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Chimney Mosaic

imageJust when I thought I wasn't going to get any work done on the mosaic I started on the chimney in my kitchen, I got a wild inspiration and was able to add the sun.  Back in the summer I found 4 yellow plates at a local thrift shop to use for the sun, but I got attached to the plates and had not been able to break them up.  On Sunday, I finally decided I could make do with just 3 of them and whack went the hammer.  I am pleased with the results.  Now it's time to add some more to the sky and then some grouting.  It's very difficult to do the bending required to do the work on the lower parts.  I had a chair that my husband had cut off but it's somewhere outside and there's a lot of snow on the ground so I probably won't be grouting for a while.  But, I'm very grateful that I did get a bit done. I try to work on it some every winter, started about 3 years ago.



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Feb. 17th, 2015 10:32 pm (UTC)
I love your mosaic (in progress) and especially that you are doing it on a chimney. What a great way to hide and beautify that space. The picture you posted is kind of small and I'm having a hard time seeing the bottom part. Do you have it in a larger size?

That is funny about the yellow plates....after buying them to break, you didn't have the heart to do it, but eventually one got broken to use. I always have had a hard time breaking something after I've gotten it for a mosaic and have saved many a thing over the years. Mosaic is one of my most favorite things to do. My main component is usually glass, with a few other things added.

Here's a mosaic you might be interested in seeing that my sister and I worked on together. It's my largest and most intricate one to date. Gaia- the spiritual embodiment of the earth.



You can check out my tags under "Mosaic-Gaia" for more on her, how she began and the processes we used for different parts of her.
Feb. 17th, 2015 10:56 pm (UTC)
I'll see if I can put in a link to a larger pic. Your Gaia sculpture is wonderful. I made a comment, in which I asked if you left her outside in winter. Scrolling up I'm thinking you live where winters are mild? Winters here are hard on anything left out. I was into mosaics in the mid 90's but by now have only a couple of pieces left due to weathering. Used a lot of glass back then. The chimney is mostly tile. Mosaic is one of my faves too! I'm off to check out your process on Gaia.

Feb. 18th, 2015 04:04 am (UTC)
I can see it better now at the bottom. Looks like it will be a flower garden.

Yes, winters are mild here. In over 40 years, I've only lost plants a few winters here.
Feb. 18th, 2015 08:34 pm (UTC)
This is a very cool project.
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