Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday Mosaic Blog

Well I have had an aha moment this week. I realized that sometimes when you feel overwhelmed you need to step back and try something new to refresh yourself and inspire you.

I have enjoyed trying some ideas out on a smaller scale. Ideas that I have been thinking about for sometime and working with. What really got me going on this was a challenge that was given to my monthly art guild group (We are given a challenge once a month). Our challenge was to try making something using the cubist technique, like Picasso or Braque. I tried a few little sketches and it was so freeing to do something totally different and learn about the artists that started this cubist movement. Who knows maybe I'll take it to the next level and make a mosaic from one of the sketches, which would be a whole different challenge.

Here's the latest pictures of the counter installation project. It's been a slow process but I'm plugging along.

I also am starting the bathroom mosaic.

They decided on the first sketch with the bamboo and moon theme. I'm excited to get going on it. My husband was nice enough to help me with the frame - mitering, gluing and nailing it to the plywood substrate. I thought this would be a nice way to frame the piece.

Plan for the week
Tuesday-Smalti class
Wednesday-Work on Bamboo mosaic
Thursday-Work on counter
Friday-Work on counter for a few hours-shop for glass if needed for Bamboo mosaic
Saturday-day off
Sunday-Studio time with local mosaic group
Quote for the week
"A change of work is the best rest."
-William Gladstone


  1. Wow! Love your cubist sketch...definitely something to think about for your next mosaic!

  2. you make the cubist sketch look so simple. brava. looks great. I also like your tourquoise squares. you're cookin'!