Monday, March 8, 2010

Monday Mosaic Blog-Day 194

This is a new project that I have been working on. I've had this idea of combining different shapes of wedi board and doing a monochromatic abstract theme on it. This is a sample one I want to complete before actually making a large one. I thought I'd test it out on a smaller scale first. The pieces are attched to plywood that I painted black and used T nuts and a long screw to attach each section to the plywood-I wanted to find a way to make it more secure. I'm obviously not done laying all the tesserae on. So far it has been a fun little challenge. Well it was back to the drawing board for the Zen project, I was laying glass out and deciding on colors and andamento and it just was not feeling right. So...I thought I would change the layout a little and change the colors. I did not like the blue in the piece and I thought it needed something else besides the bamboo and moon so I added the Torii Gate which is a symbol of religion faith and peace. I am thinking about using all Smalti in this piece.

I was able to get about 5 hours on Thursday to work on the countertop. I can't get over how long it takes to do the "crazy paving". I decided not to bother with brown tiles since I had so much of the other colors left, I'm just going to stick to these colors. I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel and I am starting to think about how to attempt grouting and dealing with the clean up along with the biggest grouting project I have ever done.

Plan for the week
Tuesday-Smalti class, order Smalti for Zen Project
Wednesday-finish white abstract and layout new design of Zen project
Thursday - Organize studio/errands/do some sketching
Friday-Work on counter
Saturday-Work on counter
Sunday-Pack for SAMA!
Monday-Hopefully will have smalti to start on project and Art Guild meeting
Quote of the week
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." -Anais Nin


  1. You wedi project looks great! You can also create a hanging mechanism for wedi if you decide you don't want to stick it to onto wood. I took some pictures of one I just did and posted it on my blog if you want to check it out (under mosaic tips). Happy mosaicing!

  2. Thank you so much for the advice! I'll check it out.