I got 2 more sections done this week but I only did one of them! I might have a slow week or two coming up on the wall because I need to do some fused glass pieces for a couple of sections. But I have trouble staying away from the wall so……..
I wanted to do a section with mirror as a tribute to Isaiah Zagar. It was his class that I went to last summer that started all of this. Mirror is a major design element in his mosaics. I knew I wouldn’t use it the same way he does but I wanted to incorporate it. The $5 large (chipped) mirror that I found at ReStore was perfect. I cut the shapes with the cutter that I use for glass. I have lots left so I know I’ll incorporate it in other sections.
Estelle has been working on this section for a couple of weeks. She used shells that she collected on the beach for the peacock body and the eyes are a piece of a broken bowl with 2 little legs. After it was done we thought that the eyes didn’t show up well enough.
Some super glue and a couple of glass stones fixed that. We are also thinking about painting the neck shells in some shade of bright blue to make it stand out more. I wanted a peacock on my wall and glad Estelle took on this complicated one!