After Buddy passed in 2009, tilegypsy.com was born. Happy 10th Anniversary to us. 😉
Years earlier … my intention was to become a brick and mortar shop-keeper (I was) and tile artist (I am) who taught herself how to design websites (I did) and would live happily ever after until … the universe kept showing me the door … not once, (I’m not a quitter) not twice, (pack-unpack) but 1/2 dozen times. Thanks for your patience, Robbie.
When one of my intentions show up, I try really hard to honor it but this time was different. The wretched (being kind) side of the human element literally forced me – with a good pummeling – to get off my butt and take a completely different path. Bravo. Mara Lee, take a bow, you rock!
My suggestion after being shoved toward enlightenment is to … arm yourself with a case of Kleenex, Fiji water and plenty of snacks … that way you’ll have a better chance of riding the courage wave, until you reach the shore. You can do it water boy;) #hidave
It’s magical when a piece of wood inspires me. Unfortunately, or fortunately, the objects gathered are still waiting for the rest of the story to unfold. You can’t force these things ya’ know. It’s a real thing. Serious business gluing random objects to an old board. ;)- we’ll see.
It only took 35 pieces – of this and that – to create one of my favorite mosaic tile light switch covers. I used a hard plastic double light switch cover, an antique rhinestone brooch, purple iridescent tile, purple beads, black and white Millefori, a clear glass gem, silver tile and silver ball chain.
Glued the brooch and purple iridescent tile border first, then glued the rest and let it dry before gluing the ball chain around the edges.
After the glue dried, I used a charcoal grout to make it pop! Chaz loves it! Me too but …
I’ve come to terms with the fact that this piece and many others – from my private stash – have to be sold since all of my light switches, walls and floors are already covered. Less is more unless you need a groovy new light switch cover.