There are so many multitalented people in this tight knit garden blogging community.
I wanted you to know that I don’t just bumble around in the garden. I actually do other things. I’m also a mosaic artist.
I love doing jigsaw puzzles—as a matter of fact I can’t have them in the house. Jigsaw puzzles are to me what computer games are to my two boys.
If I let them play computer games all the time, they would. Likewise jigsaws for me.
So creating mosaics is sort of like a jigsaw puzzle and it’s sort of like gardening. It is very meditative and even though it seems like mindless work, there is actually a lot of mindfulness and design that goes into it.
I would like to show you some pieces I have done.
I’m showing you for two reasons. The first is so you can learn more about me and the second reason is this, I thought if I showed you the mosaic that I have not completed in my husband’s office bathroom that maybe this would spur me to completing it. My husband is hoping this also.
I also mosaic animal skulls. This really isn’t as gruesome as it seems—as a matter of fact; they’re really quite beautiful. However, I’m not sure I’m ready to put them on the Internet, especially in light of the first creepy comment I received last week.
Living in the mountains, we run across deer and coyote skulls, and sometimes my neighbors bring me skulls.
One time my neighbor brought me a skull. I wasn’t home so she threw it over my fence and forgot to tell me. Now this particular skull wasn’t as “clean” as the ones I normally find. When I arrived home, I found one of my dogs chewing on it. Yeah, that’s right.
Here are some thoughts that entered my mind. Did my dog eat the whole thing and was he just finishing up on the head? Or, had I just been given an ominous threat by Mario Puzo?
Two weeks later my neighbor told me she had left the skull easing my mind of all those Godfather thoughts.