I love mosaics that incorporate the unusual and unexpected- old, broken, and found objects--piqué assiette. Over the years I have saved some favorite broken dishes. One day I looked at this chiminea sitting out on the patio, which we never use as a fireplace anymore, and thought it would make a good succulent container, and so I put the two together. In the meantime, Laurie Mika, a local talented mosaic artist and teacher, posted a project she completed that was beautiful and inspired me to get started.
All I have left to do is apply the grout. I have been procrastinating; grouting a project this size with so many uneven surfaces could be a little tricky. Waiting for a day with no interruptions.
As anticipated, the grouting was a challenge--trying to get all the spaces filled but not cover up too many of the mosaic pieces. If I had it to do over, I would start with a smaller project. But, I'm happy with the way it turned out.
9-9-13, Grout is sealed and succulents were planted on Labor Day.