Over the past few years Mosaic art has become a special interest area of mine. I had the opportunity to take part in Mosaic Workshops run by Nola Diamantopoulos of Sydney and Deborah Halpern of Melbourne. Nola’s horse, Enoran, was one which was simple in its design and coloring but which has emerged as a favourite of mine. Deborah was photographed while polishing her work after she demonstated the grouting process. Australia Artist Jane Byrne visited our Grade 6 students in 2008 and inspired our work on the Year of the Rat mosaic. Jane showed us how extra interest can be added to a piece by adding cup handles and pieces of old mugs, plates etc which have different textures. I have a lot to learn about mosaic art but I look forward to continuing to be inspired.