I'm back from my internet Christmas break. We didn't do a lot for Christmas which is exactly the way we like it. I did wake this monring to find that someone gifted me a cold so I'll have that for a few days.
I continued to focus on the mosaic wall and have a few more sections done.
I got the idea for this one off Pinterest so I can take no credit for it. It's my tribute to family vacations at the beach. I had planned on a pale blue sky but once I started putting the sky pieces in I hated it. I decided for a sunset (or sunrise). It's multi colored because I didn't have enough bits of any one color to do the whole thing. Sometimes when we are forced to make do we actually get something better and I think that's true in this case.
I've been wanting to do this chicken for a while. I've also been wanting to add some purple to the wall and this seemed a fine place to do it. Aside from the beak and legs I tried to make every element a non-traditional color. So we have a purple chicken with green wings, a blue flower with a pink stem and mirror grass with a yellow sky.
You can see that I have the next section "basted" in place.
The side sections are really difficult (and boring) for me so when I came up with the bead element for one section I decided to carry it into the next one too. Two side sections done pretty quickly.
I have 3 full sections, 2 bottom sections and 1 side section left to do and I'm planning to keep pressing to get this wrapped up!
12/28/2016 12:35:21 pm
love your wall. progress! I will be out your way in the middle of January but have no idea if I will have any free time to meet up - sis has had a brain tumor and surgery I will be there to help with recovery
Oh yuck - a cold (one of those non-returnable gifts). I've been fighting a bug for over three weeks now and will be very happy when it decides to exit the premises for good. Unfortunately we spent Christmas with our kids and our DIL and grandson were both filled with colds. Hopefully they didn't gift them to us!! Take care of you.
12/29/2016 08:42:58 am
very cool. not sure i could have come up with as many designs as you did. that will make your brain tired.
12/29/2016 08:49:28 am
The sunset is such a fun piece. I also love the chicken, it has a childlike joy due to the fantasy colors of the section.
12/29/2016 11:22:51 am
In the home stretch now; don't know how you come up with so many ideas.
12/30/2016 12:35:37 am
Loooove your purple chicken! And the morning sunrise at the beach --or it could be sunset on the Pacific where I live. The side "fillers" are a nice touch, lively all the way to the edge.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.