Archive for October, 2012


Judy B. Freeman Pottery – Inspired by nature with a twist.

Rainbow Stripes Fish Teapot Roy G Biv Made to Order
Price: $300.00

Judy B. Freeman Pottery is one of my favorite shops on Etsy. I get kind of crazily excited when I see a new item show up in my feed on Etsy from her shop.

I’m very fond of whimsical items and color and Judy’s shop provides both. My favorites are the big kissy-face fish, sweet comical cats, incredibly life-like butterflies and rainbow mugs. There are a pair of handmade earthenware cowboy boots in her shop based on a pair she has in her closet that are simply amazing! Truthfully, I love everything she creates. Judy describes her shop the best: “Handcrafted ceramic teapots, bowls, mugs, plates and sculptures can all be found in my shop. I’m inspired by nature, mostly butterflies, cats and fish adding a twist of whimsy and color to everything that I create.”

Judy fell in love with clay during her college years as a Fine Arts student. This love withstood the test of time and continues to be her passion. I believe that discovering your artistic voice or “calling” and following it no matter what goes on in life is a great gift. It is true what they say, even if it is slightly overused: to be truly happy in life do what you love. Judy is a great example of that old adage and a personal “Shero” of mine.

Whenever I feel a slight disappointment in my day at the crafts table (sometimes it’s every day for weeks!), I head over to Judy’s shop and always leave with a smile on my face. She renews my spirit and often gives me the strength to head back over to the table and try again. Thank you, Judy!

I believe the gift Judy has, has helped me try harder when I struggle with my creative muse. She helps me to remember not to take life or myself too seriously. The playfulness in her whimsical designs especially shows how much she enjoys her work and her life. She is one of a kind.

My enthusiasm about Judy’s pottery might be contagious. Take the chance … catch this bug! Once you visit her shop, please read her About page and spend some time getting to know Judy.

I highly respect her and appreciate her art. Take a look at the photos here and maybe you’ll understand why. I’m so excited to share another favorite Etsy shop here with you today!

Handmade Ceramic Pair of Cowboy Boots
Price: $450.00

Ceramic Calico Cat Bank Will Sing For Treats As Seen on HGTV Made to Order
Price: $45.00

Ceramic Handmade Butterflies Mug Monarchs on Green Made to Order
Price: $23.00

Serving Dish Handmade Ceramic Red Yellow Blue Made to Order
Price: $54.00

Ceramic Fish Tabletop Sculpture with Stand Made to Order
$30.00

You can find Judy B. Freeman Pottery by clicking on the links below.

Etsy

Facebook

Website

Roy G Biv Rainbow Striped Ceramic Travel Tumbler Cup
Price: $23.00

Be at peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

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Mosaic Stained Glass Peace Sign, Warm Browns, Copper, Handmade, Housewarming, Birthday, Great Gift Idea – 12 inches
Price: $76.60

I call this my *Shagadelic* Peace Sign because of the groovy stained glass that I cut into tiny pieces making it look like a shag rug. The center ribbon in stained glass is the color of copper called Van Gogh Glass separating the warm palette of browns.

Painted in brown, signed and grout is sealed. Comes ready to hang.


Shipping fees include shipping, insurance and handling to the US only. Please convo me for international shipping quotes.

Be at peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Thursday’s Promo Blast

The bad news: I’m not doing any 8 hour long Promo Blasts on Facebook/Twitter again until next month. And then it’ll only be one week instead of four.

The good news: Thursday’s blog posts are set aside for these blasts, so here ya go!

Clicking on the photo will take you where you want to go!

Stained Glass Mosaic Suncatcher, Mosaic Trivet, Summer, Blue, Lilac, Chartreuse, Birthday, Housewarming – 6 inches
Price: $33.65

Stained Glass Mosaic, Contemporary Abstract, Wall Art, Pink Iridescent, Lilac and Midnight Sky Blue – 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches
Price: $59.25

Blank Note Cards 5 1/2 x 4 inches Chakra Gazing Ball Mosaic – Set of 2
Price: $4.81

Mosaic Pendant – Copper – Daisy Chain – 3/4 inches
Price: $29.86

Mosaic Copper Pendant – Neutral Colors, Green, Tan, Brown – 1.5 x 1 inches
Price: $29.86

Wishes and Fairy Dust Pendant, Pewter Mosaic Pendant – 1 inch
Price: $29.86

Be at peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

In the Studio

Now that my cold has subsided (only allergies remain) and I’m feeling fairly normal once again, I am back to “full steam ahead” at the crafts table!

