was lost (washed down the drain) as I picked out the hundreds of itty-bitty sunken beads.

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 But alas, the ridges at the bottom of the plastic tray made the concrete piece less solid than it looked. This effort crumbled into 500 pieces the moment I picked the tray up to set it into my packing box for the movers.

 We shall re-visit this concrete mosaic the next time we are in Seattle!

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