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« on: July 07, 2005 06:28:58 AM »

I just discovered this board taday and I'm so excited... I needed to show off one of my pieces. It kinda looks better from far and if you can't tell what it is ( just as one girl in my class asked me ) its a pair of ballet pointe shoes and legs...

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2005 06:30:46 AM »

it's obvious it's a pair of pointy shoes, you should tell her to get new glasses

I'ts lovely...I think mosaics are soo nice, and this is a great "contemporary" take on it
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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2005 06:41:09 AM »

I like it!  Yes, I could tell what it was, before I read the description.  I love mosaics of any type, and I especially like ones that don't look like each piece was perfectly cut to be specifically put in a certain place.

I did a random mosaic on my bedroom wall with broken up kitchen tiles and teacups...fun stuff!  (I went totally ghetto and spray painted the pieces and used caulk to put it together lol)

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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2005 06:08:39 PM »

That's awesome looking! I could tell what it was right away. Any tips for a beginner?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2005 09:47:32 PM »

Of course it is !!!! It's easy to see and it's absolutely beautiful !! Great Job !!
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2005 09:01:28 AM »

Thanks guys... the entire piece with frame and all took me about 10 hours... 1 hour a day for 2 weeks.
The setting up of the tile and fitting it all together took me so long, and it was very frusterating.
As for tips for beginners... seeing as how i am one:
* Get some relaxing music, cuz its so frusterating after rearranging the tiles 200 times.
* Use as much flat floor ceramic tile if you can - plates don't work as well.
** some stores will give you free floor tiles. if someone drops a piece or it gets damaged in shipping the store would otherwise throw it out, so ask around at hardware and home improvement stores!

good luck and thanks for all the comments!

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