Friday, July 18, 2008

Illness and Mosaics......

Urghhhhhh we are all sick and feeling sorry for ourselves here...There is so much coughing, sneezing and nose blowing it's scary!!!! I HATE WINTER....... Actually I can't really say that as this winter in NZ has been okay, I just hate the weeks of sickness that come with winter. I have been getting back into Aromatherapy again which is one good thing to come of all this. I have been burning oils constantly in the hopes that they may eliminate some of the germs in the room and I have also made up a chest rub oil which I am massaging into Kalem and Talia's chest and back a few times a day. They are so cute and they love it, Kalem just relaxes and lets me get on with it, but Talia just lies there telling me what to do. She is such a bossy little madam, I keep telling her to lie back and be quiet I AM THE PROFESSIONAL after all.....

Anyway enough about illness, I though that I would post a few of my mosaic designs. I love mosaics, but can't seem to get into it in the winter as a. My work bench is on the garage and it's too cold to stand out there for hours, b. I have realised that I am actually more inspired in the summer and c. knitting seems to be my new obsession...................

I have done a few mosaics using tile, but a couple of years ago I went on a course to learn how to use glass in mosaics. I definitely prefer to use glass myself as I find it easier to shape. The first picture is the plant pot that I made during the course.

This is a photo frame that I made for Talia. My plan was actually to make these to sell, so this was an experiment. Of course I never got around to actually making any more, but I am thinking of trying to brave the cold and getting out into that garage this weekend. I have drawn up a few designs so I am quite keen to see what they turn out like. I would not do future frames with names on either as it is too fiddly.

I love sunflowers so I made this to hang in our garden. It is great as it adds a splash of colour on an otherwise quite bleak winter garden.

I have also made a couple of other mosaics as gifts, but I don't have photographs of them. Oh well better get off computer now as I see 3 snotty noses that need wiping, oh happy days!!!


Melody said...

Oh Julie, your mosacis are wonderful!! I have always wanted to do mosaic but never have - one day I will when we possibly have room to do so!

kate5kiwis said...

ooo, LOVE the mosaics julie.
(i am always looking for the next winter-antidote lol) and that one you made for talia is exquisite!!!
love the angel X

Little Grubs said...

Hi Julie - you're mosaics are awesome. I did a course when my first daughter was 5 months old and loved it - made a couple of items and then of course other things took precedence - she's now nearly 4!

sweetp said...

Oh I LOVE your mosiacs! You clever thing! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have added you to my blog reader :)

Your fairy is called Tangle Saturnwand
She is a trouble maker.
She lives at the bottom of tangled gardens and in hedgerows.
She is only seen when the seer holds a four-leafed clover.
She wears tangled dresses of multicoloured petals. She has delicate pale pink wings like a cicada.