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Happy Tuesday!

This year I’m taking part in the madness that is Black Friday/Cyber Monday in my shop on Etsy. Starting 11/22 at 12 AM EST and ending at 11 PM on 11/26, you’ll get a 45% discount off of all Wall Art / Mirrors. There’s a great selection of styles and designs to choose from. Start your art collection or add to it, give one as a gift for a housewarming or holiday. There is something for every one, every taste, every style.

Blue, Tangerine, Lilac, Lemon, Star, Crescent Moons, Swirls, Stained Glass Contemporary Abstract Mosaic, Bohemian Design – 10 x 10 inches
Price: $134.88

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

Stained Glass Contemporary Abstract Mosaic, Wall Art, Jewel Tones, Red, Orange, Gold, Silver, Green, Brown, Amber – 13 x 13 inches
Price: $283.00

Mosaic Vintage Tea Cup, Wall Art, Retro Dish Shards, Wall Hanging – 6 x 8 inches
Price: $47.62

Be at peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

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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

It’s been a little slower this week in the studio. I owe it all to a minor injury involving my thumb and the glass nippers. Ouch.

On a bright and happy note: this week I made a few sales on Etsy and am both extremely happy and more than a little sad about saying goodbye to them. The pieces were all with me for a while. The large crescent moon, the Bohemian sun and a small abstract wall hanging using scrap glass were packed up and shipped out on Monday! One customer purchased the moon and sun, another the abstract.

I’m feeling very blessed to have a gift that others like and want to have what I’ve made in their home or give as gifts. This thought keeps me humble, grateful and during daily meditation, I always give thanks for the gift that has become my destiny. It’s an amazing feeling and I’m sure those who do this too, know exactly what I’m feeling.

Lots of emotion goes into creating art. For me, it starts as colors in a dream, sometimes a simple shape, and I dream about it often until I’m really ready to work on it. This is how I do it. I don’t draw very often or make more than a few notes. Usually once I wake up from the dream, I head right to the crafts table and get out what I was dreaming about if I know where it is. I always remember what I’ve dreamed and it’s almost always just before I wake up in the morning that I have these “visions”. But it takes time, care, love, thought and more often than not, blood to create my mosaics. These 3 that sold this week were especially loved. The large moon was nicknamed “Mr M” after my grandson. The Bohemian sun was a true gift from the recesses of my mind because it started out completely different in design. I remember taking everything I had glued down off and starting completely over. And that little abstract wall hanging was made on a wonky piece of Wediboard. Once I finished it, I promptly took a few pictures of it and packed it away thinking it wasn’t very good and not something I wanted to look at. The day I took it out of the box, dusted it off, and then listed it, it sold. Amazing.

These things have made me a little unproductive and less than creative between the injured thumb and my emotional feelings about these mosaics. I allow the mourning process to follow through it’s course and wait until there’s a glimmer of a spark once again. It is normal, expected and always unpredictable because I don’t know when it’ll strike or how long it will last for both the feeling of loss and the reawakening of creativity.

A few days ago my thumb was feeling so much better and more healed than hurt. I was also adjusting to being without the mosaics I sold. Time was healing both. I tested my hands with the tools to see if I could use them. I could! I started cutting up some glass and got back to the 3-D elephant. I only worked on it for a few minutes before I was needed by a family member and wasn’t able to get back into the groove until yesterday. I had a fairly good day working on it for a few minutes here and there while the home was buzzing with activity from the family and again much later, when all were asleep, I went back to it. It really is a slow process and the pieces of glass and mirror are so very small.

Although I said I wasn’t going to share any more photos of the elephant until it was ready for grout, I wanted to share the latest shots I took of the head and trunk area I’m presently working on because I like to see it’s progress and maybe someone else might as well. I’ve come to the conclusion this may take many more months before it’s ready for grout at the pace I’m going, which is fine – no deadlines and no rush for it. I would like to work on other things once in a while, so when the muse allows it, I’ll do just that.

2 days of work, a few minutes up to a few hours at a time were spent filling in areas already outlined by mirror and adding more mirror heading down the trunk.

Close-up of some of the detail work on the head, right ear and moving down the trunk.

Hope you enjoy these photos and I’m sure I’ll share more once the trunk and both ears are filled in.

