Why mosaic? Let me count the reasons…
When you are working on a mosaic, there is no pandemic. There is no street violence. There is no stress. There is nothing but color, texture, and design. It is a true escape.
It’s so much fun to see a new pattern developing!It’s also fun to see the reactions of others when they see your work.
You get to experiment with different “tesserae”, and learn new vocabulary words, like “tesserae”.
You learn important information, like the fact that not all tesserae is as it appears. Who would have thought these “metal beads” were not metal?
You find out other stuff, not the least of which being that you never use wood as a substrate for an outdoor mosaic. For more on this, you can see “It Was a Good Idea…”
You can transform your bathtub / shower into an undersea wonderland. If you haven’t seen the “Sea Animals” adventure, it all started with“Because I Can”.When making a mosaic you get to figure out problems like how to connect two pieces when your design is too big for the mesh.Plus you get cool decor for your house.
If you like a particular design, there are lots of variations you can experiment with.
If you like art, you can try doing a mosaic based on a whimsical drawing.
You can work indoors or out.
You will learn that non sanded black grout is not that fun to work with.And that you can’t put grout on thin plastic and expect it to stick for long.
And don’t be too upset if you have a “Great Gecko Fail”!You can pretend you are an archaeologist in your own back yard.Plus look at how many empty containers you will have to put things in!Need I say more?
12 thoughts on ““Why Mosaic?” Part 2”
Wow….that is one beautiful Rooster. Your talent is amazing.
Aww, thanks! It was a new challenge for me!😊
I agree the Rooster is gorgeous! I am as astounded by your artwork as Foster appears to be in your last photo! 🙂
Thank you so much! If only working on art really did make all the bad things go away!
Yes, it’s helpful to leave all the other things behind and focus on something fun and creative! 🙂
I can only agree with the previous comments. It’s been quite a journey and your bathroom still brings a smile to my face. That rooster is spectacular, truly a prince among birds. But the best is the expression on Foster’s face at the end: ‘what now, mom?!’
Thanks, Chris! And yes, Foster has the most facial expressions of any cat I’ve ever had! 😂
Debbie, I love your rooster!
Thanks! Believe it or not it’s my first “commissioned” piece, requested by a friend. It’s going to go on a tray she has.
Oh, wow! Those are all very pretty 🙂 You have talent, I bet I would just make a mess. Hahaha
Thanks! That’s sweet of you to say! And I make a mess too!😂