It's a beautiful day in Bristol, and I felt a blog coming on!
So, the nitty gritty of what I do - making mosaics - is all completely self taught, which I rather like, because it leaves me absolutely free to create as I like. I like to hear about other artists' methods, and I have definitely learnt from them, but at the end of the day, I guess, this is what I do, and how I do it, (always evolving), and it seems to work! I started off with square tiles making mirrors, photo frames etc, and then one new year, I took the plunge and starting cutting my own - and I haven't looked back!
Cutting your own tiles makes so many things possible - the tile is the limit! There are the different colours of the tiles to mix - like a painter's pallet. Then there are the different widths of the tiles, to create an interesting and unusual 3D effect. And then, of course, there are the infinite shapes I can cut to create the effect I want - movement, distance, detail, atmosphere - all there in the humble tile!
My marlin is an example of this -
Next time, Ill blog a bit about the process of making mosaics , if you fancy reading about that over your coffee and digestive!
Would love to hear from you ..