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Mosaic for Delft – by Delft MaMa

10 years ago Lucie Herraiz Cunningham started to help international women connect and support each other during the demanding years of mothering babies and young children. 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 will create a mural. A new mosaic for a graffiti tagged wall near a playground will further these connections and contribute to a feeling of security for Delftians.

The mosaic project is going to be 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 1000 members and are still growing.

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Before and after

This is how it looks right now, the wall at the Achtertuin playground.

Our plan, what it will look like when finished…

 

The place

News

25/05/2017

Good news Everybody: Fonds 1818 is supporting us!!!

Do so yourself, show us that you care! 

Thank you!

23/05/2017

We have official word from the Gemeente Delft: the mosaic plans are accepted by the Kwaliteitskamer! The Crowdfunding can begin!

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 

Dotting the i’s now…

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. 

01/04/2017 mosaic delft

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!

09/03/2017 mosaic delft

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.

31/03/2017

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!

Fonds 1818, Oranjefonds, Gemeente Delft – we are asking them all to contribute to bring our wonderful design to life. 

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!

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! 

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.

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!

Budgetary plans

3450 EUR

Equipment: tiles, glass, adhesive, grout, mesh, manual tile saw, permit fees

Scaffolding rental, hiring “stucadoor” specialist to render the wall smooth with cement, and put the mosaics up the wall

Workshops, time and effort of designers and experts

 

750 EUR

Promotional and crowdfunding costs

300 EUR

Organizing costs

500 EUR

Support while creating the art pieces


5000 EUR in TOTAL

 

 

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These are the plans – we learn as we go, keep that in mind please. Sometimes we run into unforeseen costs and the more people we involve, the more ideas (sometimes even better ones!) come forward. The plans evolve with time – but don’t worry, here we will keep you updated with everything new.

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3200 EUR
                    * tiles
                    * specialist to put the mosaics up the wall
                    * workshops, time and effort of leaders

750 EUR video production

300 EUR organizing costs

500 EUR creating the art (coffee, tea, thank-you notes and such)

500 EUR promotional and crowdfunding costs

TOTAL: 5250 EUR

Sponsors

Our applications are being sent to these organisations, and we are awaiting their answers. The minute we have confirmation of their support, you’ll know!

How to contribute?

Donate via crowdfunding

We have fun rewards for those who support our efforts!

Also make sure you’re kept updated: like our Facebook page, check out Nan’s mosaic page and follow us on Instagram!

Directly via bank transfer

NAME: Delft MaMa
IBAN: NL63RABO 0135 88 85 49
Mention “Mosaic” and your name and address in the description so that we can properly thank you!
The Stichting Delft MaMa is a registered Dutch charity.
KvK Chamber of commerce registration number: 27304191.

The easy way

Click Donate with PayPal!




donate via shopping

https://www.voorjebuurt.nl/special/gratis-doneren/

You can contribute with leftover tiles you have. Please read on for the technical details, as not all tiles were created equal 😉

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Pick-up or drop-off location, datum, contact details with links (easy!)

Are you creative…?

If you want to get your hands “dirty”, you are always welcome to put your creativity in gear by actually taking part in creating the mosaic itself.

Introductory workshops will take place at the SKD location (where the playgroups are twice a week):
* 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.

With leftovers

You can contribute leftover tiles you might have. Please read on for the technical details, as not all tiles were created equal 😉
– We need tiles that are strictly non-porous, so they can’t absorb water and lose their glaze
– we may include some glass, but not too much – it can be subject to vandalism
– pieces of mirrors are also fun to use – but just a little so it’s not too “bling”!
– if you want to incorporate a bit of broken porcelain from your home, this could be a special touch…but it can’t be porous. How can you tell if it’s porous or really porcelain or ceramic? Here’s the test: carefully touch your tongue to the broken edge of the piece. Does your tongue stick at all? If yes, it’s porous and it can’t be used outside. Sadly, Delft blue porcelain, the fancy, hand-painted “porcelain” is not porcelain at all! It’s beautiful earthenware and sadly we can’t use it in our outdoor mosaic.
Please contact us here or drop us a mail so that we can organize a drop-off or pick-up!

With your time

If you want to get your hands “dirty”, you are welcome to take part in creating the mosaic itself! Introductory workshops will take place at the Staalweg 1 in Delft (atelier of our mosaic expert, Nan Deardorff McClain):

* 30 May 2017
* 6 June 2017
* 13 June 2017
* 20 June 2017 – due to illness this one doesn’t go through!
* 25 June 2017 – during the 10-year Anniversary BBQ
* 27 June 2017

If you are interested or have questions 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!
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Free via shopping

4Morgen.org

We are a registered ANBI, so you can do your shopping via 4Morgen and you’ll contribute towards our efforts without having to spend any extra money! You do have to register and follow their processes, but it’s a win-win, if you like to shop at AH, Coolblue, Bijenkorf, MediaMarkt or at a number of other shops

How to help us? Donate via

voorjebuurt.nl / crowdfunding project site

How to contribute?

VIA BANK TRANSFER

NAME: Delft MaMa
IBAN: NL63RABO 0135 88 85 49
Mention “Mosaic” and your name and address in the description so that we can properly thank you!
The Stichting Delft MaMa is a registered Dutch charity whose KvK Chamber of commerce registration number is 27304191.

Tell all your friends!

Let the world hear about your interest in our project, the more the merrier!