Monday, March 30, 2009

"Doodle" Favorites Announced

Hi Everyone!

I've finally compiled all the votes for the very fun "Doodle" mosaic challenge. The challenge this time was to mosaic a doodle and to include the original doodle with the completed piece. We had eleven wonderful entries.

The number one favorite piece is "Doodle-De-Doo" made by Valerie Hornby (MosaicMuse on Flickr).

Interestingly, our two runners-up TIED, so they're announced here in alphabetical order.

Our first runner-up is a fantastic doodle made by Crafty_Lady

The second runner-up is "Doodle Clock" made by Linda Smith (MosaicSmith on Flickr).


"Found Object/Mixed Media" Challenge Ending March 31

Hi Everyone,

Above, you'll see the entries we've received so far for the "Found Object/Mixed Media" Challenge which ends Tuesday, March 31. This is a very interesting challenge thought up by Candy (NT Candy on Flickr).

Candy wants us to use a found object or objects as tess AND make it mixed media. She says this is to "try and push everyone outside their comfort zone and also give an excuse to finally use that odd piece they've picked up in a parking lot one time and still have in their stash!". :-)

Please post your photos on Flickr by the end of the day, March 31. If you have any difficulties, email me. I'm happy to help.

Happy Mosaicing!


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Doodle Time! Vote Now Through March 22, 2009

Hello Mosaic Lovers,

It's time to vote for your three favorite "Doodle" mosaics. Part of the challenge this time was to include a photo of the original doodle. You can catch a glimpse of them above, but please visit them at Flickr to see more detail: Click Here

Please either send me a Flickr Mail at Millimomo, or email me at You may vote for up to three pieces. The top three favorites will be announced March 23.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Happy voting!


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Current Challenges

Hi Evereyone,

In case you don't visit the Mosaic Challenge Group on Flickr very often, I thought I'd List our current challenges here. You may also click on this link, to read about them directly in Flickr.

We always have several challenges going on at a time. Right now there are FIVE. This allows us to avoid DOWN time while votes are being compiled, and we hope that if you don't like one of the current challenges, you might like another.

For more details about each of the challenges, you can click on the linked titles, which will take you to the discussions in Flickr.

January 26 - March 15, 2009 - Challenge #16 - "Doodle", by CrystalThomas

When you submit your completed doodle, you should also submit the original doodle.

January 26 - March 31, 2009 - Challenge #17 - "Found Object, Mixed Media, Any Substrate", by NT Candy

Your completed piece should be mixed media, AND it needs to include a found object or objects. "Found" should not be something you "found" in a thrift shop, unless it's a button on the floor. :-) It's typically something you pick up off the ground, off the floor, out of a lost and found box, etc. Please visit the discussion for more clarification.

February 19 - April 15, 2009 - Challenge #18 - "One of the Five Elements",
by SiriusMosaics

Pick one of the Five Elements: Wood, Earth, Metal, Water, Fire. It can be your own intrepretation, may refer to the Chinese or Japanese Philosophy, scientific, etc.

February 24 - April 30, 2009 - Challenge #19 - "Fauvism, 2D", by MosaicWench

Well, there's not much to say here. Create a piece in the style of Fauvism, and keep it 2-Dimensional. There are some great links in the discussion showing you examples of Fauvism.

March 10 - May 15, 2009 - Challenge #20 - "Something Natural", by Stiglice

Your piece should use at least 50% natural materials: minerals, stones, pebb;es, etc. There is no restriction on the base, the colors, the theme, the style or the form of the natural materials.

Remember, submitted pieces must be completed during the challenge period, but it's okay if they're a work in progress at the time the challenge is announced.

I hope you can find at least one challenge that intrigues you! They all have gorgeous potential. The "Current Challenges" link (here it is one more time), is probably the most important one to have for the Mosaic Challenge group, as it will always be up to date with, well..., the current challenges!

Happy Mosaicing!



Sunday, March 8, 2009

Favorite "Animals"

Hi Everyone,

I'm sending out a big "Congratulations" to the artists who made the three favorite pieces.

Your work is absolutely beautiful!

The number one favorite piece is "Inverse Giraffe" made by Judit (Stiglice on Flickr).

The first runner-up piece is "SA_Giraffe" made by Carol (Cacbeary on Flickr).

The second runner-up piece is "Polar Prayer" by Suzanne (Suzanne.Steeves on Flickr).


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

"Animal" Challenge - #15 - Time to Vote!

Hello Everyone,

Wow! There were 23 BEAUTIFUL and creative entries for the "Animal" Challenge that ended February 28. Please check them out by clicking here.

You may vote for up to three of your favorite pieces. Voting is open from March 1 through March 7, 2009. Please email me at, or you may also send me a FlickrMail - again at Millimomo.

Thanks to everyone for your participation in the group, whether it be entering a piece or voting.