I finished up both buckets that I’ve been working on for the Upcycling Challenge through Birds & Blooms Magazine’s Blog and will be shipping the 2nd one soon. I truly am happy with them both. I plan to make more! They were so much fun and so versatile in how they can be used.

With the first, I added a romantic rose colored grout along with a few glittery butterflies. I think this would make an awesome centerpiece for a party (wedding, anniversary, etc). Lots of uses come to mind: for a guest room to hold candles, snacks, hand towels; to be used as a gift basket and fill it up with lots of goodies for someone special; holding a bottle of champagne or wine for an evening or holding a flower pot filled with pretty flowers. And the list goes on!

This mosaic bucket will either be gifted or listed soon. I love the romantic feel to this.

I’m still waiting on the $$ for supplies/shipping but once it arrives, if it does so in time before it’s to be sent on it’s way, I want to get a potted flower to place in the second one shown below and take a few pictures. I think it would look awesome on an outdoor table for a party or even just for every day sparkle and bling. Broken mirror, plastic juice caps, bottle caps, broken ball chain and wine bottle screw tops were used. Only the black glass gems were not recycled materials. And I’ve been told that recycled glass is used to make those, so I believe I can say 100% of the materials used to make this mosaic were recycled! Yay!

I like this photo because it shows all the recycled bits I used. Plus the reflection of the candlelight on the mirror is awesome!

I also got two more small mosaics ready for grouting this week. I’m putting this one in the *Holiday Shop* very soon.

Work-in-progress holiday tray. Smashing up a broken holiday cup and adding it to this small tray was so much fun!

This is the small white dish I shared a few weeks ago now with the dish shards in it ready for grout. I’m pleased with the results.

Although I really do love white (especially old dishes!), the splash of color these shards on this small white serving dish, gives it new life and an updated look.

In blogging news, I’ve gotten responses from everyone I’ve written to asking if I can do a feature on them and their shop here in my blog. Every single one said “yes”! Yay! This means I’m set until 2013 and I’m so very pleased about that!

The Wall Art sale is still going strong until the end of the month. Get 25% off your purchase of any wall art by using Coupon Code: WALLART.

Be at peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Happy Tuesday!

I love Autumn and the colors associated with it so much. Earth tones in burnt orange, yellow, amber, brown, green. It’s my favorite time of year.

View from my window yesterday.

Today I’m sharing some of the mosaics I made which have fall colors in them.  By clicking on the photos below it will take you to Etsy. Have a wonderfully creative day!

Get 25% off all Wall Art using Coupon Code: WALLART expires at 9 PM 10/31/12.

Be at peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

LoveFromCapeCod – “To Send A Little Extra Love Out Into The World…”

Bohemian Earth / Painted Rock / Sandi Pike Foundas
Price: $26.00

I have had the extreme pleasure to get to know the artist behind this shop. After a few email conversations with Sandi Pike Foundas of LoveFromCapeCod, I can honestly say she is one of the most gentle, peaceful, kind and loving souls that I’ve “almost met”. The energy I can visibly feel from her painted rocks is a mystery to me. Logically I know that I shouldn’t be able to simple feel energy from a photo … but I do. And I can only assume the reason this is possible is because Sandi puts all of her love, care and her own positive energy into each piece of art she creates.

I’ll admit I was tempted to just include photos of Sandi Pike Foundas’ artwork and leave it at that. There are no real words for what I feel when I happily look through the items in Sandi’s shop. Nothing I write could express how much I love what she does … it’s just not possible to explain. The best way to understand is to experience her art for yourself.

The beautiful artist behind the beautifully painted rocks that touch me so much is Sandi Pike Foundas. Her “About” Page on Etsy entitled: “The Call of The Sea…And the Desire to Create…” explains her journey far better than I ever could. I highly recommend taking the time to read it and peruse her shop. Her “art you can hold in the palm of your hand” and Enchanted Journals are amazingly detailed and precise. Each crafted to perfection and each special and entirely unique just like the artist herself.