I posted something on my Facebook page and haven’t gotten any feedback at all from it which means no one saw it or no one has an opinion. Both are fine, but just in case there may be someone who would like to weigh in on this, I’m offering it here. This is what it says:

“I’m taking a poll tonight: I’m wondering what I should make next to put into my shop? What would you like to see? I’m not starting anything new tomorrow, so you have time to give it some thought and post here when you’ve made a decision. You can look on Etsy to see what I’ve made if you need to. It’s convenient to click on the tab above and check out the shop. Meanwhile, if I see a trend towards one kind of mosaic, for instance: do you like the celestial things the most? Pique assiette mosaics in fun shapes? Or how about the candle holders in many different colors? Maybe something I haven’t yet done that you’d like to see? I’ll definitely start there for the next one when the time comes. Let me know what you think and if there’s enough responses to really see a trend for one thing over the other, I’ll do it. I’ll share the results no matter what. Thank you!”

Now, if you have an opinion and would care to share it, please do so on my Facebook page if you have “liked” it and can comment on the post. If you can’t find the thread or don’t “do” Facebook, please leave a comment here, or send me an email. I’m open to listening to what others have to say about this. I seem not to be able to think of much else other than the colorful mosaic elephant I’m working on!!

I listed something new today which makes 75 items in my shop now. I’m thrilled. That shows you how many I’ve had tucked away in boxes and older pieces hanging on the wall. There are still a few things I’ve yet to find and hope they are somewhere in storage. Hopefully I will find them soon and be able to list those too!

Mosaic Abstract Art, Wall Hanging, Stained Glass, Deep Earth Tones, 13 inches
Price: $187.50

Be at Peace.

☼-EarthMotherMosaics
©2012 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

In the Studio

Lots of grouting was done this week! I’m happy to say that everything I had been working on for the past few weeks has now been finished. My inventory is being replenished too, slowly but surely! Woo-hoo!

I delivered this to my daughter yesterday. Hopefully once it’s hung up I’ll take another picture of it to share. It reflects the decorative pillows she has in her living room.

Belated Birthday gift for my daughter

close up

When my grandson, Malachi asked me to make him a blue and pink butterfly of his very own after seeing the donation piece I made, I had no choice but accept the custom order from the youngest art collector I know. I know I shared this story before, but it is so dear to me, I feel it is worth repeating. As I was gluing the glass down on the butterfly he handed me a few pull tabs and asked me if I could use them in my mosaics. I thought about it for a bit and realized they’d make great “wings”. I also made some on mesh and sent them on to FL to be part of the mural “Butterflies Are Free”. Kraken Mosaics (Eve Lynch) has a blog dedicated to her project. I’m looking forward to seeing all the pretty butterflies in the mural when completed. I was lucky enough to see her update yesterday asking for “how to” photos working on mesh and sent her mine. She has included them in the latest post on the blog. I had no clue when I took these pics that she would be able to use them, but I’m very glad I did! You can follow along on her blog here: http://butterfly-project.blogspot.com/

Malachi receiving the butterfly he requested slightly banged up from a slide along some cement ... he moves fast but gravity catches up with him every so often! Note our pull tab wings on the little guys!

Butterfly for Malachi

I really love the autumn colors I used for the plate below. It measures 6 inches round and has a duel purpose. It can be used as a sun catcher when not used as a candle holder. Care should be taken when using candles – wax can be difficult to get off of the grout. I often use candles in clear glass holders to protect the mosaic when I use them.

stained glass plate candle holder and/or sun catcher

another view - stained glass plate sun catcher and/or candle holder

Each side on these small candle holders have stained glass in a range of colors and textures. The sun makes them shine on a shelf when not in use. I haven’t yet taken any photos with candles but will share them when I have.

3.5 inches - blue stained glass votive/tea light holder - one side

3.5 inches - blue stained glass votive/tea light holder - another side

3.5 inches - green stained glass votive/tea light holder - one side

3.5 inches - green stained glass votive/tea light holder - another side

I’m still working on my website and online web store; sharing updates as I have them on both, when I have them. This week, I did some rearranged on the website and added an item to the store. The links are included here:

http://earthmothermosaicsstore.blogspot.com/

http://www.wix.com/earthmothermosaics/earthmothermosaics

Friday’s post, my favorite Featured Item, may not be something for the online store. There are quite a few favorite mosaics hanging on my walls and not all of them were created by me! 😉

☼-EarthMotherMosaics

©2011 Cindy White, EarthMotherMosaics

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