Friday, August 13, 2010

New Challenge! Plate, Dish or Saucer - Challenge #40

Hi Everyone,

Laura (LauraInSpain) won the "Landscapes" challenge which ended July 31, and she's picked a fabulous new challenge for us:  "Plate, Dish or Saucer".

I am especially looking forward to this, because I've had an unfinished dish sitting in my basement studio for FAR too long.

The challenge starts today, August 13, and ends October 31, 2010.  Pieces that are in process right now may be finished and entered, but previously completed pieces should not be used.  Check out more details here.



Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"Landscape" Deadline Approaching

Hi Everyone,

This is a reminder that the "Landscape" challenge deadline is July 31.  There's still plenty of time!

To read about the challenge, please check out this link.  The pieces above are the entries thus far.  To see them in greater detail  look here.



Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ch #36 "Yard and Garden Art" Favorites Announced

Hi Everyone,

The "Yard and Garden Art" challenge was excellent.  We had 29 entries!

The top three favorites have won a $25, $15 and $10 gift certificate from Glass Tile of Oklahoma - our sponsor.  Check out their website here.

If you're not already a member, you're welcome to join the Mosaic Challenge Group on Flickr.  See details here.  You don't have to submit a piece to enjoy the group and vote.

The number one favorite was created by Margo (Remygem).

She created "Cats in Party Hats".  It is fantastic!  :-)

The second place favorite is "Water Feature" by Caz Kovacs.  What a ton of work this must have been.  It's a gorgeous, and no doubt - peaceful - piece.

And the third place favorite is "Bell of the Ball" by Doreen Bell.  This is so fun!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ch #39 - "Once Upon a Fairytale"

Hi All,

We have a brand new challenge:  "Once Upon a Fairytale".  this was picked by Margo (Remygem) - winner of the Yard and Garden Art Challnege.

Margo gives us this food for thought:  "maybe Cinderella's glass slipper, a frog prince, a scene from Alice in Wonderland like the caterpillar smoking his pipe on his mushroom... "

This challenge will end September 30, 2010.  You can read more about it here:

Have fun!


Monday, June 14, 2010

Challenge #38 - Trees

Hi Everyone,

Inge - winner of the "Floral" challenge - has picked a new challenge for us:  Trees.

This challenge starts today, June 14, and ends August 31.

Read more details, ask questions, or simply discuss it by clicking right here.  :)



Sunday, June 13, 2010

"Yard and Garden Art" Challenge Ending June 30

Hi Everyone,

The "Yard and Garden Art" challenge (#36) ends June 30, 2010.

Check out all of the lovely entries we've received so far.'s not too late to enter a piece of your own!

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ch #35 - "Floral" Challenge - Time to Vote!

Hi Everyone,

I'm sorry to have missed some reminders about voting and new challenges the last few months.  My life has calmed down a bit now, and I hope to be back on schedule.

The "Floral" Challenge ended May 31, and we had 35 lovely entries.  Check them out here.

Voting has started, and you may do so through the end of the day June 7.  You are welcome to vote for up to three of your favorites.  When voting, please send me a FlickrMail with the number of the piece (1 through 35 this time), and it's also helpful to receive either the artist's name or the name of the piece - that way I'm sure to give the right piece the vote.  Favorites will be announced June 8.

Thanks for your participation.


Celebrity Mosaics

Hi Everyone,

This is a little out of the ordinary for this blog, but it's mosaic-oriented, and I thought you might enjoy it.

Please note that some of the content might be offensive to you.

Celebrity Mosaics


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Ch #33 - "Create Your Own 3D Substrate" Challenge

Hi All,

We're just a few weeks out from the deadline for the "Create Your Own 3D Substrate" challenge. Read up on challenge requirements here.

And for a little inspiration and fun, check out the beautiful work that's already been entered.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Missed Deadline / Second Chance 2010

Hi Everyone,

At the end of 2009 we had a "Missed Deadline / Second Chance" Challenge thanks to the great idea from one of our members - Tish.

We'll be doing it again for 2010, and since a few challenges are now behind us, the challenge is set up for your participation.

The one rule for this challenge is that your entries should not be completed before the challenge was announced.

