05 February 2010

Valentine's Ideas #5

I have always loved mosaics.  There is something about breaking apart a picture into tiny pieces and putting it back together again that is fascinating to me.  Well last Friday night I got my chance to try my own hand at making a mosaic.  I was invited to go out with some friends to a place called Cafe Monet, where you can paint pottery or (as I was delighted to discover), make mosaics.  And they happened to have this perfectly Valentine-y shape available.

I thumbed through a book to get an idea of what kind of inlay design I wanted to do.  Of course I made my first time at this more difficult by coming up with a rather intricate pattern.  Of course.  That's how I roll.  We were supposed to have dinner afterwards and it was nearing 8:00.  I had run several miles that day and not eaten very much, still I was the last man standing and I am proud of how it turned out.  What we artists will do in the name of creativity!

Now the only problem is I am not sure where to hang it.



I will tell you one thing.  Mosaics are messy.  Especially the grouting part.  I saved that part to do at home, and it got everywhere.  Be prepared to ruin a towel or too, and maybe even a kitchen utensil.  And watch your kids around that grout like a hawk!

6 comments:

Christy said...

That mosaic is gorgeous!!

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

What a beautiful project! Great work. I would love to have something like that hanging in my house...

Danielle

Tiffany said...

oh wow! It turned out so amazing!!

Leanne said...

That turned out beautiful. I can't believe that was your first time with a mosaic. Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Lei said...

Thanks gals!

Trish said...

Love it...it looks fantastic!