Mosaic update!

•March 11, 2017 • 2 Comments

Started my giant clam!

I was looking at photos from dive trip to the Great Barrier Reef.  And my initial attempt showed that I had insufficient reference material.  It didn’t feel ‘clammy’ to me.

More research and a re-design, and I like it better.

I didn’t realize I would have difficulty finding plain tan stained glass.  I found this ivory color and so I am reworking the lower section to incorporate this new color.

Not completely satisfied but this section isn’t mortared down yet. So, pondering…

New mosaic project update

•March 9, 2017 • Leave a Comment

It helps to take photos and evaluate in my phone, it gives me a little distance.  I was deciding the order of the color in the upper left corner.  The head is missing because I have commissioned a borosilicate glass artist to make the eye!  I am so excited to get that back!

Mirror fish!

I keep changing my mind, and altering things.  It’s hard not to second guess myself.

 

Colored pencil: Mother’s milk

•February 26, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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Mosaic stepping stones

•February 24, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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So recently I had some work done on my pool.  At the last moment, I had to step in and mosaic the wall that separated the pool from the spa, because the concrete base wasn’t parallel and the straight tiles they started to install looked stupid.

So now of course my pavers are boring.

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The sticky mesh works well for this!

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Grouted!

Acrylics: Otter closeup

•February 22, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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New mosaic project

•February 20, 2017 • Leave a Comment

My pony wall that hides my pool equipment is boring.  I have decided to correct this problem.  I got a bunch of stained glass from my sister, and I am putting it to good use!

I started out kinda overwhelmed.  I didn’t know what glass to put where.  I would walk into my studio, stare at it and walk out.

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My friend had the brilliant idea to take photos, put it on the computer, print it out then cut out the pieces so I could picture it.  She even did it for me.

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I am doing this one on a backer board so I can work in my studio instead of out in the weather.

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I have this sticky mesh for projects, but some of the glass here was transparent and I didn’t want to see the mesh through it.  So I had to hand transfer the pieces to mortar.

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Ya know, no matter how passionate you are about your art, sometimes this stuff gets tedious.  Not gonna lie.

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So that is how far along I am at this point!  I will keep giving you updates as I go.  I’m pretty excited, this is only one section.  By far  my most ambitious mosaic yet!

Acrylics: Wolf closeup

•January 20, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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