In 2007 Lucie Herraiz Cunningham started to help international women connect and support each other during the demanding years of mothering babies and young children. That’s been 10 years now! In order to mark this occasion and give back to the wonderful city of Delft, which has welcomed our members and became a second home for the whole lot of us, Delft MaMa created a mural. A new mosaic for a graffiti tagged wall near a playground that furthers these connections and contributes to a feeling of security for Delftians.
The mosaic project is a wonderful tribute to Delft itself and the strong international community that grew out of Lucie’s first groups. We stand strong now with well over 1200 members and are still growing.
> 01.12.2016: Skype session with designers
This was a fun one! Spiced with some technical difficulties – which we did conquer after all – we’ve finally met! There was the connector, the consultant, the designers, the artist, and the organizer – all in one virtual place, after all the kids were fed, bathed and in bed 😉
Oh, the joys of being a mom! Now, off to bigger plans!
> 26.01.2017: Mosaic meeting
Our designers have been working hard! They made sketches, listened to our ideas, collected inspiration. They also learned technical details, researched practicalities about how to create a mosaic, and their dive was deep into the heart of making a mosaic with volunteers. We have a “winner” design, which will be worked on some more, to bridge the ideals that we think of, when we hear the word: Delft.>
> 19.02.2017: Design meeting
Our wonderful designers were showing their hard work and we’ve been blown away by them. It was a tough choice, but we are all happy with the decision. Claudia and Nan were working closely to finalize the ideas, “bridging” the gaps 😉 and creating a color palette that will please the eyes of the architects!
We have dates for preliminary Mosaic Workshops!
The workshops will take place at the SKD location (where the playgroups are twice a week), on these days:
* May 12,
* May 16th
* May 30
If you are interested in learning more about our project and how you can get involved – including making your hands dirty – let us know! Write us a message, and/or check out the Facebook Event page, where you’ll find more information and practical tips too.> 26.03.2017: Sunday afternoon at Sevenhills
We’ve been working hard on a plan for crowdfunding the mosaic plan. The steps are being worked out, the media plan is in full-swing and creating “the hype” is burning high!
Finding funds – now that’s a job you have to take seriously. The meeting was between Diana and Ildikó, with the creative input of a lot more Delft mama’s!
> 01.04.2017: Levende Etalagedag
We had a lot of (pieces of) fun with our kids creating flowers. Thanks to Nan, Barbara and Masha and all the others for the warm welcome into the world of mosaics!
> 20.04.2017: Anniversary meeting
@Jans – we met yet again, to discuss where we stand with our planning and execution.
Among other topics we discussed what happened at the BeursVloer 11/04/2017, where Lucie Cunningham and Ildikó Wooning found connections to make the 10-year anniversary of Delft MaMa memorable.
> 20.04.2017: Writing and proofreading!
We are busy bees behind the scenes filling out the crowdfunding projects details at the platform: www.voorjebuurt.nl
We have official word from the Gemeente Delft: the mosaic plans are accepted by the Kwaliteitskamer! The Crowdfunding can begin!
Good news Everybody: Fonds 1818 is supporting us!!!
Remember to give yourself up as a volunteer if you’ve been attending our workshops!
Thank you so much for your support! Make sure you tell all your friends, what are YOU giving back to the community! To be active in a crowdfunding campaign is not just super cool, but it does look great on a CV!
We’ve managed to get 108% together of our goals at the end 🙂
Thank you for all for the support, the ideas, the talks, the positive energies! Off to holiday now, and see you 9th August on the first mosaic workshop again!
We are in talks and meetings with Delft Gemeente, TU Delft and DSM..
The flyer run goes also really well, big thank you goes out to our volunteers for that!
The new workshops are scheduled too, two Tuesdays and two Wednesdays in August: 9, 16, 22 and 29!
Remember to make your donation, time flies! We have 18 days left, and counting…!
Gemeente Delft is also supporting us! We are happy to announce that our subsidieaanvraag has been found worthy and we are able to finish the placing of the mosaic. We are also making stepping stones and a lovely group of children will help clean-up the playground altogether!
> 21.09.2017: Working on the Wall
The “stukadoor” begins his work shortly to make the wall ready for the mosaic pieces.
We also have preliminary dates for putting the mosaic, and for the unveiling ceremony. Keep your eyes open for an update!
We’ve started working on the wall. Action is to be seen (and taken part in!) every good weather day from now on – between 9 am in the morning, till 4 pm in the afternoon. When it’s not pouring, we’re there, join us!
Check out the event page for information on any given day, and don’t hesitate, it’s a lot of fun, and you can see the form taking shape before your very eyes!
The wall is getting fuller, if you want to tell your grandchildren you’ve were involved, don’t hesitate anymore, join us before we finish!
Mark your calendars: 28th October 2017 is the Unveiling Ceremony! From 10:30 on a festive parade will commence to “De Achtertuin” playground. There from 11 o’clock music, face painters and prominent Delftians await everyone to wonder at the beautiful mosaic. Join us!
The unveiling ceremony was a blast! With great turnout and the help of Something Extra everyone had a wonderful time. Check out the short re-cap, and make sure to leave a comment on the photo’s too – the talented Erika Brouwer made them (she is a natural light photographer).
Again, a big thank you goes out for our dear sponsors, donateurs and the over 200 creative mosaic helpers, who were there for us, come rain or shine. THANK YOU!
Pieces are all at their places, the Mosaic for Delft in the playground “De Achtertuin” is ready! Big thanks to Smashing Tiles Mozaiek; more than a hundred Delft MaMa hands, the volunteers from Delft and regio, and the students of Grotius College Delft !
There will be a festive parade and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, the 28th of October. You are welcome to join us from 11 o’clock!