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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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Imagining a Mosaic Tile Pedestal

When the art appears in my mind, I glue it down.

No, I don’t know why – or how – it just happens.

Mosaic Tile Pedestal
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It helps to have a variety of fun things to add.

Mosaic Tile Pedestal
Blast from the Past – Carpe Diem Mosaic Tile Pedestal

And … if I play with the pieces long enough, it becomes a real thing.

Mosaic Tile Pedestal
Blast from the Past – Carpe Diem Mosaic Tile Pedestal

Carpe Diem. 🙂

Mosaic Tile Pedestal
Blast from the Past – Carpe Diem Mosaic Tile Pedestal – Hi Dave!
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Someday

Someday I might get around to another someday but for now I’m knee-deep into the decade old someday of designing the elusive online shop.

After following the directions and starting over a thousand times, it became crystal clear that patience gets easier the more you use it.

Three cheers to those who stick around long enough for the pieces to magically fall into place.

Happy Friday!

Mosaic Tile Found Object Art Mara Lee always a work in progress.

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