Monday, February 15, 2010

Mosaic Monday / A late post

Ok so it is a little late in the day here. I had to post on the contest this a.m. and now as the evening is closing in around me I realize maybe I can still do a quick Mosaic Monday post. No doggy mosaics today however. I am going to share some of my own work in progress. The husband is at a writing class tonight so I am grouting some mini-mosaics of robots that I finished glassing in this weekend.


Grouting is such a messy process, but I love it. I wear purple gloves and still manage to get my right index finger solid black with grout.  Nasty, nasty, but I love to get dirty with art. 

I'll paint the edges of these 3 bots and then shoot them properly outside tomorrow. Sorry for the ugly flash shots.

 
 This romantic little fellow is my favorite from this grouping.  There is random text behind the glass and my favorite line is "robots must reproduce".  Yea, good luck with that.

Ok so what's next? Well .... for now more robots of course.

This roundish fellow has been laid out ... no gluing just yet ( the wood still has it's shrink wrap ). I will take his photograph into photoshop and create a digital collage with it and that will be the foundation or background for the piece. Then I will paint on top of that print and glue it to my board ... then comes the glass.  I love using the computer, paint, and traditional mosaic techniques in my work. I feel it sets my art apart from other work that is out there.

I have uploaded one little robot to Etsy this week and he is available for only $65. Click here to see my Tiny Warrior.  Some of my new mini-robots will be priced as low as $45 and some will top out at around $85 I think.  I am still working on pricing with these guys. In reality I think they will vary in price not according to size but according to my personal fondness for each piece. There you have it ... in my spare time I am making robots ... and falling in love with a few of them.  They are "cute" and sometimes cute is an ok word, but I don't have to tell you guys that .... your dog lovers after all.

5 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Though I am a newcomer to your blog, I must have subliminally realized that you do mosaic glass art. I've been thinking of trying that myself. Or maybe it was Manon? Sheesh. I need a successful (meaning I like the way it turns out) outlet for creating! These robots are adorable. I rather like the green and orange one on the left! And yes; we do like dogs. We own three and my daughter (who is living with us) also has one. We also have three cats in the house. A rabbit. A fish...

Manon Doyle said...

Love your mosaics! You know if you lived closer.... I would give you a whole lot of glass. You might be overwhelmed by the amount...lol!

Melissa and Emmitt said...

oh my gosh rebecca!
your robots are fabulous!
i love them!

Rebecca Collins said...

Sherry ...yep Manon and I both do mosaics although she keeps threatening to throw away her glass nippers.

Manon ...if I lived closer I would so take you up on it:) Although I still think you should allow the mosaic trial separation a bit more time before you ditch your glass stash.

Thanks Melissa!!!

cbmosaics said...

They are so much fun, Rebecca! Manon, please make more mosaics :)