She says: “Peaceful, Centering, Vibrational Energy Tumbled in From the Sea… Art you can hold in the palm of your hand and FEEL its calming presence. SEA STONES with layered glaze designs (A gentle way to bring a piece of the shore into your living space) and One-of-a-Kind, Embellished, Enchanted JOURNALS. This is my passion…and my joy…Each piece is created with great love by my hands and from my heart. A generous portion of each purchase is donated to organizations dedicated to finding a cure for cancer.”

My hope is that you will find your visit to Sandi’s shop enjoyable. In the few times I’ve had contact with her, I have found her to be a spiritual being full of positive energy and would suspect should you have any questions for her, she would gladly answer them when she’s able. I feel blessed having found her and her extraordinary art. They are both sublime.

I’m excited to bring another favorite shop to your attention on this Monday morning. Below you will see just a small portion of what the shop carries. I’m positive you will find one or two things that touch you, speak to you and make you smile. It is obvious painting rocks and sharing the love of doing it is exactly what Sandi should be doing. She has found her purpose and I am so glad she has shared her passion and artistic creativity with us! I adore Sandi and her art. Look below and you’ll understand why her shop is a favorite on Etsy.

Breathe…/ Painted Stone / Sandi Pike Foundas / Cape Cod
Price: $18.00

Warrior Woman Heart / Painted Rock / Sandi Pike Foundas/ Cape Cod
Price: $29.00

Mosaic Winged Heart / Painted Rock / Sandi Pike Foundas / Cape Cod
Price: $45.00

Inspire / Painted Rock / Sandi Pike Foundas/ Cape Cod
Price: $22.00

Below is my favorite handmade Gypsy Journal, “Fortune Teller”, that is part of a wonderful collection offered for sale.

Journal /Gypsy Journal – (Fortune Teller) – A Place For Your Wandering Thoughts/Sandi Pike Foundas
Price: $48.00

You can find this very talented artist and much of her inspiring work by clicking on any of the links and photos.

Etsy

Facebook

Summer Dragonfly /Painted Rock /Sandi Pike Foundas
Price: $34.00

Be at peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

My favorite subject … finding items using recycled material. I found some great things this week!

©2012 mymagbean13, UniQue Tin Sign WaLL CABINET-“CAMPBELL’S SOUPS-Vigor and Strength in Every Can 10 cents a Can-21 Kinds”–wiTh PaPer Towel hoLDer
Price: $70.00

©2012 LittleLaLaOriginals, Raku Dreams Beaded Collage Valance Window Treatment
Price: $212.00

©2012 tallulahssatchels, Suzy Recycled Wool Tree Pillow – Purple Merino
Price: $38.00

©2012 ConversationGlass, Peace Wind Chime made from an Upcycled Cobalt Blue Wine Bottle
Price: $22.00

©2012 JustMeandMom, Upcycled Salvaged Chalkboard Made From Abandoned Barn Wood
Price: $48.00

©2012 MarilyndaGallery, Hand Mirror – Recycled Pink Perfection – Upcycled Jewelry – M000772
Price: $50.00

©2012 linkdesign, upcycled wine gift tag
Price: $12.00

Be at peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Pink, Blue, White, Green Mosaic Frame with Mirror, Pique Assiette, Vintage, Dogwood,
Shabby Chic, Cottage Chic, Decor
Gift ideas for: Graduation, Birthday, Housewarming
Measurements: 12 x 10 inches
Price: $117.44

Details: Vintage dish pieces and a broken found object of a handmade brooch made in bisque probably from the early 1960’s, I believe, with Dogwood flowers on a branch was altered with seed beads to give it a new purpose. I gave each piece of the broken brooch ceramic face tiles to make the flowers look like hats adding whimsy to this interesting, conversation piece.


This framed mirror has hand cut pieces of vintage dish tiles in blues, pinks, yellow and white. 3 different kinds of dish shards were used to blend together the perfect color combination. None of these dishes were usable as they were and donated to me by someone who wanted them to be used in a new way. Giving broken things a new life is what my mosaics are all about. Study it for a while to see the story shared here.

Word charms that are normally used for scrapbooking say “inspire” and “cherish” and were placed on top after grouting. The sides are tiled in green and blue stained glass tiles.

All of it was grouted in fawn giving this mirror a shabby cottage look.

Ready to hang; the back has been sponge painted a soft pink and white to compliment the dishes I nipped for this piece. It’s been sealed, signed and dated.

