Monday, May 24, 2010

Mosaic Monday / A Play Day

I was naughty today, well actually I just took a much needed long lunch break with a girlfriend.  Last week one of my mosaic classmates, (patron and friend) noticed on Facebook that my Birthday was tomorrow so she asked me out to lunch. She took me to a fab Mediterranean restaurant that is in the same shopping area as Kittrell Riffkin where I like to shop for glass so we made a nice long lunch of it. My girlfriend is from India and she gifted me with the most stunning blue ceramic tray from India. It is called Jaipur Blue Pottery.  The name comes from the eye-catching Persian blue dye used to color the clay. The Jaipur blue pottery, made out of Egyptian paste, is glazed and low-fired. At first I thought I might use it as an earring catch-all on my dresser, but the more I look at it the more I think I need to find a way to hang it right on the wall, the blue glaze is so amazing and rich and yummy.

After lunch we went into the glass shop and fawned over sheets of glass the way most woman drool over shoes.

I treated myself to $45 worth of glass, came home and unwrapped my stash to discover I only bought 2 sheets of color .... lol, how the heck did that happen? The good news is I got lots of patterned clear glass that is going to work on my current mosaic project and some future projects. 

The wavy pattern on the very bottom of the photo above might be used on my current project in the water area of my map. I have a bird diptych I have started that needs some texture I think.

Anyway ... that was my Mosaic Monday!  I got out of the studio, met with an off-line mosaic pal and had a very lovely afternoon. I am sipping on an iced coffee right now and feeling very spoiled.


Manon Doyle said...

I know your birthday is tomorrow but I will wish you an early Happy Birthday!! Sounds like you had a good day. If you knew what I gave away today to the local glass studio you might drive all the way from Texas and choke me. .... LOL. I gave away my whole glass studio. Yup.... they told me it was there biggest donation ever. I felt it was going to a good place.
Enjoy your day tomorrow!!

Rebecca Collins said...

Thanks for the bday wishes. LOL, would only choke you for quitting glass, your mosaic work was so great. But you know where your heart is. Sounds like your stash went to a good to a good home:)

AutumnLeaves said...

Happy belated birthday, Rebecca! It does indeed sound like you have a most fabulous day! Love the pottery piece and quite honestly, I thought you'd visited a ceramic shop and painted this yourself (and I love it!). I love doing that on occasion. Love the diptych too. It looks stunning as a painting to my eyes. Can't wait to see what you do with it. You are so versatile. I don't even work with glass (or have very little) and I do the same thing...I am like most women with shoes as well when it comes to glass! (Or fabric, but that is another story.)

Melissa and Emmitt said...

happy happy birhtday rebecca!
have a wonderful day!
i love how you spent your afternoon!

good for you!


Rebecca Collins said...

Thanks Sherry & Melissa!