Friday, December 14, 2012

needing a frivolous note

I wrote my post hours before learning of the shooting. The entire nation mourns today and everyone who has loved is reminded to love a little more.

I took a glass mosaic class the other day. Rather than being taught what to do, I was briefly shown how to cut glass with tile cutters, given the equipment and left to it. After several minutes of total bewilderment--how was I to get a rendition of my photo onto the mosaic board, did they think I could draw?--I traced around the border of my photo of Miró and started clipping away at chunks of glass.

Probably not a good idea to put the photo first but it's such a cute photo.

I call it a fifth-grade project because while the other ladies carefully arranged patterns with tiny bits of glass and I glued down my chunks, a real fifth grader came in to finish a project she had begun the week before. Hers, like mine, was a mosaic of her dog. Hers, unlike mine, was a true likeness, composed of small pieces she had cut and arranged to look like a little white dog with black eyes and a pink nose. She even included the collar. I mention this to show what one can accomplish with meticulous patience, which I have not got.

 I had to place it on the floor near a window to get natural light and it was, as usual, raining outside. Somebody had to investigate.
 I call it my impressionistic Airedale. But you can tell it's an Airedale. What more would I want?
With a few minutes left over, I played with colors and slapped together a trivet.


  1. I LOVE IT!! Sorry, butts I like impressionism ~ and yours is great!


    1. Thank you, Ruby. I think Miro liked it, too. He tasted it and said it was pretty good.

  2. We love it and it's just perfect!

  3. Your impressionistic Airedale is fabulous and so is your trivet! We love them!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  4. My mom would love an impressionistic Airedale it is so absolutely beautiful! Congrats on getting crafty!

    We are very sad and quite frankly not watching anything regarding the senseless acts in Ct. Mom is very upset.....

    We pray..


  5. OMG! You did a wonderful job! I love it!

  6. Seriously, Sherry, we think it's fantastic! :)

  7. I agree... Airedale it truly is.

    We were devastated with what happened in Newtown and we're countries away from the incident.

    Anyway, it's nice meeting you. LOL.

    Huggies and Cheese,

    Haopee of my dogs love me