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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

In The Studio - Wednesday

The fun continues with my "Mr Coffee Candle Holder" mosaic. It's been a slow process, maybe only working for 1/2 an hour in the morning and then after dinner about the same amount of time. I can work in the heat of the day if I wanted to, but I don't. And this piece is for me so it doesn't matter how long it takes. It is super fun to work on, though!

This was where I left off a few days ago.
I didn't get back to this one until yesterday, which means I had a 4 day break from it. That's why I didn't write a blog post on Friday. There really wasn't much to show or share.

Now there's only been a little more added but I'm going slowly and truly enjoying the journey on this mosaic. My breathing slows down as I concentrate on each piece in my hand and where it should be placed. I find listening to New Age music is good on some days, while Classic Rock music works on other days.



These were taken Tuesday afternoon. Hopefully I'll keep going and share the progress on Friday.

Meanwhile, I'm happy to report that I've made a few sales on Etsy and got a custom order from a good extended family member! Woo-hoo! Believe it or not the custom order is for Christmas presents! Yikes!! I can't believe how fast the major holidays are creeping up on us. While I listen to the grandbabies splashing around in the pool below me when I work at my table, it's hard to believe that the seasons will be changing again soon.



I finally packed up all the reward mosaics for the fundraiser (that debt has been completely paid off) and they are shipping out today! Yay!!

Such a pretty sight to me ... 3 mosaics lovingly packed and heading on out to the folks who donated to the fundraiser last year.




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Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics

Monday, July 10, 2017

Let's Go Shopping!

Mosaic Tree Flower Pot, Mosaic Tree, Vase, Stained Glass Mosaic, Tree, Pine Tree Mosaic, Woodland Decor, For The Home, Anniversary, Wedding - $40.00 USD

We love trees! Stained Glass pine trees surround this pot. Hand cut green and brown stained glass create the trees. I placed two large trees on either side and a lot of small stick-like trees around them. I made you a forest just like a good Earth Mother should! I loved the color of this pot a lot and didn't want to cover the entire thing in glass that would take away from it. Using instead clear glass called tempered or crash glass was the answer. You can still see the beautiful green color of the pot from the outside.



I would suggest putting a self-contained flower pot or small tree within this one, as there is no hole at the bottom for drainage. This has more uses than even I can think of. Put it on a desk and let it hold scissors, rulers, pens, pencils. Place it in the kitchen and use it for wooden spoons and spatulas. It fits in a bathroom holding rolled up washcloths or brushes and combs. The uses are endless. It could hold remote controls for your TV room, place flowers in it and use it as a display in the center of your table.


We love useful and decorative art. Perfect!!

This flower pot is handmade with love by EarthMotherMosaics.


DO NOT SUBMERGE IN WATER.

Measures 5 x 5 inches



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Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

In The Studio - Wednesday

I've been working mornings before the heat of the day arrives in my room on this awesome mosaic. It was a coffee maker but is now going to be a candle holder. Oh the fun I'm having!!

One side, at this point when the photo was taken, is almost covered.

One side is covered. Time to get to work on the inside. This is where a self-contained candle will reside.

I'm adding mirror on the inside in a few varied colors to give reflective qualities when the candle is lit.
At the top on the inside, where the coffee used to drip through, I've put a circular mirror. This too will reflect the light from a candle.
I love recycling broken objects in this way. Isn't it cool so far?
Depending on how warm the next week will be will dictate how quickly I get this project completed. But it is so much fun to see it transforming from a dull, black broken machine into a useful piece of mosaic art. I am willing to watch it unfold slowly. I love what I do!

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Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics

Friday, June 30, 2017

In The Studio - Friday

It's been a really fun week here at the mosaic table!

The coffeepot now has beautiful dish shards, millefiori and 1/2 glass circles on it. I'm considering making it into an incense holder and putting a candle inside when it's not used for incense.




Moving on to the actual coffeemaker now. Again it might have a design on it or I might just continue with the fun randomness of the project.

This pot is now in the "to be grouted" pile.

Hope you all have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

In The Studio - Wednesday

I've been standing at the table a lot this week, nipping up dish tiles for the next project.

A few weeks ago, my coffeemaker stopped working. I was very sad and told it how much I appreciated all it's hard work as I unplugged it for the last time. RIP coffeemaker. But now ... it's too large to just toss and as always I like to find new ways to use old items, so why not do something with these pieces?

I haven't yet started on the actual coffeemaker, but I am planning on putting some mosaic magic all over it soon enough!

Right now, I'm working on the aluminum pot. Gotta say, what I see in my head for this when it's finished getting some mosaic goodness, is kind of cool. Sometimes the muse takes me in a different direction from where I start out, so we'll see how it goes.

I drew a simple design on this but might just ignore it and go for it, glue and slap any old which way!

As you can see at the top, in the background, 2 candle holders and a switch plate are resting/drying, waiting for grout. Meanwhile, I'm nipping up all kinds of dish pieces. Fun stuff!


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Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics

Monday, June 26, 2017

Let's Go Shopping!

Lotus Mosaic Wall Art, Mosaic Wall Hanging, Bohemian Art, Hippie Decor, For The Home, Wedding, Birthday, Great Gift, Anniversary, Retirement - $50.00 USD
One of my all-time favorite designs to draw and make into mosaics is the lotus. This mosaic has stained glass in iridescent pink, pieces of a broken lamp in pink, green and purple, some bright green glass tiles, stained glass in green, mirror, ball chain, and small plastic flowers. Lots to see in this 8 x 10 inch wall art.



Bohemian in nature, this has a soothing quality to it, especially when near sunlight. It is very sparkly and shines brightly making even the most gloomy of days extra special and will make you smile. Meditate with it near you to feel the good vibrations. Namaste!




I couldn't decide which way I wanted it to hang, which is why there are no photos of it hanging on the wall. It looks great vertically as well as horizontally. Therefore, there is a hanger and hardware taped to the back of this piece waiting for your decision. You can request I add it before I send it out to you and in which direction you'd like it or the hardware can be included for you. It's not too difficult to attach the hardware and string once you've seen it in person. Don't forgot to include this info when you purchase this beauty. Thank you!

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Stay Peaceful and Enjoy the Moments.
Cindy, Earth Mother Mosaics