Sunday, July 7, 2024

Mosaics

 Yah - I need another hobby like a hole in the head but I can't help myself when it comes to mosaics - they are so much fun.  Plus they are using up a lot of old junk around the house - tubes of silicon sealers, half empty bags of grout and most importantly, all that scrap glass from stained glass.

Baby M and I took a class from Kathy over at Shattered Glass Restored back in June to make a bird bath. I chose to make a spider web in the 5 hours we had to do it.  Sounds like enough time? Not by half.  The last 3 hours felt like I was a contestant on the Great British Baking Show as I scrambled to complete my piece.  Needless to say, I was not pleased and gave it away to my sister.

Here it is pictured before grout.  Unfortunately, grout did not improve the sloppy, rushed appearance of the piece.

I decided to try it at home, where I could take my time and be a little more precise.  I started doing a flower pot embellished with some glass skulls I got from Full Spectrum Art Glass. I spent a few days, letting each section dry, before starting a new one.  

I am so pleased with the results. I think it is as cute as can be and cannot wait to pot a plant in it.




Looking forward to creating more.

14 comments:

  1. Wow, your mosaic work is stunning! You're very talented with both design and execution. I thought of you yesterday when I was at a Witch Fair -- so many skulls and spooky creations were on display at various stalls!

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    1. Thank you. Did you score anything at the witch fair???

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  2. The flower pots are awesome.

    Speaking of pots, I've got a picture of a skeleton toilet you would love except you don't have an email listed. Send me your email and I'll send it to you. It will be worth it.

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    1. I think I have your email - mike sbc global? I sent an email your way. If it is not yours, some other Mike is getting a weird email from Lady M.

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  3. They both look amazing!! The flower pot is really, really neat. Please share which lucky plant gets to live there!

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    1. I am still pondering which plant gets to live in there.

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  4. That bird bath looks painstakingly intricate. I'm impressed it ONLY took five hours haha.

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    1. Think of what I could have accomplished in 7 hours!

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  5. These are absolutely gorgeous! Wow, the color choices are perfection. LOVE what you've done here.

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  6. What a fun project. Love how that cobalt blue turned out on the pot. Getting back to the blog and catching up on reading.

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    1. I did not have much of that cobalt blue glass but in mosaics, a little goes a long way.

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  7. That last comment was moi Old Fashion Halloween only Google won't let me sign in to comment.

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    1. I got no idea why google is so weird. I can't comment on Haunted Eves blog at all.

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