Saturday, June 12, 2010

MAKING MOSAICS



I finally got busy making some mosaics this week. I started on a little birdbath last Sunday but quickly ran out of the tile I decided to use and had to wait until a new order arrived. I was indecisive until I actually started working on it how I was going to go about the design and then decided to go dark to light with the dichroic glass in the center. This is the first time I have used the opalescent tiles, but I think they will look pretty under water.





I am making a very large pot for our bougainvillea plant which I am happy made it through the winter. I am going to do the entire bottom of the pot in the same tile because it has so much variation in it just as it is, then do a contrasting tile around the rim. I just could not decide what I wanted to do - so I started it and then I'll decide when it is all done.




I guess that I was just not in the frame of mind to make decisions when I got these projects started!





I am having fun with the pot, though. It is the first project in a while that I am making with broken tile. Which means I get to smash the tile with a hammer to break it into pieces. It is one of the reasons I got into making mosaics in the first place. It just sounded like something I could do. I mean, break something and glue it together = art. Works for me!











Oh, And the pot that was blown off my bench and smashed? I am using it as "mulch."

2 comments:

smalltownmom said...

Pretty, especially the mulch! I'm glad you found something to do with the broken pot -- that's really looking on the bright side!

Wenderina said...

Would love to see you do a "how to" post on this for beginners. I've always wanted to give it a try, but feel like I need some hand holding to get started.