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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

In The Studio - Wednesday

Sometimes it's hard to know exactly what to write in my blog that might be interesting enough to share. The truth is, sometimes life is just sort of boring. I see it as a time to rest, allow the muse and her minions the time to regroup and make decisions on what's next.

I have things to grout but have decided to wait. I started working on a few small things but have put them aside for the moment.


This week and for the next few, I am focusing on moving within the house from one room to another. This is really not a big deal or not as big as the last move we all had in December. Much is still in boxes, awaiting the sorting of color and getting more clear boxes to fill up. I do have a lot of jars now, thanks to the fam saving them for me as they are emptied!



I will miss the bright orange color of this room I'm in now but the space is small.



I've managed to "spill" mosaics out into the hall and window sills throughout the house. Living with artists and like-minded people is a wonderful thing. Finding space for everything I've made over the years, even with placing mosaics throughout the house, is still a challenge. But we make it work!



I'm looking forward to the room I'll be in, which is the attic! It's deep purple painted walls and small touches added here and there invite me to decorate in bohemian decor. I can't wait to start purchasing tapestries, etc. to fill the space.





The room I'm moving into is bigger than this one, affording me the luxury of possibly eventually getting a desk for the computer and a work table for the art work!


The process of packing isn't difficult. Waiting for those who work and need to clear the attic space so I can move into it is all I'm really doing.

My grandson will be moving into the room I'm in now, which means he'll actually have a room to himself. Something he hasn't had for many years. He's very excited!

As the time is spent waiting for others, I spend a few hours on Etsy teams in the mornings, sharing the love and my own shop wherever I can.

Mostly, I've decided to just chill and enjoy the spring weather in the country and relax.




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Stay peaceful.
Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

In The Studio - Wednesday

I've been slightly less active this week due to a cold bug going around in our home, but before I got hit with it, I managed to get the first of three mosaics grouted!

I mixed black and white grouts together and got a nice dark grey color for the beach themed palm tree.


I really love the way it looked almost immediately. That's always a good thing!


A few more cleanings and it will be ready to send next month!


The sides are tinted in a burnt sienna water wash mixture I made myself. I finished it off adding hanging hardware and signing it!

Until I feel better, I won't do the rest of what needs to be grouted. But hopefully I'll get to it soon enough!

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Stay peaceful.
Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

In The Studio - Wednesday

Busy at work this week and I love it!

I made one of my favorites, a lotus mandala for the final mosaic relating to the fund raiser. This is the one that has been generously donated back to me to list on Etsy and sell. It should be noted that the person who offered that to me also donated more money to the fund raiser around the same time.



I decided to use spring colors for this one. At first, I wasn't sure I liked it very much.


Using jewel tones was something I hadn't done in a long time. But as I filled in the petals, I knew it was the right choice.


Iridescent glass in pink was used and I put ball chain in the middle (not easy to see in this photo) as well as mirror in the center and within the petals.


Deep purple and more ball chain was added. As I was filling in the purple, I knew it was coming along nicely.


All filled in and ready for the grout pile!

I'm hoping to grout all 3 pieces I did for the fund raiser this coming weekend. Here are the other two:



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Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics

Monday, April 3, 2017

A New Horizon - Mosaic Stained Glass Plate

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The title of this is "A New Horizon". Imagine standing toward the edge of a cliff where you see grass, hills, water, sand and rocks. It's a new beginning, a fresh start. An inspiration to begin again in one 12 inch mosaic stained glass plate.

When turned, it completely changes perspective. No matter how it's placed, it is quite beautiful.



Stained glass was all hand cut for this mosaic. The glass colors used are green/yellow, amber, white/light blue and aquamarine.

I love making mosaics on discarded items; transforming them into something beautiful and unusual. Such is the case for this mosaic. Very small hand cut pieces of stained glass were placed on a discarded 12 inch microwave plate and grouted, creating a work of art.

 
This plate is meant to be shown in sunlight. I have been known to call these plates suncatchers, but traditionally suncatchers are hung in the window. My plates are heavy and hanging is not recommended nor do I craft them for that purpose at the moment. They look fantastic sitting in the window in a display dish holder (not included).


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Stay peaceful.
Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics