I had a lovely surprise when I went to the local shops this weekend - an explosion of colour had appeared, brightening up the bare winter trees along the sides of the road. As I took lots of photographs to add to my colour resource, a lady popped out from one of the shops and asked me what I thought. We chatted for ages and it turned out that she was the co-ordinator of the whole yarn bombing project! Her name is Liz Roris and although she has co-ordinated this fabulous local art project her main passion is mosaic work. More on that later.....
The village is called Greerton and is in the city of Tauranga on the North Island of New Zealand. It has been my temporary home for the past 2 months. It looks fun, doesn't it?
Liz Roris is a well known mosaic artist here in New Zealand. You can find out more about her work here.
Her work can be seen in several places around Tauranga, but the artwork which I have been seeing these past 2 months is on low little walls and borders all around Greerton village. Here are a few more pictures for you to enjoy. I must say, Greerton is one colourful place!
Thanks for reading - I will be back to quilting soon- I've missed it! - and I may even see you at the Somerset County Quilters meeting or at Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. I will be on the Contemporary Quilt Group challenge stand along with the fabulous quilts from the 'elements' challenge.