This project started when I found this wooden birdhouse at a local thrift shop in Tybee Island. The asking price was $90.00. 👿 Oh, heck no! I really wanted it, so I offered $30. Soon, I was walking out with my new birdhouse. 😀
This is what it originally looked like with a few items attached to it, but I saw it as a blank canvas for me to mosaic.
It sat for almost two years, and I finally started the process, which you can follow in my next posts. My husband has offered many suggestions that, of course, I have ignored. One artist in a family is enough. He means well and did “bird dog” (i.e., find) many of the pieces I used on this birdhouse. He also graciously agreed to move it around many times until I decide its final place.
The house has some unique features such as the wood top. And I like the horseshoe and perch.
To be continued…..
I’ve been busy making quite a few mosaic letters and below is a collection of some of them….
I was thrilled to be commissioned to do a mosaic piece for the head office of the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association in Raleigh, NC. The pieces were the letters “N, C, P, T, A.” I carried a basic color theme throughout and included special, visually interesting pieces in each letter. My goal was to be conservative – I’m known for being a bit whimsical – okay, VERY whimsical. The project was a lot of fun and I was so honored to have been asked to make these letters.
One of my sisters-in-law asked me to make a New Orleans’ themed letter “E” for her boss. He loves New Orleans, so I pulled together the brightest pieces I could find and went to work. I made the leaves and crab from polymer clay. I found the metal Mardi Gras mask at Goodwill and the jazz singer at a locat antique store.
Whimsical and bright, this letter has lots of green, red and purple. I made the leaves from polymer clay, then painted them. I added a bird on a stick to the purple leaf. After I grouted the piece, I sprayed a clear coat to seal and protect.
Bird on a stick…
Polymer clay leaf…
I finished the back with red and white paper.
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because the decorations are so whimsical and fun. I recently made this mosaic skull.
Check out the fish I put on the chin.
This is how it all begins…..a wooden board, mirror and broken plates.
Thank you for looking.