Sunday, October 28, 2012

meet diana prince

Great Hera!  I spent quite a bit of time with Diana Prince the past 6 weeks so I know a few things about her.  For instance, did you know the creator of this Amazon princess ( William Moulton Marstonalso) invented the polygraph?  No WONDER she has a magic lasso that will get the truth out of you.  Oh so many cool things about her- seriously revolutionary in her day.

The whole reason she became a mosaic is that blue hair.  I wanted to do something cartoon so I could do that cool blue hair and BenDay dots.  While I was sitting with a tweezers, I began to question that decision but now that it is it.  I mean, first I had to MAKE all those bitty balls.  Then I need it to be fun so I fired the blue on one side, then fired the red on the other.  So when you see it in person, it shifts when your perspective changes.  And yeah, I wanted a big BLAM!  Stars and stripes forever, baby.  She'll be in the Disney show in a week.  YES!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

annual pineapple

My brother and I have this corny inside joke about pineapple upside down cake.  My mom used to make it every year for my brother's birthday because she said it was his favorite.  Every year he would tell her that he really does not like pineapple upside down cake.  But since there was always 364 days until the next birthday, she would forget.  Ironically, Rob's favorite cake is... yes... pineapple upside down.  So I saw this photograph on Facebook of a pineapple upside down cake and it just struck me as a mosaic.  I mean, doesn't everything?  So right now this is my new favorite, at least until Wonder Woman is done, right?  Look ma!  No blue!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

cute couple!

Just finished this today -a wedding present.  I was asked for Philadelphia references.  So if it is a wedding present, you gotta be thinking of the Philadelphia LOVE sculpture, right?  They had a liberty bell at everyone's place setting for the reception so the liberty bell part is a no-brainer too.  I LOVE that tile.  In fact, it was the first time I used Bullseye glass to make it.  The city-scape was snatched right from their wedding stationary, the artwork was from one of the bride's students...yes, I stole it.  Oh, and yes, the signature is a little on the large side, BUT it is because Billet is their name too.  This is my nephew and his new bride.  Aren't they a cute couple?