My Mosaic Wall – Underwater Life

When trying to find new ideas for the wall, I found clearance penny tiles at Home Depot. They were pearlescent and shimmery and instantly made me think of fish scales. Needing guidance, I searched Google and saw several images of fish. One would think making a fish would be pretty easy.  It’s a basic shapes, limited colors right? For some reason this was harder than I thought it would be.

 

The layout on the white board was after several rounds of rearranging pieces until it actually looked somewhat like a fish.  Unfortunately I can’t capture how sparkly it is with the camera. Especially at night, the piece is as pretty at Rainbow Fish.

Sometime later, I decided to expand upon the underwater section and made a small red and white fish, a seahorse, and LOVE spelled out with seaweed and an octopus.

It may be hard to see the letters but look closely. I made sure the octopus had eight legs. In retrospect I should have used more dark green to make the letters but I didn’t have a lot of green left. Unlike some artists who have the best materials, and inventory everything beforehand, I look at what I have on hand and create from there.

Seaweed Love

Here’s a picture of the products I use in addition to tile and broken plates. IMG_20200616_120114

And here is a current picture of the wall from today, August 3rd.

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Until next time, happy tiling!

-Tracy

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “My Mosaic Wall – Underwater Life

  1. Nice. I have never seen people make their own mosaic walls like this. Looks very personal. Also i imagine that little children love to touch the wall and tell what they see. Inspiring!

    • thanks. It started small and I got carried away. Unfortunately because of quarantine, not many people have gotten to see it in real life since it’s gotten so big. But I certainly love running my fingers over all the surfaces.

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