Small Mosaic Heart

I've made this one for my friend's granddaughter. Nita passed away last September and she was so proud of her first grandchild and absolutely adored her. When I came across this small heart backing in my cupboard, I immediately decided to make something for Poppet. I loved her Grandma dearly and we had a bond... Continue Reading →

Boho Mirror Frame Save

I really didn't want to have to trash this mirror frame after my first grouting fail, both with colour and cracked grout. I'd been adventurous with my grout colour and wasn't happy with the result, but decided to regrout with black, just leaving the coloured grout between the black framing tiles. I taped over those... Continue Reading →

Sale – Going Round in Circles

'Going 'Round in Circles' mosaic with violet tinted grout. The frame allows for easy hanging. $50 plus $10 domestic postage (Australia) Dimensions: 30.5cms x 30.5cms x 4.4cms deep Materials: Stained glass tilesceramic tilesglass glitter tilessilverfoil tilesmirror tileglass gemsresin art frameglueviolet groutacrylic paintsealant All pieces are handmade and imperfections are part of the character of each... Continue Reading →

moderate f**k distribution

Beautifully written with great humour, but also gives us a very true message about self care and balance in life.

My favourite quote “Don’t want to run out of fucks to give. Neither do I want to end my life with ungiven fucks.”

I hope I don’t leave this planet with ungiven fucks either, but also don’t want to give them away undeservedly.

Balance needs to be found…but never lose a sense of humour!

therobynbirdsnest

Sundance sent this to me via text message late last night.
My initial reaction was a giggle, followed by an Amen.
But as I considered it further, I began to realize it’s an extremely important skill, this moderate fuck distribution.
I mean, really. This is key!
Fuck-giving is a double edged sword. Too much or not enough can kill you.
It is truly all about that sweet spot of fuck-giving.

Giving too many fucks or giving no fucks is not sustainable in the long term.
Giving too many can cause you to lose your damn mind worrying unnecessarily. I mean, who has that kind of time and energy? Giving too many fucks will wear you slap out, nothing should require that much of your attention.
Giving none pretty much means you’ve just shut down. That you’re probably abstaining from interacting with others. And while that may sound good on paper…

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Mosaic: Tree of Life or Thorn in My Side?

Creating a mosaic we’re happy with can be trial and error, but this beautiful piece made by Piglet in Portugal shows that patience pays off 🙂

Piglet in Portugal

Nearly a year after starting my ‘tree of life’ aka ‘tree of patience’ mosaic picture, it is finally finished!

Tree of Life Mosaic Tree of Life Mosaic

The substrate for the base was clear glass and the printed picture beneath acted as a rough template.  I cut each piece of stained glass to shape  before gluing into position. Many hours, days and even weeks were spent in procrastination mode as I tried to decide which coloured glass to use.  Decisions, decisions! I wanted to use vibrant autumnal colours and incorporate an orange sunset in the background against a yellow sky.

Everyone kept telling me the sky must be blue. I am so glad I stood my ground and kept the picture more abstract.

Tree of Life - work in progress Tree of Life – work in progress

I cut each leaf to shape using nippers.

Shaping the leaves from glass Shaping the leaves from glass

I put the project aside until I could decide on the…

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