I was recently at Tiny Pieces, the store inside The Chicago Mosaic School where the wonderful Andrea vends tesserae and tools for the mosaic makers of the greater Chicago area. While I was there I bought some fab tiles from Italy. The colors are stupendous and they break cleanly. They are a joy to work with.
I know, I am dropping participles right, left, up, down, and all around!
I came home with 10 of these tiles: 2 yellow, 2 dark green, 2 burgundy, 2 light blue and 2 light green. I already had some white porcelain at home. I went to Goodwill last week and found a wonderful small wooden table that is also a wine rack, and I decided to use my precious tiles on it.
I worked on a design for a few days and settled on something I had sketched a while back. I tiled and tiled and tiled. Sometimes late at night when all the other humans in my household had gone to sleep. Today I was near to finishing. And I ran out of light blue and light green. Which are essential.
So I ordered more online!!
Here's what I have to date:
Here is proof it's a wine rack:
Can you feel my pain? Here's a close up:
Just a few missing pieces...argh!