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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

In The Studio - Wednesday

Dusting off the old mosaic tools and getting to work was exactly what I needed. I've missed going into that zone where nothing else is as important as the piece of glass in my hand and where it needs to be placed on the substrate in front of me.

I had a lot of fun over the past few days creating mosaics and I'm continuing the rest of the week along the same path. Yay!

I put a mosaic on a 10 inch plate. My favorite design, the sun and moon. LOVE these colors too, so that's a bonus.

All the newly purchased stained glass and mirror will soon be put to work here!

I love making mosaic suns and moons. It makes me very happy.

Shiny glass ... yummy!

All ready for the grout pile.

And I got a beauty of a flower put on a trivet. This has tape all around it to protect the sides from the grout.

I was still trying to decide what color grout to use on this at this point.

Once I finished it, I knew I'd be using black grout!
I really am on a roll right now! Yay!

And next was a 3 paneled frame. I added a chain and hooks to the wooden frame and put a mosaic on the 3 sections on glass that go with it.

Similar in design to my big window, I can make these up a lot faster.
Love how this one looks!

Still wet from the glue, a few more pieces of glass will be added to this later today before it gets to rest for a while. It looks good!

Support Independent Artisans, Designers and Crafters for your gift-giving needs all throughout the year. Thank you!~Cindy, EarthMotherMosaics

Monday, May 9, 2016

Promo Blast!

Stained Glass Mosaic Set, Single Toggle Switch Plate and Outlet Cover , Mixed Media, Glass and Mirror - $48.50

Add a bit of excitement to a small space in your home with these pieces of mosaic art on a switch plate and outlet cover. We love making scrap glass mosaics in all sizes and shapes!

These awesome mosaics will definitely brighten up any room in your home. Give any room a splash of color with this small piece of useful art. Who knew switch plate covers and outlet covers could be one-of-a-kind pieces of art?

Can be flipped either way and still looks great. Sealed. Screws are included.

Custom orders available. All sizes and switch types (toggle, rocker, outlet, single, double, triple, etc.). Great for a new baby's room, your bathroom, kitchen, living room, bedroom, dining room. Any room in your home will be brighter with an EMM switchplate or outlet cover. Please contact me with the color and size. Prices vary depending on sizes/amounts ordered.

Don't forget about the 15% off sale going on in this shop! Use the Coupon Code: FRESHSTART01 at checkout. 

Support Independent Artisans, Designers and Crafters for your gift-giving needs all throughout the year. Thank you!~Cindy, EarthMotherMosaics

Friday, May 6, 2016

In The Studio/Personal Fundraising Campaign Update - Friday

Thanks to the last sale I had, my supplies budget increased enough to get what I needed to continue making new mosaics to sell. That is very exciting news. I just ordered some Wediboard too, which will be cut into some of my favorite shapes to mosaic on. Ohhhhh yeah!! Let the fun begin!!

Fresh supply of stained glass in all my favorite hippie colors. Yay!

I'm making some hanging framed stained glass mosaics for windows. Awesome-sauce!!

Just a quick reminder:

The sale continues in my shop on Storenvy. 15% off everything except instant digital downloads. Use the Coupon Code: FRESHSTART01.

From this point on, all proceeds from the above sale go into the GoFundMe campaign until the debt is paid. If you've wanted a custom order, now is the time. This discount applies to those as well! Check it out!

Here are some fairly cool ways I use broken dishes and a little glass here and there.

Stained glass and mirror. What a fantastic combo for mosaics.

This is just a small sampling of what is in the shop right now. Head on over and take a look for yourself. Gift-giving just got easier. And like I always say: "gift yourself ... you deserve it!".

The campaign is at a stand-still at the moment. I'd like to keep the momentum going in every way I can. Having said that, if you are connected to me through Facebook, there may come a time within the next 10 months when I ask you to share the links of the sales in my shop and the campaign too. I just sent out the call to 6 folks on my personal profile page privately, asking them to do this. So far 2 have responded. It doesn't guarantee sales but it does allow new people to see my mosaics and my shop. As the months progress, I'll pick others and ask the same question of them. The wider the circle there is, the more likely I'll have sales. And those that donate to the fundraiser have the option of getting a mosaic made as a thank you just for them depending on the amount of the donation. Custom made mosaic with the donation of $25, $50, $100, $250 and $500. If you donate $1,000 or more, you get FREE mosaics for life!! One person already took advantage of that deal! Woo-hoo!

If you can think of anything I should be doing, that I am not doing now to promote these things, let me know. Input is always welcome and appreciated. And please share the links of both the sale and the fundraising campaign wherever you can. Thank you!

