Mosaics have taken over!

I have not published anything on this blog for a considerable time. I was devastated by the loss of Boris, and two other cats in quick succession. I simply couldn’t bring myself to look at my dashboard.

The hot summer has encouraged me to go back to mosaics again, I can only really do them outside.  After over a year I finally finished the frame I was doing! That miserable looking child is me, aged 3. Believe you me I had every reason to be miserable!

Not content with simple things like picture frames I decided to do an entire path of mosaiced stepping stones. I am slowly improving. Here is my latest creation!

My first problem was how to make concrete, I have never done it before…….its not something I do every day of the week! I have sealed them, although this latest fishy one is still being polished off and will be sealed after that. I will probably have about four or five made this year….herein lies the problem- at this rate of progress it will take me three years; and this year the weather has been exceptionally good. I will put in the ones I have done so far in a few weeks time and see how they overwinter. If they survive I will try to press on next year. Without a doubt it will pour with rain every day like last year and nothing will get done. Still, its the thought that counts! I have tried to make them so the surface is not too smooth, knowing my luck I will slip up and break my neck when its icy. Lets hope they are still intact next Spring. Watch this space.mosaic frame1 fishpaving


One comment

  1. The fishy mosaic is quite beautiful and must be quite beautiful polished up. S thinks it is brilliant too.
    The child in the frame could have been me. Same dresses, same sullen look except I had no real reason for it!

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