Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mosaic Bird Bath

I bought this beautiful bird bath only to find out that when they didn't glaze the inside of the bowl the beautiful dark turquoise that the rest of the bird bath is made of, it constantly looked dirty. So, why not mosaic the inside with colorful glass tiles!  The biggest challenge is waiting 2 weeks to put it back outside and filling with water after finishing and sealing the grout.  Here's a few photos of the process.
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More Fun Mosaic work

 I kill plants and flowers all the time, so I thought - why not make some pretty flowers that don't require watering!  I think they are pretty cute.  Plus some other decorative mosaic items, made with either small tiles or broken plates.

Photo Art

I was inspired by a friend's art he made by cutting up photos and decided to try my hand at "photo art". I really like the flower collage and the black/white photos look OK too!
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Kitty Paintings

Decided to try a little acrylic painting and came up with this set of color block kitties. I kind of like how they turned out! And they are pretty fun to make.
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Monday, September 13, 2010

Rafa Wins!

Vamos Rafa!Rafael Nadal from Spain with trophy after winning against Novak Djokovic from Serbia during the Men's Singles Final at  US Open 2010 match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York September 13, 2010. The first Spanish winner of the US Open tennis tournament since 1975 - and I think it was a clay court then. What a great final between two champions! Novak Djokovic gave Rafael Nadal a huge fight, but by the 4th set, he didn't have much left in the tank.Rafael Nadal of Spain (R) hugs Novak Djokovic of Serbia after he won the men's final at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, September 13, 2010.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

US Open Finals

2009 US OpenImage via WikipediaAfter cheering my heart out yesterday and probably scaring my neighbors and my 3 cats, I kind of feel bad that today I have no choice but to cheer against Nole (Novak Djokovic) and cheer for my favorite Rafa (Rafael Nadal) in the US Open finals in New York City.  What a great semi-final yesterday when Nole beat Roger Federer and "ruined the dream final" of Rafa vs. Roger. Not my dream!!! I'd be happy if they never played again in competition.  We can all just remember that amazing 2008 Wimbledon final and leave it at that.  Thank you Nole for ruining that dream final! We want Rafole!!!!
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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mosaic Ball

I have loved learning to do mosaic! It's fun and lets you be very creative. I think this one turned out really unique. Trying to decide whether or not to put it outside. It should hold up fine in the weather, but don't want it knocked off the stand.