Mosaic “M” for my daughter, Melissa

My daughter LOVES New Orleans, so I thought I would make her a special mosaic to represent her love for this city.  Many of the items used are from shops around Savannah, Tybee Island and Charleston.   See below pictures of this fun and quirky piece…

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Leaves made from polymer clay
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I added a tiny bottle complete with message. The spider, skull and green coin were all finds from various antique/thrift shops in Savannah and Charleston.
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I made the red crab from polymer clay and got the red swizzle stick from a trip to New Orleans.
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Tiny round mirror adds visual interest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Fairy House

I’ve been playing with my new fairy house now for about a month, and this is how it looks —I’ll change it every season and, as you can see, I’ve begun the fall/Halloween season a little early.   I still want to add a few mosaic pieces.

I made the swing from a REAL caladium leaf molded from polymer clay. I painted it dark green, then added a touch of gold.  

 

 

I made the pumpkin out of polymer clay, baked it, then painted it burnt orange.  I added a touch of gold and antiquing glaze.

 

I put glimmer string lights inside the house.

I made the birdbath from polymer clay, then antiqued it..

 

This is what the entire house looks like.  

Check back – more to come.  

Mosaic Commission – NCPTA – North Carolina Physical Therapy Association

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.

Mosaic Letter “E”

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.  

 

 

 

 

 

My newest mosaic birdhouse!

The anticipation of spring inspired me to make this whimsical birdhouse!  I repainted the bird to match and filled the house with lots of pretty china, buttons, beads, polymer clay objects and rocks.  I love the mischievous smile on the bird’s face.  Cool

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  …happy bird.

Fanciful Flamingo Switchplate

I bought this fanciful flamingo last month when I visited Savannah and Tybee Island.  It’s the perfect combination for this particular dish I broke apart.  The colors are more vibrant than what you see here.  It’s very fun and whimsical…perfect for a kid’s room, beach house or even bathroom – that’s where I have this one.   

closeup of flamingo…

my signature leaf.