There is beauty even in decay.
Sunday, 29 May 2011
my first commission,
was made from a beautifully shimmery, gold tinted, red ceramic dish.
The stem, leaf, and bottom-end flower remains
were hand forged (by my man) from sheet copper.
I designed this apple with a religious theme in mind.
The seeds, on one half, form a heart shape representing God's love.
The worm, eating it's way through the other half, represents the serpent
that tempted Adam and Eve in the garden.
Notice this apple has a dual nature too?
Sunday, 22 May 2011
Monday, 16 May 2011
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Usually, I like to study, and plan, and have all my tools and supplies lined up before I try a new craft.
But, this time I just couldn't wait to get everything in place.
I had to go for it.
I started with a hammer, a pair of standard pliers, some colored tiles, adhesive grout, and a rock.
Very quickly, I decided that I must have some more appropriate cutting/shaping tools in order to achieve the cuts and soft edges that I wanted.
That was 10 years ago.
I have been making mosaics ever since.
I still enjoy creating art in other mediums, but my mosaic muse haunts my every creative thought.