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Friday, December 19, 2014

In The Studio - Part Two

For those concerned about my back, it is slowly healing. We're to have snow this weekend, so hopefully by the time it arrives, the pain will be minimal. And thanks so much for the well-wishes throughout the social media sites. I appreciate it very much.

Now, here's the latest news from In The Studio.

I finished up the last of the ornaments for the kidlets! I'm happy with every one of them too, thank goodness.

I'm adding ball chain to them as a final step before grouting. I have done one row and am going to try to do a few more on each one. Once grouted, I may add a bead to the tops of each one. I'm still undecided about that.

Now that they are drying, I picked up the caricature portrait of my daughter, Tara and her boyfriend, Mark and set to work. I finished filling in their faces in 2-1/2 days (from the comfort of my bed!). The background needs to be done and then it too can sit for a few days until glue is dry. This might take a while because I used a white glue that dries to clear but Tara's side is almost dry so it won't take too long, I don't think.

When I was working on Mark's eyes, which took me close to 2 hours because the pieces were so very small, I realized they looked a little like an aliens eyes ready for battle! Changing them was the only thing I wanted to change with this. I think it looks much better now. The background will be done in an opaque white stained glass.

Grout will pull this portrait together nicely. I like how different it looks in the window from on the table. That's my favorite thing about glass-on-glass mosaics.

My skills have much improved over this last year. I can no longer say I just do abstract mosaic art. Not bad for someone who is self-taught. Not bad at all.

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Stay peaceful,


  1. Amazing Cindi! Would never have known you're not a professional at this craft! Glad you're feeling better. Just don't go over doing thing, just because it's Christmas. Have a Happy one - best wishes to all your family.

    1. Thanks so much, Isobel. It's been 10 years since I've made my first mosaic and I'm still learning. That's part of what makes me love this particular art form. There's always something new to learn and try! I'm heeding your advice and resting for a few days. Thanks so much too for the best wishes! Happy Holidays!

  2. Those mini ornaments are beautiful!!! Did you sell those in your shop?

    1. The ones shown here on the blog are for your family?

  3. Thank you, Kim! I've never sold them, no. Maybe next year I will put some in Storenvy. That's a whole year away, who knows where I'll be selling my mosaics by then?! These actually were plastic pieces from a string of lights that I covered. You can see the process in older posts. And yes, these are for the kids in my family this year! :)