Hello, blogger friends!
There is never a dull moment with my mosaic work, and I love the variety!
Last week, I was commissioned to make one of my 'sheep in winter' mosaics. This is one of my personal favourites as I use a more subtle palette of colours - love the bright, love the pale!
This mosaic is particularly 3D. I build the sheep and the tree trunk in plain white tiles first, and then add the coloured tiles on top. It really works well to bring the mosaic to life. The other tiles I have chosen are all different widths so bringing a lovely texture to the whole piece. The sheeps' heads and legs are only one tile thick so giving the effect of a big wooly body coming out at you. As you can imagine, better in real life, but I'm trying to give you some idea of how it is! These photos probably do a better job.
The grouting of this mosaic piece is particularly difficult, with all the different levels. My fingers do suffer, as no other tool will do! But I take it slowly, section by section, making sure I haven't missed a bit, and then turning it upside down and grouting it again - amazing how many holes slip the net! And then, the long wiping process begins, until I am 100% happy :-)
And here it is finished!
I hope you like 'Sheep in winter' and thanks once again for reading my blog. I know you are all out there as my stats tell me loads of you read, so do leave me a comment - it would be lovely to hear from you!