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How to create a MOSAIC : Peace by Piece

Mar 28

How to create a mosaic... PEACE by PIECE

A Mosaic to Me

is

what Butter is to Popcorn.

*  BLISS  *

* Seventh Heaven * Cloud Nine * Walking on Air * 

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Was that enough descriptors for you?  I had to look up all those funky words in a thesaurus. There is serious BLISS-FUL-NESS mosaic conversation about to happen here.

Brace   yourself

Everyone has a hobby, non? If you don’t have a hobby, get one for Pete’s sake.

Hobbies are cool.

All the cool kids have hobbies.  Or they drink cheap vodka in their ugly basement.

With mosaic, you can have a hobby and drink cheap vodka in your basement ~ while doing a mosaic.

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You are probably wondering if mosaicists are the most patient people in the whole wide world.

 

Saintly   patient

Here it goes…the cat is about to come out of the bag….We tricked you.

We mosaicists are not goddesses of patience. NO sir-eeeeee.  Oh contraire.

We are glass-tableware-bits of anything ninja stompers that smash things with streaks of energy.  We will break anything, if it means a beauty mosaic will come to fruition.

 

How to make a mosaic. Peace by Piece | DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE | LYNNE KNOWLTON

How to make a mosaic. Peace by Piece | DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE | LYNNE KNOWLTON

Mosaic work is like therapy.

Therapy at a much higher level of enjoyment.  You don’t have to lay on a sofa and talk to a therapist.  Ok, I made that up.  Do therapist offices really have a sofa ??!!  I bet that only happens in the movies.

If I went to a therapy, and the therapist had a sofa…..

I would surely have a  nap.

There would be no talking going on.

Napping is where it is at.

 

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Mosaics can have a TWO FOLD LOVE.

You can admire them

and/or you can create them.

I love both options :

 Admiring

And

Creating

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I originally started my design life as a visual merchandiser for Royal Doulton.   I lost count of how many times I accidentally knocked the head off of a figurine.

I have actually CAUSED a figurine head to roll down the middle of a retail store aisle.

In front of the store owner. 

Special delivery.  

Yours truly *

* I bet you are never going to invite me to your home.  I bet you are hiding the fine china at this very moment.

 

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I have, in fact~ smashed  fine china [ Sorry Royal Doulton ]

I hit it with a hammer.

I created some seriously ugly rockin’ hot stuff back then.

I started covering stupid stuff…like pots…bird feeders, even lamps.  I mosaic’ed anything that wasn’t moving.  Our dog was lucky to escape my gluey fingers.

 

How to make a mosaic. Peace by Piece | DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE | LYNNE KNOWLTON

Fast forward many years… cassette tapes, pet rocks, disco, bad hair and mosaic conferences.   My mosaic life changed…

Peace  by  Piece

I started to create my own mosaics in our home.  Smart and stupid, all at once.

Good news : Mosaics are permanent and lasting.

Bad news : Mosaics are permanent and lasting.

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For the mermaid project, Michael wished that I had put the faucets in a different place on the mermaid.  I will give you three guesses where he wanted them.  The first two guesses don’t count.

Truth is, little miss mermaid pants is not really my style anymore.  See what I mean about the PERMANENT thaaaang?  I’m forced to keep her.

She was created from about 4 billion blood sweat and tears mosaic pieces.

 

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Ready to join me on the DIY Mosaic journey?

Get ready…

Mosaic life is one that is pieced together …

a little bit at a time…

How to make a mosaic. Peace by Piece | DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE | LYNNE KNOWLTON

 

Ready to give it a try ?  Check out this blog post on how to make a mosaic backsplash for your kitchen.

You won’t believe what you will discover about yourself.

Better yet, come join me each week on the bloggy with more epic ideas.  Enter your email to be the first to receive free DIY tips & inspiration on how to design the life that YOU want to live.   Click here to make that happen and get a free gift !!  It is a 50 page downloadable book on my all time fave apps for creating gorgeous photos.

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Lynne

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  1. Emily Martinez

    October 8th, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    I can’t wait to read your blogs, you’re entertaining style already has me pouring a glass of vodka and rolling up my sleeves!

  2. Jo

    July 1st, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    I’m about to start the design of my backsplash-can’t decide which way to go!!!

  3. Lynne Knowlton

    July 3rd, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Decisions decisions Jo. So many great choices! Enjoy!

    Lynne xx

  4. meredith

    December 21st, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Love the mermaid! I’m getting ready to try a shell mosaic in my shower. What kind of plaster did you use?

  5. Rebecca Crickard rosen

    March 25th, 2018 at 12:06 am

    Well , I love accidental meet ups . I’ve been playing with mosaics for some time time but more seriously the last few years . AlwAys looking for helpful hints .
    My garage looks like a mosaic artist /hoarders paradise .
    My email is msrebecca59@att,net
    Look forward to reading your blog , having a drink and getting creaTive . Cheers

  6. Deborah shulman

    January 3rd, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    I loved this blog

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