For more details, please see this discussion in Flickr.

I look forward to seeing how this photo pool grows throughout the year.


Monday, March 8, 2010

Ch #32 Childhood Memory - Favorite Announced

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for your participation in the "Childhood Memory" Challenge in the Mosaic Challenge group.

Our number one favorite this time is "Words of a Feather" by NT Candy

Candy will receive a $25 gift certificate from Tammy at Glass Tile of Oklahoma, and she'll be picking a future challenge for us.

Congratulations Candy!

For more information about the challenge click here.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Ch #32 "Childhood Memories" - Hurry and Vote! Today's the Last Day

Hi Everyone,

We had three wonderful entries in the "Childhood Memories" Challenge this time.

If you haven't already voted for your number one favorite entry, then today's the day to get it done. In fact, today is the last day to do it.

Feel free to email me at, via Flickr (also Millimomo), or you can read up on more details here.

Thanks for your participation!


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Challenge #34 Announced - "Mandalas"

Hi Everyone,

Sendrine - winner of the "Winter" Challenge - has picked a new challenge for us, "Mandala": Any subject, any size, any material.

This challenge will start today - February 9 - and end April 30, 2010.

As always, if you have a mandala in process at this time, you're welcome to complete and enter it. But please do not enter pieces that are already complete.

I did a few searches on mandalas to answer some questions I had.  First, here is a google image search of mandalas.

And here is Wikipedia's conversation about it.
If you read down a ways in the Wikipedia article, you'll see a discussion of how the mandala is used in different religions. It was interesting to see that it's present in religions aside from just Buddhism and Hinduism.

I also found a nice, simple description of a mandala: "The Mandala acts as a support for anyone in meditation. The Mandala itself is often illustrated as a palace with four gates, facing the four corners of the Earth. It is a symbol that represents wholeness, and can be seen as a model for the structure of life itself." can just consider it a pretty circular design. :-)

Please check out the details here:

To get a list of all the current challenges, please check this link:


Monday, February 8, 2010

Ch #31 "Winter" Favorites Announced

Hi Everyone!

The top three favorites for the "Winter" Challenge have been announced on Flickr:  look here.

As always, the work was beautiful and fun!

All three favorites will receive gift cetificates from Tammy at  Thank you to Tammy for all of her generosity in supporting our group.

Congratulations to everyone who participated and especially to our top three favorites.

The number one favorite is "Pure Amnesia" by Sendrine (Picachouette).

The second favorite is "Stormy Winterberry" by Veronica Mosaic.

The third favorite is "February in Vermont" by Barb (Ba1Je).

Monday, February 1, 2010

Ch #31 "Winter" Challenge - Time to Vote

Hi Everyone,

We just wrapped up the "Winter" Challenge, and now it's time to vote!

From February 1 through February 7 please feel free to send me (Millimomo) a Flickr Mail with your top three favorite pieces, or you may email me at

You can see photos more detailed photos here

It is helpful to get the number of the piece and the name of the artist. That way the right piece gets the vote.

You may vote for less than three pieces.

You do not have to have an entered piece to vote. You just need to be a member of the group.

You may (and are encouraged to!) vote for your own entries.

Here is a link to the photos:

Feel free to ask questions here or send me an email.



Friday, January 22, 2010

"Winter" Challenges Ends January 31, 2010

Hi Everyone!

The "Winter" Challenge ends Sunday, January 31 - just over a week from now.  Read about it here.

Two other challenges have been picked as well.  They are:

"Childhood Memory" ending February 28


"Create Your Own 3D Substrate" ending March 31.

You can find links to the challenge details and photos at the "Current Challenges" discussion.  In fact, this link is a great one to "favorite" and check in on often.  I always keep it updated with the latest challenges.

As always, please drop me a line if you have any questions, or add your questions to one of the discussion areas on Flickr.

Thanks, and Happy Mosaicing!


Friday, January 15, 2010

Congratulations to the 2009 Favorites' Artists!

All of the votes have been counted, and I'd like to congratulate the artists who made the top favorites in the Mosaic Challenge group in Flickr.

