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Inspiration and Influence

Top 10 Muses that came to mind …

#1. Has to be Marlene Hurley Marshall author of the book “Making Bits & Pieces Mosaics” – Circa 1998 –  all it took was a few pages to inspire me to glue objects, china and glass. The book is out of print but copies are still available online.

Making Bits & Pieces Mosaics
Making Bits & Pieces Mosaics

I couldn’t get enough of her bits and pieces mosaic tile table and ended up creating a few of my own.

Making Bits & Pieces Mosaics
Making Bits & Pieces Mosaics

Look for Marlene’s book … you’ll love it.

#2. My fourth grade teacher Mrs. Kloth who loved sharing her passion for art, found objects and glue.

#3. Simon Rodia  “The Watts Tower of Simon Rodia”   

#4. Laurel Skye Designs

#5. Isaiah Zagar

#6. Beatrice Wood

#7. Grandma Prisbrey’s and her Bottle Village

 #8. Hannah Hoch

#9. Joseph Cornell

#10. Andy Warhol

Quite a mixed bag, if I do say so myself.

Day at Watts Tower © mara lee
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Pique Assiette Blast from the Past

Organizing and found the little video of a Pique Assiette Mosaic Tile Frame from back in the day.  Fun stuff. 

Princess Demi Cup – SOLD

Princess Demi Cup Pique Assiette
Princess Demi Cup – Sold

How To Mosaic Tile in 3 Easy Steps

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Glue pieces of things to other things with the best adhesive.

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Let it dry for 24-36 hours.

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Grout on. Grout off, repeat again and again until it’s shiny and clean. Let dry & seal.

“The humblest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them.”  ― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

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didn’t grout and that’s okay. sold.

P.S. Regarding the vintage mosaic tile images that were used in this post. These images have no known origin and have been in a craft box of mine since birth. :-)Thank you.

Hi Dave. 🙂