It started as a sketch in a work notebook on a work lunch break. It caused some restless nights. It still needs a little tweeking, but I think it is coming along. Precious Silver
Pink by Canela Ajena Coming up with ideas for a mosaic project is not a problem. I have hundreds of them keeping me awake at night. My dilemma lies instead in something more irritating. I can't let go. I cannot finish my projects, not easily anyways. For tips, I've begun watching YouTube videos again, scrolling… Continue reading Under Construction
Earlier last month I came across some thrifty finds that left me with a bounty of ceramic and glass tile as well as broken jewelry. I've spent the beginning of this month working on putting it together. It has put my mind at easy and my posture in particularly painful positions.
Spreading the Mosaic Addiction by Canela Ajena I believe it is part of our human nature to share and teach what brings us passion and joy so that joy can grow and flourish for as long as possible. This week I shared my love for mosaics with my loved ones and guided them through their… Continue reading Spreading the Mosaic Addiction
On occasion family or friends will give me their unwanted or broken jewelry, tile, plates and so on for my mosaic art. Today, my favorite walking partner, who I haven't seen in weeks (thanks to Stay-in-place) dropped off a bunch of crafting materials, including: unwanted/broken jewelry and empty wine bottles, at my front door. It… Continue reading Project Jewelry Day 1
There is a beauty to mess when it is mixed in with color, time, love and a platform to showcase it on. The process: I love to mosaic. I don't do it as often as I should. I spend more time thinking about what I could do with it then actually applying my ideas. In… Continue reading Getting a little dirty
I spent a weekend chipping, gluing, drying, and grouting this thing. The final product isn’t up yet. I have to fix some cracks, fill some holes and smooth out some edges, but it put my mind at ease. Working on mosaics always does.
I bought this 3 tier corner decor shelf years ago. The broken dish pieces came from a woman on Facebook who gave them to me for free when I posted a want for mosaics on one of those begs and barter and sale groups on Facebook. I bought the grout years ago as well. The… Continue reading Relinquishing Pain With Mosaics
To refurbish is to make clean, to make new or like new again. It embraces the act of taking what is or was and giving it a new life, a new look, a new use. cactus flower A material object is often the subject of refurbishing. For example, a broken chair on the curbside is… Continue reading Refurbish: A collection of New Beginnings