This mirror consists of Silver Needle Agate, Grey Line Jasper, Grey Agate, assorted stone, stained glass, and beads. I like its natural colors and Earthy vibe.
Seville 1999- Plaza de Espana, Bridge of Lions
You wouldn’t know it now, but when I was in school I studied Spanish for 4.5 years. My senior year of high school I was lucky enough to travel to Spain for 10 days as part of the Spanish Club. Up until that point I hadn’t traveled beyond New England, and I remember being so impressed by the beautiful artwork I was exposed to on the trip. Even the city walkways were beautifully tiled. It was my first exposure to professional mosaics, and I loved it! Recently I have been seeing mosaic courses offered as vacation packages, and the premier destination (after Italy) seems to be Spain. I feel fortunate that I have had the opportunity to visit Seville, Madrid, Cordoba, Granada, and Costa Del Sol. The next time I make it to Spain, I will have to see Gaudi's works in Barcelona. I suspect I could spend 10 days in Barcelona alone!
I particularly enjoyed mosaics when visiting Alhambra en Granada:
Mezquita, the Mosque-Cathedral de Cordoba:
We saw ancient Roman mosaics when visiting the Archaeological Ensemble of Italica:
It seemed everywhere I looked I saw beautiful tiles, colors, and inspiration! Little did I know at the time, I would soon be making mosaics of my own!
* These two photos are from Wikipedia. My camera photos inside were dark and shadowed. Thankfully, my photography has improved since high school!
I have been making mirrors lately. I am happy to say, after buying mirror at 4 different places, I have finally found mirror of the quality I expect. Who knew it would be so hard?! This finished mirror is 18" x 18". I am ready to grout a green version, which I have enjoyed working on around Saint Patrick's Day. Pictures of that to come soon!
I recently acquired some mannequins and have exciting plans for them. My husband was gracious enough to go pick them up, but he couldn't resist posting a picture of them on Facebook. He used the hashtag:
I am a glass artist from Maine.