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If You Can’t Hide It, Decorate It

Unpacking continues and with it comes the decision to fix mosaic tile pieces – that were injured in the move – or toss them in the trash and not look back.   If only. ;-|

Rescued this damaged mosaic tile mirror from the trash bin multiple times and I’m really glad I did. Not to shabby.

Mosaic Tile Mirror - tilegypsy.com
Long ago before chips, cracks and missing pieces.
Mosaic Tile Mirror - tilegypsy.com
After

Wishing

Unpacking has become a way of life, until it isn’t.

When I found the tile to finish this piece, my wish was granted.

The top of my dresser and I thank you.

Bits and Pieces Collage tilegypsy.com
mostly done. © mara lee @ tilegypsy.com

 

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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