creativity in the studio

mosaic creativity

Welcome to In The Studio, a place to show off your studio and meet some great artists! One of the great privileges we have in our line of work here in S. Africa are the days that we get to present a HOME to someone in need. You know what’s also cool? When we get to incorporate a little creativity into it.

jman making a mosaic

eg making a mosaic

mndeni mosaic

We recently presented a HOME to Sfiso and Lizzie. My friend, co-worker, and mosaic extraordinaire, Kacy, works on a mosaic for the porch of each HOME we build. I was so glad the kids could help with the beautiful porch that reads mndeni or family in Siswati. Isn’t it awesome?

jman blessings

eg blessings

mom blessings

I also had the kids participate in writing blessings and notes to the family. I love the little creative touches that go into really celebrating the HOPE that comes in the form of a pair of keys to unlock a door into a safe and warm shelter for a family.


To read Sfiso and Lizzie’s story, go here.

Now it’s your turn! Remember your “studio” can be anywhere. Let’s celebrate each other’s creativity by linking up and visiting as many as the other studios as you can. Check out the about post for more info and don’t forget to grab the In The Studio button!

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    Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA
    July 12, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    That is not only a beautiful and very artistic mosaic, Jen, but it's priceless. I did some missionary work several years ago in Southern Mexico in some Mayan descendants villages, so I really appreciate the work your doing. May God continue to fill you and your family with the strength, courage and wisdom to do His work.

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    Sarah Leonard
    July 12, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    I'd love to have a go at some mosaic. I've always fancied having a go at doing some mosaic on my table top.

    Thanks for hosting 🙂

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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    July 12, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    What a fantastic porch!

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    July 12, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    So, so beautiful.

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    Jennifer {Studio JRU}
    July 13, 2013 at 12:00 am

    oh my goodness… this is so beautiful! what a fantastic idea to have a mosaic right on the porch! so inspiring… makes me want to try a mosaic myself! 🙂 and i love the sweet notes you all make to give to the family. xo

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    July 17, 2013 at 11:58 am

    What a beautiful blessing for a family! All of it!

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    Elisa | blissfulE
    December 4, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Wow! That mosaic is fabulous. 🙂

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