do you like mosaics?

@shelagh77 (3643)
February 7, 2007 6:42am CST
I know that making a mosaic is a very clever thing to do and that the best ones take hours of painstaking work, and I also think the very ancient ones are a wonder that they were put together in the way that they were. What I can not understand is the current fashion to take a perfectly beautiful picture and turn it into a mosaic. Anyone like to do this, or understand why people prefer a picture in pieces as opposed to the original whole?
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@rainbow (6763)
7 Feb 07
I tried making a mosaic last year and it's harder than you think, we had to cut the tiles ourselves resulting in cut fingers, dodgy tiles etc. I did enjoy it and if I could get ready cut tiles quite cheaply would do it again.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
8 Feb 07
oh dear, I am not keen on cut fingers. Do they make ready cut tiles for this? I suppose the craft shops may do? What was the theme of the mosaic you made last year?
@chellicks (904)
• Philippines
7 Feb 07
there's nothing wrong with mosaic i'd rather do it. it's an art, that's how true art is treated lot of work and lot of times to make it really beautiful.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
7 Feb 07
Thank you for that. Have you made any mosaics youself, and what were the subjects of the mosaics. Were they difficult?
@marlyse (1056)
• Switzerland
7 Feb 07
i am not very talented in doing things with my hands, but the mosaics i enjoy and im successfull lol i enjoy them, because i like history, so i try to do some of them who have a history background. then i forget the time and live in this Aera. does it make sense to you? lol
@shelagh77 (3643)
8 Feb 07
Yes, Marlyse, it makes a lot of sense to me. I am glad it is something you can enjoy to do and maybe willow would like a few tips for her next venture? I was fascinated by the mosaic which is preserved at Lullingstone Villa in Kent (Roman times) but I can not see why anyone would want to take a perfectly nice modern picture and turn it into a mosaic. Maybe my brain needs to expand a little to understand the concept, I don't know?
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@shelagh77 (3643)
8 Feb 07
oooooops I meant rainbow might appreciate some help! I don't know where I got willow from, sorry rainbow!
@marlyse (1056)
• Switzerland
8 Feb 07
lol i can give my son who did the cutting and all this stuff for me. hmmmm maybe because its in our Gens to destroy first (what my son did with his lil cars) and to redo it altogether?
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
8 Feb 07
know way would I do that to a perfest pic but I do like to do puzzles then paste them together to make a picture and hang it up
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@shelagh77 (3643)
9 Feb 07
That is a lovely way to make pictures and pass your time and relax all in one, thank you for that!