The shapes are drawn and cut out. Next step is to protect the back and sides, then start applying the mosaic. These will be worked directly using broken crockery, tiles, plastic toys and so on.
This afternoon we planted the two pillars we bought at Nice Old Stuff. We’ve made them kind of like an entranceway to the forested part of the yard. These will be adorned with mosaic-work along the way. Of course I had to take several breaks… Read More
The Magnolia Bench is a recently installed commission we worked on with Ruth Arnold, who is a great wood carver. Sheila, Ruth and I designed the bench together, and worked with the folks at HGH Granite to get the stonework executed and installed. Ruth created… Read More
We’re starting a new mosaic project. Actually, we’re starting three of them. Today I cut out the shape for a grackle mosaic and we’re starting to source tiles and crockery. Although the grackle is a black bird, there is lots of colour in this bird.… Read More
Tuffy P has just completed this fantastic dining room door mosaic. It features some tiles from Sintra, in Portugal, a black cat from Nice Old Stuff in Jarvis Ontario, and a cat door to allow the lions to pass at their leisure. For those new… Read More
Yesterday Tuffy P did up two more cupboard panels as part of her grand kitchen mosaic madness.
We’re planning a new mosaic. We want to try some new things so this time we’re talking about a plant/floral motif, again on a shaped ground. We haven’t done any drawing for it yet – still in the discussion stage. We improvise a lot as… Read More
I decided to create a Pinterest board for the mosaics Tuffy P and I do. At this point we’ve made several of them, mostly birds, and I wanted to group some photos in one spot in case anybody wanted to see the work. Until we… Read More
We’ve just finished up the blue jay mosaic. It has to set for a while before we’ll be able to move it and get a good clean photo, but you can get the idea of what we’ve been up to here. This mosaic is a… Read More
We’re starting another bird mosaic. We’ve already done a huge owl, a scarlet tanager, a goldfinch and a Baltimore Oriole. This one will be a blue jay and it’s a commission. I cut out the basic shape today. Next step is to prepare the tesserai,… Read More