Support Independent Artisans, Designers and Crafters for your gift-giving needs all throughout the year. Thank you!~Cindy, EarthMotherMosaics

Thursday, May 5, 2016

My Creative Business Journey

Another week has gone by without much work on my part toward the business side of things. There's a new Mercury Retrograde happening right now and goes until May 22nd. There's always the good parts about the retrograde that I love. We find ways to end the stuff that we don't like about our lives and in turn, new things that we DO love start to happen. Coinciding with Spring and our interpretation of new beginnings for the season itself, is all by design. That Universe! It knows what it's doing, for sure.

I have a lot of inspirational things around me and post them on Facebook, keep them on my computer in a folder I've named "The Universe Is Listening" to help keep me on track and remind me that I don't have to push or get impatient about anything at all.

Here are a few favorites:

These really do help me stay focused some days. This week I've got worksheets I can work on and one day I filled out only one question on a worksheet of 60 questions. It doesn't matter to me how long it takes. What matters is that I'm doing it at my own speed, in my own time.

Right now I've got a lot of reminders between the vision boards and these great quotes to let me know listening to my inner voice is always the right thing to do.

So for now, I'm doing very little except recharging internal batteries and allowing the Universe to catch up with me!

I am doing other things relating to business, for instance, opening a new online shop sharing my photography. It's a lot of work but worth it. And I am getting myself geared up to work on some new mosaics I'm going to eventually put up for sale.

Another thing I'm going to do, to get my mosaics out and seen for real, is do a craft fair in August. I haven't paid for the table, or even gotten a table yet, but I have help with driving, lifting, selling which was what was stopping me from doing them (besides the initial space rental). Nothing is final just yet but the point is, I'm willing to go and do this, even with my self-conscious thing about having no teeth at the moment. I have to work through it and move on. There is a good possibility that in a few years I will have new teeth. Heck, doing craft fairs might even help pay for them! So why not?! I need to get a tent, table, chairs. I'll figure it out and I'm excited to maybe show a whole new audience my mosaics. It is a start in getting local peeps to see what I do and meet me too.

I'll keep you posted on all of that as it unfolds. Meanwhile, share any of these great quotes or save them in your own folder on your favorite device. They do come in handy!

Support Independent Artisans, Designers and Crafters for your gift-giving needs all throughout the year. Thank you!~Cindy, EarthMotherMosaics

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

In The Studio - Wednesday

This week I've been wrapping up mosaics for customers who have taken advantage of the 15% discount and who have purchased mosaics to help with my fundraiser. I love the options people see, to help out in anyway they can.

Last week, I sold the mid-century modern kitties and a set of 2 coasters to a wonderful long time, online friend who wanted to help. There is no better feeling than to know this help comes from friendship. We've never met in person, but I hope to change that in the future.

These two pieces were re-grouted over the last few days and have been sold.

The top one managed to slip a bit out of my hands and hit the floor on an angle right after I sold it. Naturally. Thank the GODDESS of all things creative that the mirror didn't break. The grout along the edges, however, cracked. They are older mosaics, between 4-6 years old, so getting some freshening up was in order.

They look great. Like a new coat of paint, the grout has given them a bit of a face-lift.

I also added a piece of mirror to the bottom one in that gap that has bugged me since I took this piece off of the wall to re-grout. Now it looks better to me (more pleasing to the eye) and I can re-grout that area once I know the glue is dry.

Now that they have a new lease on life, they will last a good long time in their new home.

The other two pieces headed to the same home are shown below.

I also sold a few mosaics to a high school buddy. This makes 6 old classmates who are enjoying or about to enjoy some EarthMotherMosaics magic! Woot!

I love the support and encouragement I've been receiving about my business. It reflects well on me too, if I allow the ego to speak for a moment. However, the best thing is, how well I have chosen my tribe. Obviously I have such a great support system and it mostly comes from the online community of old friends and new. I'm amazed and delighted. My family is a comfort as well, giving emotional support as always. I'm so very grateful and so very blessed!


Support Independent Artisans, Designers and Crafters for your gift-giving needs all throughout the year. Thank you!~Cindy, EarthMotherMosaics

Monday, May 2, 2016

Promo Blast!

I'm very excited to announce the launching of my newest shop on Storenvy: Cindy White Photos. It houses home decor and gift items made from my photographs. All sent to a lab and processed there, then returned to me to inspect them, each item takes approximately 3 weeks from the time of purchase until it's at your door. Plan ahead and come back often. There's still so much to add!

Pillow Cover with Insert

Shower Curtain and Rug Set

Shower Curtain and Rug Set

Tote Bag with handle and straps - 15 Inches

Night Light
Tote Bag with strap - 13 Inches
Support Independent Artisans, Designers and Crafters for your gift-giving needs all throughout the year. Thank you!~Cindy,Cindy White Photos