Saturday, July 5, 2014

spinning inspiration


As I was translating something about San Francisco, I came across a mosaic mural which afterwards disappeared as I proceeded with my work. Then I thought why not find that mural again to post it here. It seemed really nice. But I found something way better. A mosaic pebble artist whose work is exquisite, rich, vibrant and happy. His name is Jeffrey Bales and here's where you can find more about him and his work.

The above mosaic step stone isn't in San Francisco but the garden pebble mosaic here below is and this is how I discovered this wonderful artist.


Monday, June 16, 2014

Goldfinger

mosaic work by Nirit Keren - taken from Pinterest

Nirit Keren is a mosaic artist who sets out to explore the medium in a way that is bold and very personal. I will give you one good reason why she is an inspiration to me: She's not superfluous. Eloquence and minimalism is the trend I am more inclined to be inspired by. Somethings are implied, not shown (off). Modesty is good when coupled with superb craftsmanship.


Monday, June 9, 2014

Let me go wild



Show some ethnic love and be versatile with this unusual pair of earrings. Wear these with anything. From plain and casual to chic. Tribal inspired, turquoise, lovely earth-sea blend and a peculiar "cherry on the top" addition in the middle. Actually it's red resin. By SimoneSutcliffe.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Mosaics made in #Greece: PREVEZA

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I couldn't believe the sweet and bright colours of this mosaic. After a long silence, I decided this is it. I will continue to post on mosaicology posting pictures of mosaics from the world. Pictures I hope you haven't seen or maybe have had the chance to glance upon once. Here's my trying to bring memories back. Or build new ones. This image is from Preveza in Greece.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Care for some roses?

Jane Davies is an intriguing mosaic artist. She recycles materials in a way that the result is full of colour, life and balance. See for yourself. This is her website: Jane Davies. Find her on Twitter or Facebook.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

intoxicate yourself.


I love this ring and how Simona Canino has managed to blend amethyst, mirror mosaic and smalti here. What else can I say other than PERFECT. And some info about the meaning of the word *amethyst* from Wikipedia:

Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz often used in jewelry. The name comes from the Ancient Greek ἀ a- ("not") and μέθυστος methustos ("intoxicated"), a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness. The ancient Greeks and Romans wore amethyst and made drinking vessels of it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. 


Interesting, right?

To buy the ring click HERE.

Monday, February 17, 2014

girl with a pearl earring - #mosaic

image credit Jane Perkins - http://www.bluebowerbird.co.uk/info.htm

Here's one of my favourite paintings "remade" by Jane Perkins, an artist who makes mosaics using a variety of materials. What a gifted artist!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

live and let live

This mosaic is a work by Shawn du Bois. Check out his Etsy shop right HERE.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Tesserae. By Greek #mosaic artist Olga Goulandris







Sharing some pictures from Olga Goulandris's recent mosaic art exhibition in Athens. Authentic work, fantastic textures and material blending. Also a creative way of presenting mosaics. A video is also available here (in Greek) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYPArw2swyE&feature=youtu.be

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Link - A fantastic interview with Manchester #mosaic artist Mark Kennedy on oipolloi.com


Here's the link to an interesting interview published on 29/01/2014 with Manchester mastermind Mark Kennedy

Enjoy and share!