When I made the compass mosaic I discovered the pieces had ragged edges after snipping. I thought these pieces would be perfect for making a mosaic of Johnny, it would be like his cute fluffy hair! In this video I show pictures of Johnny while I am working on the mosaic. We sure miss the little guy, thanks for all the love Johnny!
Some history for those who do not know who Johnny is. Johnny was our little yorkie-chihuahua pooch. He was a self assured little dog, with a big dog attitude. We got Johnny when he was a few weeks old. He was dark in color and as he grew he turned blonde! Some days he just wanted to be held or close to me while I was working in the shop. I had a carrier for him and made a little pillow so he would be comfortable in it. He spent a lot of time in the carrier, so he is in a lot of Cy’s Corner videos. We lived in Oregon, then moved to Louisiana, and after 3 years we moved back to Oregon. We learned that Johnny had cancer shortly after moving back to Oregon, he passed away in October 2016. He was only six years old. I have a video playlist of walks with Johnny. Most of these walks are in Louisiana, but a few are from Oregon. Exploring Oregon playlist are also walks with Johnny. His memory lives on in pictures and videos. What a great friend he was.
This is my first attempt at a glass tile (tessera) mosaic! I found a picture of a compass and blew it up real big to use as a pattern! I watched some videos and read some stuff about doing mosaics. I get a lot of info from I-C-Mosaics, I have the link in the description box of the You Tube video so you can check it out. At first I didn’t like the look of the rough edged tile after snipping it, and it almost made me quit the project. I’m hoping when the grout gets placed it makes it look okay. Still yet I may just look into getting a tile grinder. Anyway, the end result, before grouting even, looks great to me! I won’t be doing the grouting until I have a place for it to go permanently….so we need to do some more concrete work first. 🙂
I was excited to try and do something to this concrete pad in front of my little shed. I had to start working on it before it cured too much so I took my tumbled rocks and tapped them into the concrete. I didn’t have much of a plan when I started; maybe make some flowers or something. When it was time to wash the haze off the rocks I got impatient and grabbed the hose which then removed all of the top concrete stuff and made it an exposed aggregate slab. I like exposed aggregate, but it makes it hard to see the mosaic! I was going to do something to fix it, but I kind of like it now! So I am leaving it be!