Saturday, April 14, 2007

What I'm working on now...

Vanity top.

19 Comments:

Blogger Shrink wrapped scream said...

Makes me want to weep. Thanks, hon. Good blog, too..

4/14/2007 02:17:00 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Wow, Mary, this looks amazing.
You work so neatly!
By the way, I've just noticed that you use some kind of cement to stick the mosaics. I find it easier with PVA glue. Any reason?

4/14/2007 02:36:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Shrink Wrapped: Thanks for coming by.

Cream- I try to work neatly but at some point I let go.
I use mastic which is what is normally used to set tile indoors. That's just the way I was taught. If it will be outside I used thin set which is what they use for floors when setting them. When I did the mailbox I used something called Liquid Nails. It is a construction adhesive made from polyurethane. I needed something that would bond with the metal of the mailbox. But I am always looking for something better. I will try the PVA.

4/14/2007 03:11:00 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Yes, I know Liquid Nails, I use it for all sorts around the restaurants.
But if you haven't tried PVA, go ahead, you will be impressed. I usually pour some into a mug and apply a thin layer with an old brush, then simply place the mosaics wherever I want them. It takes about five minutes before they stick like fast.
It even works on vertical surfaces. You'll need to wait a minute or so till the PVA becomes tacky.

4/14/2007 04:59:00 PM  
Blogger Katie McKenna said...

ohhhh I so love your work Mary!!!!

4/14/2007 05:01:00 PM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Beautiful colors as usual and the pattern will be PERFECT!

4/14/2007 08:45:00 PM  
Blogger Good for Me said...

amazing. how did you get into mosaics?

4/14/2007 08:56:00 PM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

Very, very nice! ; )

4/15/2007 06:28:00 AM  
Blogger Psychomikeo said...

Being a painter of just about 30 years I like your work. I Would like to see more

4/15/2007 07:02:00 AM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

So Mary, what's the theme?

4/15/2007 01:42:00 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Ok I've look at the large pic
Leafy, greens - looking cool!

4/15/2007 01:43:00 PM  
Blogger la bellina mammina said...

you're so talented - can't wait to see the outcome!

4/15/2007 09:53:00 PM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

You do the most beautiful work! Love the close-up view. Wish you could come out to CA and spiff up my house with your amazing mosaics!

4/15/2007 10:04:00 PM  
Blogger Ingrid said...

WOW, that looks like an awesome project. Such an ariste you are Mary! Can't wait to see the finished product!
hugs
Ingrid

4/15/2007 10:24:00 PM  
Blogger msliberty said...

I've said it before, and I'll say it again... You are SO talented, Mary! I see a beautiful studio and commissioned pieces in your future!

4/16/2007 12:54:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Cream- That sounds good. There must be some catch that I've never heard of it. I'll be trying it.

Katie- Thank you again.

Peacechick- I must say I really like this pattern.

Good for me- A friend got me a job as an a potters assistant after I whined to her one day about wanting to have some creative job. I was taught to glaze and mosaic. Eventually my husband built me a studio in the barn. I got lucky.

Psychomikeo- I'd like to see more of your work too.

Quasar- There's a sink for it too.

4/16/2007 08:02:00 AM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

I thought you were gonna do your kitchen? Tsk tsk..great work as usual Mary!

4/17/2007 01:12:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Donnie- Paying customers first.

4/17/2007 08:23:00 AM  
Blogger Good for Me said...

wow, Good for You! I took pottery in college and was given a wheel as a wedding gift. it had a cememnt kick wheel, which i found out was off balance because i lent it to an artist in exhange for a spot in her class. she told me i could throw on it, but my work would be off balance. so, i gave the wheel to her and haven't played with clay since. life moves quickly sometimes.

4/20/2007 01:21:00 PM  

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