|B R e A T H e. (Close-up from a mixed media fireplace I did a few years ago)|
Finally, having mucked up everything, and not daring to actually work on the day's mural project in the few remaining hours, I went and parked next to a lake, read through some research books I had picked up at the library, and worked on some writing projects instead. Safe work, safely isolated from innocent bystanders. When I arrived home, there was an email from Cat, my partner in 365 Being, that said "Breathe." Oh, yeah. Too bad I don't remotely check email during the day.
The email made me think of the Breathe mosaic (click here to see full fireplace), which made me think maybe it's time for a mosaic post. I don't get to play with this addictive process very often, so the only thing I've done since last summer's garden stake toppers (click here to see mosaic garden ornaments) is this mail box. I'm still waiting for the ground to thaw enough to install a new post for it, but here's a shot of it on the work table.
|Usually I arrange patterned china in pretty rhythms. On this piece, I nipped solid china, most of it textured or embossed, to create flowers for the rabbit's garden. This was inspired by some of the work by artist/designer Kaffe Fassett (Kaffefassett.com), who is one of my absolute fav's when it comes to abundant juicy color and layered pattern. His website, mostly full of his fabrics and needlework designs, doesn't show very much mosaic work, but he has a book on mosaic and several others you might want to check out.|
Some days you can get back on track with some deep breaths and a little spiritual chiropractic. Others are just wonky, and the best you can do is to know they will be funny in retrospect. I hope your week is full of fabulous days, but if not, don't forget to BReATHe!