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mosaic 2 almost done

one more leg on the star to go then grout and seal

center is a money clip the scrap yard dude gave me awhile back

i tell you what, i have more respect for those artists on that work of art show, cuz i had a few days to think about this and have had 9 days so far to work on it and honestly it isnt spectacular.  its cool...but the more i see it near completion the more i see what i would do if i had the time to think about it and play with it.   one of the other phoenix commotion peeps from last year did a star for one of their projects which i saw just last night on flickr.  check it out here, and notice they made it such that it looks more 3-D.  its very cool.  now if i had time and could sit there at the scrap yard and divvy up silver vs gold.....maybe i could have played around with that.  or maybe in the center i could have done more of a spiral or something.  i didnt.  and now what i see is a chinese checker board when i look at this. i see someone who doesnt really understand mosaic.  its simple.  flat.  bleh. 

maybe no one likes what they do when the pressure is on.  i dont feel that way about my own art 9 times out of 10.  i guess i went outside of my comfort zone and this is what i did and thats good enough.  next time i will know better.  next time if i were to do a shower out of bullet shells like i did, i would have cut them and made them shorter  and not stick out so much.  in a masochistic way i hope that i get a next time.


andrea said…
Texan checkers maybe? Me like.
It's stunning to my eyes! And they do not see a game board.
paula said…
thanks....all i see is flat and i couldnt even put that center thing in the center. moron status coming back to me
Rebeca Trevino said…
love it! great job!
Rebeca Trevino said…
i'll check back in a couple of days to see the finished piece!
very kool, really!
paula said…
thank you rebeca!
I like that center thing off-center--it makes it rotate. Very much hard work went into this and you are not finished will look different with the grout in. Looks great, Paula!!
Unknown said…
So cool Paula!
Unknown said…
Hey! Its made of bullet shells!! how cool is THAT! AND that star just off center is a perfect touch - send a spin to the star. ( Besides it is a very cool piece ) Do not sell yourself short on this. It is amazing! In no way do I think of Chinese checkers!! It is Texas all the way :) .You done good Paula, very good!!
angela recada said…
Wow Paula! I really, really love this!
paula said…
i guess off center aint so bad then huh... appreciate the feedback. i know its all part of the learning curve.

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