I’ve been stopping by the Mosaicworks blog ever since I discovered Karen Johnston’s wonderful work back in 2008 and when I saw her latest post I just knew I had to pick it up. Karen usually crafts her beautiful mosaic mirrors in her basement studio but her latest project, the biggest piece she has tackled to date, could only be done in her dining room. Karen’s beautiful, time-consuming pieces aren’t cheap so I shudder to think what this custom monster would have cost; at least we know the buyer has money and taste, a rare combination.
Karen’s post about the mirror is typically wry: “There’s only one way to do a mosaic and that’s one piece (of whatever) at a time. There’s no high tech machinery to speed up the process or little Disney mice running around cutting tiles in the wee hours of the night. The process is tedious, laborious and always seems endless . . . but in the end when everything is neatly in its place all that is forgotten. And I start another one . . .”
Visit Karen’s site to see how the finished piece looks in situ.