I love making mosaics from treasures I've collected. I've got them all over my house~ all created by me, I'll give you a little tour, okay?
I collected all these celedon pieces of tiles and rocks over a period of years. I didn't know why or what for, other than I was so attracted to celadon green. I got many of these green pieces at a store in San Diego.
I had a blank space above the fireplace, so I created the mosaic on a board, exactly cut to the size of the space, then just slid it in. (It's not very well lit, under the mantle, so I added the christmas lights on a timer)
|mosaic above the fireplace|
|one of my first mosaics, a table top|
When we got a new stove, there was a unfinished space on the wall, so I make a mosaic on a board and attached it to the wall.
The entry hall was my biggest job, (and the last time I mosaiced!) It's made from broken slate, found rocks and tiles. It took weeks to lay, lots of hard, physical work. Thankfully, I hired someone to grout and seal it.
This mirror was my very first mosaic. I took a class from my friend, Jill Hall, to learn the techniques and materials needed. I asked my friend, Jose, to cut the wood frame. I used pieces from our lives and travels, so many memories in this mirror. It hangs in our guest bathroom.
|When we first married, I had this coffee cup made for my husband, Don Strom.|
|Our first kitty was named 'Cinzano.' Don's brother got this ashtray |
from a bar in San Francisco for us.
|We lived and traveled in Asia|
|The little character is a chop stick rest, and reminds me of my older brother.|
|A cup handle and a pepper cannister|
|Sweet peter rabbit dishes.|
|Ain't it the truth?|
Do you do project like this for your home? I love DIY projects! As long as they're are creative and don't involve precision.