This is just the cutest project, click on the images to enlarge and read how to mosaic a family of chickens.
If you like this project and want more pop on over to Amazon and grab yourself a copy of
Mosaics, The Art of Reuse
45 Inspired Designs using Unconventional Materials
Mosaic is a colorful, ever-changing art form that appeals
to a wide range of artists. When mosaic art is combined
with environmental awareness, the results are particularly
stunning, as non-conventional items such as handles
salvaged from broken dressers and broken chips of antique
china can be incorporated into unique, environmentally
friendly pique assiette mosaic projects.
Mosaics, The Art of Reuse features 25 projects that are vivid, vibrant, and
inspirational. There are vintage mirrors and dressers;
decorative art-deco-style wall hangings; striking 3D
sculptures; and practical home features such as a flight
Or click on the "Mosaic" link below for more recycled mosaic projects. There are some cool ones from this book and a few of my own creations I made inspired by other designs in books.
And since we've switched gears here, leave a question for me (about anything!) and you are entered to win a free book and bobbin winder! (See Monday's post for the full scoop!)
And on the subject of Monday I am going to answer another of Monday's questions posed
by reader "KC"
my question is, what do you do or how do you handle Craft blocks , ya know sorta like writers block, you wanna craft but when you get to your table, nothing happens.
This one is EASY!
Two things, open a book!
Or step away from the craft table and stretch.
Nothing gets me back into the creative groove than some eye candy. All it takes is a flip of a few pages and it can be a related book to the medium I'm working in such as if I am making jewelry I flip open a jewelry making book or an altered art piece, one of the many mixed-media or altered art books I have or if I am sewing or refashioning a piece of clothing a fashion magazine will work too or a completely unrelated book can offer inspiration and get me back on track.
The other way is to get away from my crafting table and stretch, stare at the ceiling and think for a few minutes. Now my personal favorite stretch is to take a rolled up towel and place it under my back sort of from shoulder to shoulder this reverses the "hunched overness" that I can develop while working at my desk. All it takes is a few minutes and I have my new idea or plan! Another cool stretch can be found in this post.
Have a great creative weekend ya'll!