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luvsgrtdanes wrote: Deb they are spectacular
Thank you! Actually "they" are "one" - I combined the photos of all four sides.
I'm getting ready to take photos of the things I've finished in the last few months so figured I'd better get a few of the things posted I made for Christmas gifts!
I had just finished making a mosaic birdhouse for the gardens and after my mother-in-law saw it she hinted she'd like one of her own! This is the one I completed last fall, all four sides ....
And this is my mother-in-law's Christmas gift. I used their lakehouse in Michigan for the "theme" and tried a different technique with the tiles on the roof to look like shingles!
We have the most beautiful photos of the sun setting on the lake in Michigan so I decided to use one for the mosaic I made for one of Rick's brothers! I combined the "before/after" photos to show what a difference it makes with a little more effort. Even though I've used different grout colors on a few things it's much easier to just paint after it's grouted to blend the colors. I even used rocks we collected on the beach there!
Rick's other brother received a new address sign for his house. Another "experiment" using some of the small cement leaves I made last fall.
Rick's sister shares my love of dragonflies and takes tons of photos so I added mosaics, a dragonfly and another rock from Michigan to the photo cube I made for her.
The last mosaic gift was for my mother. When she saw this photo of my daughter and grandson she said she wished someone could "paint" it for her. Although I don't have the skills for a painting I was able to squeeze in one last mosaic before leaving to spend the holidays in Maine. I made her a special frame for the photo with a theme.... "The Key to my Heart".
I'm off to get photos of my latest mosaic creations and will post them soon...more birdhouses!