Thursday, July 2, 2009

Summer Vacation

It's official! It's summer vacation, the weather is hot, the pools are open, people are heading to the ocean, school is out. For me it means being able to visit my family on the other side of the Atlantic. The bags are packed, hopefully weighing in at an eco-friendly less-than-twenty-three kilos each. A few gifts for the family, beachwear, a camera and we're all set!

Here's my latest mosaic, a gift for a wonderful aunt who requested a cross. I had never made one, but I wanted to make it for her since she's a fantastic aunt to have! I had a few doubts about tesserae, colors, images to use; I thought it wouldn't come out right.

But I decided to keep to my own style, broken plates, some Roman tile bits, a lace printed bird, some pewter word charms and I think it came out okay. She likes the photos; I only hope she likes the real thing!


  1. Hi Laura .. i hope you have a wonderful wonderful trip back home!! I'm so pleased to see the mosaic .. it looks amazing!! gorgeous work :)

    Safe and happy travels to you and your family!

  2. This is such a beautiful cross--I would definitely hang it on my wall, though I'm not that religious--it's simply gorgeous!

  3. I've just discovered your blog. Your work is amazing!

  4. Wonderful works! LOVE the little bird and the green mosaic pieces remind me of deep green moss.