Sometimes it’s worth rethinking things before trying to write about them. Over a month ago, I mentioned I planned to write about mosaics.
At the time, I planned to feature projects made from broken china and the artists who created these romantic decorating items.Somehow, I never got around to posting about mosaics, but while the topic was on the backburner, I had time to think about the real meaning of mosaics.
The superlative in patterned surfaces, mosaics are designs composed of small pieces of ceramics, colored glass, stone or ANYTHING.In addition to today’s post, between today and New Year's Eve, I will be showcasing the work of several mosaic artists who work in odd and interesting mediums, and explaining how to make your own designs. So stay tuned…The great thing about mosaics is that almost anyone can create dazzling one-of-a-kind pieces.
All you need is something you want to cover and an assortment of small “stuff”. The stuff part is where your creativity comes in. You can use broken bits of flea-market plates, tiles, glass beads, marbles, or whatever catches your fancy.
You may be surprised at some of the stuff folks use to make mosaics.
Birdhouse: design by Ellen Wolynec, photo by Dan Mayers
Floor border: design by Diane Gould
Blue birdbath: design by Diane Gould
Hummingbird birdbath: design by Charlen of Second Time Around Mosaics,
Cleopatra's eyes: design by Mosaic Marble
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Penny Carlson of Lavender Hill Studio will be my first featured mosaic artist ,but you can get a sneak preview of her work -- and gorgeous home --on her blog.