Monday, June 15, 2009

Garden Harvest Mosaic Mirror

This is one of my newest mosaics that I call "Garden Harvest". I just loved the saying on the plaque and had been waiting for some time to use it. Deciding to keep to the garden theme I chose all the colors you might find in a garden starting with the rich brown tiles that represent the soil. The green and brown beads are my version of seeds and I liked the added texture.

This piece took me twice as long to complete as any other mosaic I have done, and I honestly don't know why, except that "things" just weren't coming together. Added to that was probably this crazy virus I picked up that kept my mind in a haze. One rule I try to live by is "Never push the creative juices" as they come when and if they want to.

I love to add whimsey to my pieces so I chose the tiny ceramic straw hat and cute little knob just for fun.

My next mosaic will be a tribute to the state of Florida and one of the birds we are famous for: the flamingo. I plan to show you step by step how I work and hope you will journey with me through my creative process. Any comments will be much appreciated so don't be shy.


Tins and Treasures said...

This piece is so amazing. I am anxious to see the pics of your process. Happy Monday ~Natalie

Karen Gill said...

Wow! This is a lovely one!