Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Rock Mosaic - Possibly for Kitchen

After the boys made their rock mosaics I had to go back to Michael's to purchase some more rocks for me to be able to make my own mosaic. So I sat down and spread over a canvas "Hard Moulding Clay Paste" and began to place my rocks. I didn't plan on any design because I have found that to be hindering in my creativity at times. I just sorted the rocks into shades and went to work. I really enjoyed this process, for one thing I am a sorter (I love to sort things into different colors - which includes my son's lego (which annoys my husband very much)) and secondly this placing of the rocks was a way to create a pattern that soothed me. I don't know why things like this relax me, I just find it so comforting.
After I finished and let it dry I had an idea... I went downstairs into our kitchen (which is of coarse in the process of renovations) and I placed the mosaic between the new cabinets. We have been thinking a lot about what we should do for the b
backdrop between the cabinets, wondering if we should tile it or paint it in some way. As I placed the mosaic down I knew right away... this is what I want to do for the entire back drop. It will be a lot of work but it is going to look amazing when it is all finished. It will give the kitchen an artsy look to it and sort of finish one of the last projects needed to be done. We are also trying to decide what we should do for counter tops. We were going to do granite, but have sort of run out of funds and so now we are tossing some other ideas around in our head. We'll have to wait and see and be patient for the end process. We are not really in any hurry.


Nancy said...

That will be a tonne of work... but oh so beautiful!

Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

Yes, I can't wait!

Anonymous said...

If sorting legos gets this kind of results...then sort on! It will be interesting to see what the end result looks like once you get it done. Question - how do you plan to seal it?


Kelly's Artistic Journaling said...

Voice in DC;
It should be interesting. My hubby has some ideas on how to seal it so I guess I will just let him go about that. I do the art work and he seals it up! Hee-hee. It is so nice he knows hot to do all these things. God Bless you brother.