23 Mar 2016

Turtle Mosaics

As temperatures constantly rise & with summer approaching, we all start looking for ways to beat the heat. Just like our reptilian friends, we enjoy the presence of water and during the treacherous summer months there is no feeling that compares to taking a dip in a custom designed pool suited to your needs and satisfaction.

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26 Feb 2016

Fine Feathers: Mosaic Peacock Flamboyance

Isn’t the evolution of human artistic creativity highly dependent upon nature and its entailing features (flora & fauna)? Basically, how is it possible not to be awed by the beauty seen in the evolution and genetic exhibition of features witnessed by animals such as the peacock? Their luxurious feathers adorned with a multitude of colorful shades and patterns are utilized as a main method to attract their female counterparts.

Basic components of making art consist of color, various patterns and reproduction of visual appeal. Each geographical region, each civilization and hence its entailing culture has been inspired by different animal species to create various forms of art. The peacock is surely one of those special cases.

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19 Feb 2016

Geological Mosaics: Mother Nature’s Artistic Expression

When considering the essence of a mosaic one directly yet subconsciously imagines an anthropogenic creation; a creation derived from a human being. What was the artist’s motive, subsequent ideas and conclusive meanings behind his or her portrayed expression? But what about when we are fortunate enough to find true masterpieces within nature, created by universal elements governed by the forces of physics and laws of chemistry?

A brief, yet breathtaking accumulation of Mother Nature’s artistic expression follows:

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18 Feb 2016

A guide on how to clean different mosaic tile materials

A comprehensive collection of mosaic tile materials follows to give more of a practical insight on how to properly clean and maintain your mosaic in your household and pleasantly remind you that beauty CAN be low-maintenance.

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11 Feb 2016

Year of the Monkey: 8 Fascinating Facts

Want to know how can you Gregorian date of birth, reveal your sign in the lunar calendar?

What lies in wait for you in the Year of the Monkey 2016-2017?

Here are 8 fascinating facts about the Year of the Monkey to help celebrate this holiday:

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05 Feb 2016

16th Avenue: Where Mosaic Magic Kissed San Francisco!

San Francisco city is one of the most liberal and artistic cities of the United States. Visiting this lively cultural center of Northern California, you find yourself wandering amongst eclectic Victorian architecture and landmarks like the infamous Golden Gate Bridge & Alamo Square.

This city is literally a mosaic, comprised of colourful yet different neighbourhoods, mimicking little tiles on an artisan’s mosaic canvas – each exhibiting its own intricate artistic detail. The “16th Avenue Tiled Steps” project is surely one of the most beautiful art gems of San Francisco city that has been manufactured by the hands of local art enthusiasts, volunteers and of course, by the two ambitious artists: Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher. Combining their artistic envision and skills with the passion of the community, mosaic staircase project was initiated in January 2003 and was successfully completed a year later in August of 2004.

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