Saturday, January 12, 2008

Mosaic

It has been 4 years since I last did mosaic but I was pleased to discover that it was just like riding a bike, once you've learnt you don't forget!
I have been lugging big flooring tiles around that I scored free when I was doing a lot of mosaic's. They are old samples for discontinued lines that would have normally have been thrown out. Each time we shift I get hassled for being such a hoarder! I just knew I would use them eventually! I really enjoyed spending the time doing mosaic again and it's not really all that far fetched from collage or as my son said "puzzles, except you make the pieces" Clever boy :)
I have been inspired by a sort of Tibet, Mediterranean style mixed with a bit of Lisa! Since this pic I have actually done another 'shack' and started on a 3rd. I tidied the yellow door a bit better too. My hands ache already being out of practise but there is something quite addictive about mosaic! Loosing time and gaining satisfication adding 'just' one more piece...

Will post more pics later showing the progress of the mosaic!
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5 comments:

Sweet Irene said...

It must be hard work having to cut all those little bits of tile. You must be a very patient person. It turned out very well, though. Can't wait to see more of this.

Bobbie said...

Here are your tuscany colors but in Lisa style. I love tile art. The earthen tiles and the jagged edges make a work that is perfect in its unsymmetrical way. Love this door. Can't wait to see more.

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

The biggest issue with mosaics (other than hard word for me to spell) is the quality of the tiles - cheap paints can be blended and improved, but base material is critical and can undertime vision. By this I mean the feel and the color of the tiles, first.

There must be amazing little rocks in NZ....

Great that you explore. I admire your drive. My best.

Bev said...

Such a steady hand with young children about lol This reminds me of when you were able to stay up and finish your commission, even with family committments. Admirable! Lovely mosaic.

Neda said...

Like riding a bike. So true. I love it!! I dabbled in mosaics too when I was recovering from my cancer ordeal. I taught myself...it was great fun. Thankyou for reminding me of that exquisite pleasure!