I've got two more fabulous garden mosaic's to share with you dear readers, which is a good thing since I've been too busy with some design projects to actually do any crafting! You may remember the interesting garden mosaics that I posted photos of a few months ago here? Take a look again! Well truthfully I've been enjoying some more similar pieces of mosaic art just a few minutes from my home, and it wasn't until today that I finally passed by with camera in hand. And just a few months ago the front door of the home bearing the mosaics was open and a woman was in the door, so I asked her about the mosaics and she invited me in to see all of her work! And it was totally and perfectly the natural thing to do, after all we really are just one big family here in Israel.
Isn't this amazing? This is really the first time I got a good look at it, having only gotten permission to enter the garden and take a closer look just a month ago when I met the owner. It turns out, that the artist took a ceramics class, and instead of making vases and containers like the teacher really wanted her to, she made flat pieces to use in her mosaic pieces, which are really quite creative and unique!
This mosaic suddenly appeared near the artist's front door not long ago, and I am charmed every time I pass by. I'm thinking that maybe this is a direction that I should try with my ceramics explorations, though of course one I gather does have to have a bit of a vision in the first place.
I think one of the things I particularly love about these mosaics is their seemingly effortless composition, and the fact that they're not trying to be anything. Both were done on simple pieces of plywood and hung with nails. Creativity at it's best, without too much worrying about how or what, just do it!
Oh, and it turns out that the two women who have brought cheer to their little spots with mosaic, and live across town from one another are actually sister's in law!