finished mosaic in mumbai

Hello. Yes, I realize it has been over a month since I came back from India and that I never finished posting about the final product. I just got so swept up in the final days of being in Mumbai and all that it entails to be a world citizen. Then, I reached home and…

let’s hear it for the team

I love my job here in Mumbai. I am sad that it is coming to a close and hope someone else wants me to do the same for their international school, anywhere in the world. I am just putting this out there into the subether. If you or someone you know works at an international…

on the wall & on the road

That’s right! The mosaic panels have been completed (except for the joining seams) and we were able to install them on the wall where they will permanently reside. All this happened yesterday, a mere 5 days after returning from a blissful week of R&R with Ryan in Kerala, Southern India. Now we have 3 weeks…

major progress, and a vacation for me!

here is a composite photo of our progress to date. I’d venture that we are 75% there! We have made major progress. This should not be surprising, as I have not posted in 3 weeks, much to the chagrin of friends and family back in the US. Sorry. I am terrible at keeping up on…

alive and well

Hi there… Yes, I know its been a couple of weeks since my last update. Sorry! I’ve been having such a good time living life and working hard that I haven’t had much chance (or the energy) to post. As it is late, and I am tired, full of food, and have to get up…

saturdays are awesome…

I am sitting on the balcony of my 21st floor apartment, enjoying the breeze and loving my fun, crazy, exhausting life here in Mumbai. Sometimes I lament the fact that I work six days a week, and that at the end of the day I am so insanely tired that I just go home, chill,…

tora tora

Every day, tiles get glued down, and things get done! lotus In Ghana, they say “small-small” or “kakra-kakra” quite a bit. It can refer how much money one makes to the amount of English they speak. It is an extremely useful phrase that everyone uses multiple times a day. In the States, I suppose we…

flags

Ghana! Today, Saturday, was spent by me making the “substrate boosters” for the flags. We are doing our best to choose a cross section of countries that best represent the student body at the school. As a nod to how I indirectly got to this place, we tucked a Ghana flag in there for good…

getting started

It has begun! Panels are off the wall and on the floor. Tools and tiles are delivered. A small group of students have been trained. panels laid out on the floor our tools I worked with 7th graders today. I taught them vocabulary words: “Everyone repeat after me: andamento! tesserae!” There will be a test…

catching up…

Following is a backlog of entries, as I haven’t had much chance to get online and post. Hopefully my posts will be less few and far between as I get settled. Enjoy! September 18 2012 I have arrived in style! After a 39 hour commute (which, thankfully, included a 15 hour layover near NYC and…

thursday may tenth

I am currently teaching an adult education mosaic class. All students are creating their own masterpieces…

first grade mosaic workshop

Written by Elizabeth Austin Today, a class of first graders came to the high school for two hours. A group of 11 other high school mosaic students and I were chosen to help them create their very own mosaics. Collectively, we mosaicked 8 garden pavers using tile and leftover flowers from The River of Giving….