Today my inspiration came from a doodle in my journal. The mosaic does not look anything like the original drawing but it served as a starting place. As I worked on the mosaic it took on a life of its own and went in its own direction.
I remembered that I had some ceramic pieces that I made a few months ago that would work nicely as the flowers. This was a good opportunity to use some of the things I’ve been making in mosaics class. I was in my attic this morning and found some old mosaics supplies from years ago. I had a bunch of little ceramic squares in different colors. I cut the green squares into triangles and voila, I had leaves. Remember this – the triangle is a very versatile shape limited only by your imagination.
I was going to add stems to the flowers but realized that on such a small piece ceramic stems wouldn’t look right and I thought glass would disappear in the ceramics. I decided to forget the stems and I added more flowers and leaf triangles. This created a more abstract design. I feel like I’m looking down on a bouquet of flowers.