Saturday, May 17, 2008

A pot in progress

I had a really nice day today. A friend came over, and we spent the day doing mosaics. We did a mosaic workshop about three years ago, and every couple of months (not often enough) we get together and spend a day making things. I have been working on a number and address sign to put on the outside wall of our house for about two years now, the project turned out to take a lot longer than I thought it would. It's been one of those things lying by the wayside, gathering dust - but today I FINALLY finished it! I still have to attach it to the wall and grout it, so I'll show you what it looks like when it's up.


I also worked on a little flower pot, which you can see in the photo. It still has to be grouted, so it doesn't doesn't look all that great at the moment. The grout is the magic ingredient that turns even the most dodgy looking project into something that you end up feeling quite good about.


I felt good afterwards, like I had achieved something, just something small...and I even managed to sort out my mosaic supplies and store them together all in one place. Now it's just the rest of my craft supplies I have to worry about :) I am a great collector of things that I plan to make something with one day. Chaos rules supreme, I don't even know what I've got lurking around, piled up in corners and hibernating in dark cupboards. All in good time, but sooner rather than later!!!

2 comments:

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

You have a true artist heart! All those items are stored for your future masterpieces...fear not!

Anairam said...

Oh yay! It is great to hear of another hoarder of bits and pieces that will be transformed one day. I am an avid picker-up of 'junklets' on my daily walk - i.e. tiny broken pieces of red and orange indicator/stoplight plastic, screws and all manner of metally bits, porcelain shards, bottle caps and so forth. For mosaics also lots of broken tiles, plates, mugs, mirrors. Boxes of beads and buttons and ribbonny bits. To my shame, toilet and paper towel inners. (What am I going to do with them? Inspiration has not struck yet...) A huge bag of those round plastic Skip detergent ball thingies about which I fantasy-construct a Heath Nash-like chandelier of sorts ...
Chaos indeed. And I keep buying baskets and boxes and even a huge bag full of plastic containers at our local carboot sale (surely the cast-off of another hoarder?) to organise my chaotic collection. Will do it one day. Too busy collecting right now ...