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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Show and Tell - My mosaic

For show and tell this week, I'm showing an artistic endeavor I started sometime last fall and didn't really finish until now. I like to do crafts (I don't really consider myself an artist), and have done things like crochet for years. For whatever reason, I've always been fascinated with glass - I've taken glass fusing and glass bead-making classes, and I hope to take glass blowing some day. The other thing I've always wanted to learn is mosaic, so last fall I signed up for a class. It was much more time consuming than I expected. It took me the entire semester to complete this project, with a weekend of non-stop glass-cutting and glueing at the end so I would be able to grout it with the rest of the class.



I didn't get around to staining the frame or figuring out how to hang it up until this week, but I'm really excited to finally have this on my wall. It's about 14 inches high and 12 inches across, and the tiles are all actually glass except the leaves which are dyed mother of pearl.

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14 comments:

  1. That is SO pretty! I love mosaic. I made a mosaic frame awhile back, but it was from a kit, so not as cool as yours. Once I went out and bought a bunch of glass and cutters, but then never got around to getting started with it...which is pretty much my usual MO. ;-)
    Good job!

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  2. OMgoodness! I LOOOOOVE it! I've seen a lot of homemade mosaics, but they often look very quilt-like. This is like a painting...a van gogh painting!

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  3. So unbelievably gorgeous...you did a fantastic job! You are quite talented~!

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  4. Beautiful! I would love to be able to create something as beautiful as this. You did a wonderful job. You're hard work and dedication really shows!

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  5. This is totally awesome! I love it.

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  6. Wow - amazing. I love it. Congratulations on finishing it!

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  7. I'm so inpsired by this. Mosaics look really tricky. It is gorgeous -glad you feel a sense of accomplishment.

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  8. that is so neat...i love it...it is my 'style' i suppose...i bet you are SOOOO glad to have it complete!

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  9. Super! It has gorgeous colours, and the effort that has gone into it really shows!

    Wow, did you ask somebody to kiss your hands? :)

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  10. That is beautiful! Hope the next one gets a little easier -- though I think mosaic is inherently time-consuming.

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