Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Crystalynna's "Reflections of Love"

Hi Everyone,

Here's a peek at Crystalynnna's "Reflections of..." challenge entry, which she's fittingly named, "Reflections of Love".

Check out that fantastic black grout line. Wow!

I love people's different interpretations of the challenges. This is a beauty.

Happy Mosaicing!

Monday, September 8, 2008

And The Winner Is...

Cindi B!

Cindi (Cindiloo77 on Flickr) is the winner of our very first Blogger Mosaic Challenge for her charming coffee pot.

Really, it's the ultimate isn't it? Coffee? Mosaics? Together? Fabulous!

Along with our admiration Cindi will receive a $25 gift certificate from Tammy at the Tile Shack. Click here to check out this excellent source for mosaic supplies. Thank you, Tammy, for providing such a perfect and generous prize.

Congratulations to each of you who entered. They were all such unqiue, creative and beautiful pieces.

Now here's one more look at Cindi's Coffee Pot.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Exciting Swirl Talk

Hi Everyone,

As you recall, Lin (Linlee8 on Flickr) picked the challenge "Swirl / Swirls on a Six Inch Square Flat Surface" which ends October 31, 2008.

Shortly after we announced it, Lin had the cool idea of creating the swirls on mesh and donating them to a worthy cause. Click here to see the discussion.

Since then Lin has had an even more exciting idea for the swirls: a book!

She ran this past me, and I love the idea. I think it will give us ALL an opportunity to see our art in print!

You all have the option of not having your piece in the book, just like you have the option of simply doing a swirl and keeping it for yourself. whatever you'd like to do is fine.

If you do like the idea of a book and donating your swirl to a cause, then by all means - the more swirls the merrier. Please make as many as you'd like. Also, if you're donating a swirl, remember that it needs to be done on fiberglass mesh (details in the discussion mentioned above).

Here's what Lin has to say about the book:


If I happen to get a lot of swirl mosaics for the mural/panel
piece...I would like to document them and the making of the panel in a small (?) blurb-book.

I think that having a book of the panel/mural and it's making process
and your own featured swirl with ID would be fun to have even if it didn't get tied to a donation.

The book would be purchased directly from at cost as It doesn't have to have any profit attached to it right now. Then if the piece gets donated somewhere that the book can be an asset I can attach a profit for a certain period of time to go to that organization.

This would also require a release from you to allow me to photograph / publish / distribute the photo-book. When you contact MilliMoMo/Lynne or myself for the address to send your swirls we can send back the release. At which point you can print/sign & send with your swirl(s) I know this kinda thing can make some people nervous...the artist retains copyright of their art, but allows me to photograph / publish / distribute the book.


Friday, September 5, 2008

Caz Kovac's "Reflections of..." Entry

Hi Everyone!

Please take a look at Caz Kovac's entry for the "Reflections of..." Challenge which will end September 30. What a scrumptious piece!

Check out the rest of Caz' art here on Flickr.

1) Caz.Kovacs

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Little Peek at the "Black and White" Entries...

Hi Everyone,

I thought I'd send you a little peek at the entries we've received so far for the Black and White challenge which ends September 30. Don't you just want them ALL??? Me too!

This particular challenge doesn't have a prize associated with it (aside from the accolades and admiration of mosaic fans everywhere!), because it was part of the Flickr Mosaic Challenge before I combined groups.

All challenge winners after this one, along with the "Reflections of..." challenge also ending September 30, WILL receive a prize.

Please do not vote for these now. Voting won't begin until October 1, and I'm sure we'll have many more gorgeous entries by then.

However, if all of the recent political mumbo jumbo has given you an overpowering urge to vote for something, ANYTHING, then please check out the Pots and email me at with your favorite.

Happy Mosaicing!

1) Tiaelle

2) Browney44

3) Broken Glass Mosaics

4) KellieKel1

5) Caz.Kovacs

6) Mosaic.Queen2008

7) RuthTracks

8) ArtsyPhartsy

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Changes at Blogger Mosaic Challenge

Hi Everyone,

After using Blogger for this group for a little over a month, I've decided to combine it with the Mosaic Challenge Group on Flickr.

Both venues have their strengths, and this blog will continue, but Flickr offers easy photo loading and open communication between members of the group: things that I feel are important to an active and fun group.

I will continue to post photos of challenge pieces in this blog as well as other photos of interest. However, to submit works to the challenges I'm asking that you use Flickr and add your photos to the Mosaic Challenge group by setting up a free account with Flickr.

The other difference will be that you'll need to go to a link to see all the completed challenge pieces in one place when it's time to vote. However, I'll be posting the individual pieces here in Blogger as they're submitted.

Like any other site, Flickr does have a learning curve, but people seem to love it once they've poked around a little bit.

If you are interested in submitting photos and have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to comment on one of these posts or email me directly at I am happy to help.

Thanks Everyone.


Favorite Mosaic by Tish

Hello Lovely Mosaicists,

Meet "Carriera" made by Tish! (Artish71 on Flickr)

She's Tish's favorite self-made mosaic, and I can see why. She's incredibly exotic. I especially love that her bottom is mosaiced, and the little flower is such a sweet addition.

Tish, thank you so much for sending in photos of Carriera!


I'd love to post more of your favorite mosaics (made by you), so please keep the photos coming, and tell me why your piece is your favorite.

Have a great day, Everyone!

Lynne (

Monday, September 1, 2008

"Pot" Challenge - Time to Vote!

Hi Everyone,

Happy September!

We had four "Pot" entries for our first challenge. Congratulations to every one of you that entered a pot. I can honestly say that I think they are all beautiful and so creative. I love the interpretations on the challenge idea! You guys are amazing. :-)

Please vote for your favorite between September 1 and September 7 (Central Standard US Time) by emailing your choice to me at

You do not have to have made a pot to vote. If you're reading this blog, then please pick a favorite and send it to me.

I'll check my email one more time the morning of September 8 to make sure there were no overnight votes, and then I'll announce the winner that day.

Now here are our fabulous pots!


1) Cindi B

Coffee Pot


2) Caz

Cinderella Pot


3) Artish

Coffee Pot Sculpture


4) Kimmy B

Jardiniere Clock