Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mosaic Happieness

I've been mosaicing again, and I'm happy.  I find it to be relaxing and fulfilling.  I'm still learning technique, but I'm having fun doing it.

I have quite a few completed mosaic projects stacking up in my hobby room.  My wife's company hosts an annual holiday craft fair, so this year I decided to jump right in and see if I can sell a few pieces.  So, now I am inspired and have been working on completing ongoing projects and creating some new holiday projects, including a bunch of holiday votives and some ornaments.

Here is a Christmas votive ready to be grouted. 

Several projects in different stages of completion:  a Venetian mask,two Christmas votives, ornaments, and 3D flower

I spent some time this evening grouting two projects.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Teapot Mosaic

I finished another mosaic today.  I make this for Katrina.  She has been using a kitchen towel to set her teapot on when she has tea at her desk.  I found a wood cutout in the shape of a teapot at the local craft store and decided to make this for her.

Teapot - mosaic made from Tiffany Glass. 
Teapot - mosaic made from Tiffany Glass.  

Friday, May 6, 2011

Fira Mosaic

I spotted this beautiful mosaic in the town of Fira, on the island of Santorini Greece.  

Sunday, April 17, 2011

New Mosaic Project

I spent much of Sunday working on my newest mosaic project.  With some color assistance from Katrina, its turning out to be a pretty cool mosaic.

My essentials for working on a mosaic - drink (today it was Coca Cola, and remote control - I watched three movies and 5 episodes of Friends).  Yes, thats a lot of television, but I'm not mindlessly watching - I'm mosaicing!

Now that I see it, the picture does not do it justice.  I will do my best to take a better picture when I complete it...or I'll have Katrina take the picture.  

Friday, April 15, 2011

Red Swirl Mirror

I finished another mosaic today.  This is another one that I have been working on for awhile - work on it, put it away, work on it, put it away, finally finish it.

I used black and red Tiffany mosaic glass with black grout on a simple IKEA mirror frame.

Overall, I'm pretty pleased with it.  It's a nice little mirror.  Katrina think I should have used a lighter grout (I used black), but I think it would have looked to fractured.  I did learn one thing from this project, that I should have 'keystoned' the red swirls.  This means I should have cut them at angles to make the curves fit together like an arch.  Oh well, each project is a learning experience.