Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Happy holidays

Xmas is around the corner and I am getting ready to make some tiramisu and English Xmas cake! I am lucky I am not doing this alone.

MERRY XMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! Please stay cool and smile.

The photo features a mosaic created by Andrew Bertell and I really couldn't wait till the day I was going to post it cause I really love it.

Monday, December 16, 2013

the perfect gift for a #mosaic art blogger

I have just received the most wonderful gift through the post today and I am so HAPPY and GRATEFUL to my friend Simona who thought of creating this for me. I can't believe how beautiful and lightweight these earrings are! Her idea to create her own settings using terracotta is unique and is certainly a definite plus for those who want to ear mosaic jewellery but have been reluctant to do so because of their weight. Also, they are of a perfect size. Not too small, not too big!

And for those of you interested in buying something created by Simona, please note that for the month of DECEMBER there's FREE SHIPPING!

Here's the link to Simona's shop: 


Sunday, December 15, 2013

Cobblestone streets from around the world - ENGLAND (E.Sussex)

Mermaid Street in Rye, East Sussex

I visited Rye a few times while I was living in England. I will never forget it. One thing I remember particularly well is when I looked through the window of one of those 15-17th century houses. The ceiling was so low that only Lilliputians could live in them. I also remember the bread we bought from a bakery. Am I missing England or what?

image credit

Thursday, December 12, 2013

I see #mosaic in Xanthoparmelia

Nature is unpredictably and incredibly rich of all the inspiration an artist needs. 

The name of the organism in the picture above is Xanthoparmelia. A lichen is a "composite organism consisting of a fungus (the mycobiont) and a photosynthetic partner (the photobiont or phycobiont) growing together in a symbiotic relationship" (wikipedia).

A presto, M.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Cobblestone streets from around the world - ROME

Cobbled alley going uphill somewhere in Rome, a city, a work of art itself, the outcome of creativity, history and craftsmanship throughout time making statements no city can beat.

Image from HERE

Adventures in crochet (a hobby as relaxing as mosaic)

my first set of washcloths

a closer look
(made with brown cotton yarn and white recycled fabric)

I know this post doesn't exactly fit in a mosaic blog. But I am posting this anyway because working with yarn is known to have amazing relaxing qualities just like mosaic art. A while ago I happened to come across some fantastic washcloths made of thick cotton yarn and I said "let me give it a try". Needless to say, I have become addicted to it. All you need to get is yarn and a hook. It's the best hobby for those in need to relax and be creative at the same time (and who don't have space and time for mosaic making).

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Un viaggiatore senza bagaglio nella domenica della vita. Translating a painting into mosaic art - with Simona Canino

Da un'idea di VESDAN. Immagini video, foto e soprattutto mosaico di SIMONA CANINO. Editing video, musica e soprattutto dialoghi introspettivi di/con ARCO PARENTELA.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

I see #mosaic in .... this coral #orange necklace

And of course I like it. Why? Cause I love coral orange. And I am all in when it comes to randomness and minimalism.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

buckle up

I thought this was worthy of being featured here in a quick post. A marvellous vintage micromosaic belt buckle from fineestateliquidation. So delicate and romantic!

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