Laura (LauraInSpain) created the number one favorite, "Seeing The Light"

We had a tie for second place.  In order of their challenges:

"Blackbird" by Lori (MeadeL)

"Mandy" by Carol Shelkin

And our third place favorite is:

"Inverse Giraffe" by Judit (StIglice)

Way to go, Everyone!  It's been a great year of challenges.


Friday, January 8, 2010

2009 Favorites - Time to Vote Again

Hi Everyone,

Now that all of the challenges that ended in 2009 are completed, it's time to vote for our number one favorite of all the 2009 favorites!

Just like in the other challenges, you may vote for up to three of your favorites. The top three favorites will be announced, and the number one favorite will receive a $100 gift certificate from Tammy at Glass Tile of Oklahoma.

Please check out the photos of the 2009 favorites here:

You may send me a Flickr mail (Millimomo) or a regular email to with up to three favorites.

Voting is open through January 14, and the favorites will be announced January 15.

Thanks for everything this year! This group is really fun and inspirational.

Happy Voting!


Ch #30 - Missed Deadline / Second Chance - Favorites Announced!

Hi Everyone,

Thank you to Tish for coming up with the "Missed Deadline / Second Chance" challenge. It was a great idea, and we had nine entries. We'll do this again at the end of 2010. People will be able to enter pieces they didn't get done in time for the challenges that end this coming year.

Tammy from Glass Tile of Oklahoma, will once again be providing gift certificates to the top three favorites: $25, $15 and $10.

The top favorite for this challenge will not pick a future challenge.

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who entered a piece!

For details and a closer look, check out Flickr:

The number one favorite is "Mandy" by Carol Shelkin from Challenge #15 - Animal

The number two favorite is "Wake Up and Smell the Aloha, too" by Fresca (StudioFresca) from Challenge 6 - Tropical

The number three favorite is "Key West Cottage" by Linda (LyndaLu_Fla) from Challenge 6 - Tropical


Ch #29 - Tempered Glass - Favorites Announced

Hi Everyone,

Thanks to everyone who participated in this challenge and voted. For me, this was one of the hardest challenge to vote on. There were so many gorgeous, inspirational pieces.

As always, Tammy from Glass Tile of Oklahoma ( ) will be providing $25, $15 and $10 gift certificates for the top three favorites.

The number one favorite gets to pick a future challenge for us.

For details and a closer look, check out Flickr:

The number one favorite is "Bread Burner" by Chris Emmert

The number two favorite is "My African Girls" by Poppins Mosaics (Mary)

The number three favorite is "House Number" by LauraInSpain


Friday, January 1, 2010

Ch #30 - Missed Deadline / Second Chance: Time to Vote!

More Voting!

Challenge #30 - "Missed Deadline / Second Chance" also ended December 31.

This challenge - thought up by Tish (Artish) - was for everyone who didn't get their piece(s) done quite in time for a challenge deadline, or for anyone who would simply like a shot at doing one of the challenges.

Just like all other voting:

1) you may vote for up to three of your favorite pieces.

2) Go here to see better detail and send me a FlickrMail (or regular mail at with the numbers and artists' names of the three pieces.

3) You may vote through the end of the day January 7.

4) Favorites will be announced soon after, and the top three will receive gift certificates from Tammy at Glass Tile of Oklahoma.

Please feel free to ask questions in this thread or email me privately.

Enjoy, and Happy New Year!


Ch #29 Tempered Glass Challenge - Time to Vote!

Hi Everyone, and Happy New Year!

It's time to vote for your three favorite Tempered Glass entries. We had 19 all together, which really impresses me. This is such a busy time of year, and a bunch of you still managed to get pieces completed.

The definition of this challenge was this: "Tempered Glass 2D, 3D (any D ). If a person can not find or has any TG then Clear or transparent glass could be substituted."

Please vote by sending me a FlickrMail or regular mail at with the numbers and artists' names of your three favorite pieces. You may vote through the end of the day, January 7, 2010.  Go here to see more detail and get numbers and names.

The top three favorites will receive gift certificates from Tammy at Glass Tile of Oklahoma.

As always, feel free to email me or add to the discussion if you have any questions.