My Mosaic Bird House
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My Mosaic Bird House

by Carla Dake
(Osseo, Wisconsin)

Mosaic bird house front view

Mosaic bird house front view

Mosaic bird house front view
Mosaic bird house side view
Mosaic bird house other side view
Grouting my mosaic bird house

I saw some mosaics on Ebay, about 6 years ago and thought it would be something I would like to try.


Being somewhat creative I thought how hard could it be? From that day I was hooked. I joined a couple mosaic groups. Everyone was so helpful and willing to answer questions.
I never looked at a mosaic book till about a year ago. I prefer to work with dishes and found items.

I'm still in the learning process. To tell you the truth, I don't know if I'll ever learn all there is to making mosaics. Seems things are always changing. New and better products are always coming out.

Here is my birdhouse. I like to take used birdhouses and make them into unique pieces of art.

I have made a couple birdhouses that were for birds but most of my houses are for show.
I'm always picking up things that I think would be interesting in a mosaic.

When making a mosaic, I don't know how it will turn out until it's done. I usually don't draw out a pattern. I look through my stuff and put together things that I think would look good in the mosaic I will be working on. It's always exciting to see the finished product!

I also wanted to say that mosaic artist have no age limit. It is something young and old can enjoy. It also is a form of art that doesn't require a fortune to do. I think when people are introduced to it you can see the excitement in their eyes! The only downfall is....it's addictive!
Carla

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