Monday, January 14, 2008
I'm getting there!
One more shack, house, temple village thing (!) to go and the back ground which will be blue and lime green.
The war wounds to date include a cut in each hand, a cut on my foot (teach me to mosaic barefoot!) and a cut on my knee (well, what would you expect if your silly enough to kneel on a piece of broken tile wearing holey jeans ?!) Oh and I think my nails are probably worn and broken forever!
BUT I LOVE IT! and I'm not complaining. It's all part of the joy you get when you get down and dirty (as the saying goes) cutting and gluing each piece by hand. Ditto the slightly wonky look of the finished piece.
I don't like lots of little pieces in my mosaics. They're hard to work with and hard to dig back of out of the grout. I prefer the overall look of larger pieces too. Just personal preference of course. The smaller pieces give you more control over shape and shading if your using similar colours, the effect can be awesome if you are patient enough to commit to it. I'm not. I just like to play.