Monday, January 14, 2008

Moasic Update

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.
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John (Copyright JMM 2007-2008) said...

Wait a minute - this looks like something in Pompeii! Just kidding - I like the update. The buildings interact well with their neighbors.

Bobbie said...

I'm liking this mosaic! But I think I already told you that on the last one. These colorful arches/temples/doorways are after my heart!

Sweet Irene said...

It looks wonderful so far, Lisa. And what a lot of patience you have, cutting all those pieces by hand. And getting wounded in the process! I can't wait to see the finished product. It will be a beautiful mosaic.

dianeclancy said...

Hi Lisa,

This is fun to see you building this! Thank you for sharing it!

~ Diane Clancy

Bev said...

I like the flower pieces in the doorways! We like mosaics too and have a mosaic surface in our bathroom which makes it look a bit like a Roman baths when you are having a bath. I think there is a picture of it somewhere on my blog, which Sweet Irene has seen.

womann in glass said...

I stopped cutting glass, still have the scars on my fingers.
I think this is a hell of a job for you.
But the result is gonna be great I can see

Bev said...

Not that it really matters and I bet you are not that interested (lol) but it's my posting of August 6th! Our mosaic bathroom!

Neda said...

What is play without bruises? :( Sorry about the battle scars but this piece looks vibrant and gorgeous..Reminds me of pics I saw of Morrocco once. Great work!