Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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
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: www.etsy.com/shop/imosaicidisimona
THANK YOU SIMONA.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
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?
Thursday, December 12, 2013
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
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.