Shipping fees include shipping, insurance and handling to the US only. Please convo me for international shipping quotes.

Be at peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

Last Promo Blasts for October

All day today, as I’ve been doing for the past 4 weeks, I will be sharing photos of my items from Etsy and IndieMade! Yay! This is the last I’ll be doing it for this month so be sure to check out my Facebook Page and Twitter updates to catch them. I’m sharing more this Thursday too, which means lots of pretty mosaics and artful things coming atcha!

If you see any wall art you like, there is a sale for 25% off until the end of October. COUPON CODE is WALLART to be used at checkout! And the good news continues! My shop now accepts Etsy Gift Cards. Keep that in mind if you want to shop for the holidays!

Here’s a few goodies I’ll be sharing today:

Stained Glass Mosaic Candle Holder, Autumn, Votive,
Luminary, Lantern, Shelter, Fall Leaves, Birthday,
Great Gift Idea – 3 1/2 inches
Price: $47.62

Mosaic Pendant – Pewter – Black, Orange, Brown – Fall Colors – 1.5 x 1 inches
Price: $29.86

Stay peaceful.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

In the Studio

The studio is silent these days while I get over a nasty cold but I still have a few things to share and mention.

Over the weekend I worked on the upcycling challenge piece for a bit. This one is filled with plastic caps, mirror, ball chain, bottle caps and glass gems. I am enjoying working with the black thin set I mixed up and using it liberally to hold the plastic pieces. No grout on this one. It’s looking pretty good.

Using broken up and cut pieces of mirror to help with the free-flowing
design was an afterthought and one I am happy I had!

This shot is a favorite of mine. The glue is still visible where the ball chain is around the cap
(a wine cap with cut edges to lay flat on the surface).
It bugs me but not enough to rip it up.

I’m enjoying the layers on this. It has gone in a slightly different direction than I had planned but that’s not necessarily a bad thing!

I recently said there were 19 in this challenge group but I was wrong. There are 12 and I’m not the only mosaic artist in it. I learned an online bud, Chris Emmert was also chosen. I’m thrilled she was also chosen! I love Chris’ work!!! Her mosaics are absolutely beautiful. I’m so lucky to rub cyber elbows with her. She rocks (tee-hee) which is a play on words that you will only understand after viewing her mosaics. Here’s her website: http://chrisemmert.com/home.html

Nothing much else is happening in the studio right now but I do have to mention something about Facebook Pages and the fairly new way they’ve changed the format in viewing them on your news feed. I have to admit I’m a bit confused about Interest Lists because I haven’t seen much of a difference in what I see on my feed. I know once I figure out who, how and why I placed the pages where I have, the updates will come at me the way they should although I am not sure I’m missing seeing anything by creating them as of yet. I do think the news feed only shows me people I talk to often and has nothing much to do with the pages I have liked. They all seem to still be there. As FB makes changes a lot, when I realize I haven’t seen comments or new posts for people, places and things I like, I go search out the person/page I’m curious about. I often skip through the news feed altogether and head on over to my favorite pages or people’s profiles when I sign in, so my knowledge of what is and isn’t on the news feed is limited.

My page now has over 500 likes (YAY!!) and it says there are 61 people who actually see it. What this obviously means is that not everyone is getting to see the daily and often multiple updates I do on my page. I have mixed emotions about this. I like to share what I do and if only a few see it, I’m okay with that. It’s there whenever anyone wants to hop on over to take a look. I would be okay with only 1 or 2 people seeing it and commenting daily. A little activity or a lot – it doesn’t make my life any more or less complicated and if it helps to make a sale, that’s awesome but again, it’s okay if it doesn’t. But it is important to share the page with my fellow Etsians and the newer folks who have found me along the way and if they are new and not seeing what I post, then it is a waste of some awesome mosaic goodness! If you like getting all my updates and you haven’t seen them recently on your News Feed on Facebook, you should add my page to an interest list to make sure you see it.

The instructions are fairly simple:

1. Make sure you are on the EarthMotherMosaics business fan page using your computer (it won’t work from a cell phone or mobile device, as I understand it, but I could be wrong),

2. On the right hand side on the screen right next to the “Like” button there is a drop down box.

3. Click on that drop down box and click on the “add to interest list”.

That’s all there is to it. Hope to see you there!

Stay peaceful.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

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