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.












2 comments:

Tins and Treasures said...

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

Karen Gill hidingplacebeadery.etsy.com said...

Wow! This is a lovely one!