Ode to the Mosaic Artist

A vivid picture of the mosaic process

Honey Bee in the Garden, glass-on-glass
Honey Bee in the Garden, glass-on-glass | Source
Cow Jumped Over the Moon Part of a 7-foot mosaic entitled Deep Space
Cow Jumped Over the Moon Part of a 7-foot mosaic entitled Deep Space | Source
Spiral Galaxy Space Mosaic, stained glass, dichroic glass, pearls, crystals, vintage jewelry.  Sold.
Spiral Galaxy Space Mosaic, stained glass, dichroic glass, pearls, crystals, vintage jewelry. Sold. | Source


The mosaic artist obsesses

Over ancient processes

Tesserae scattered 


At the end of the day


Break, grind, position,

Move, nip, transition,

Fingers seek sharpness 


And smooth it away


Redistribute broken plates,


Forgotten dreams; life waits


Gain grace and peace 


In a color scheme


Indigo harmony, copper thread,


Purple dream in golden bed,


Bound with a rose 


And tangerine theme


Black gleam, fitting tight,

Overlaying midnight

Saffron, Amber,

Amethyst


Seek and find in her sleep

Dream gemstones, hers to keep

Planning the next 


Mosaic tryst


I've written several articles on Hubpages about how to get started with mosaics. Here's the first one I wrote:

http://silvahayes.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Create-Mosaic-Art-A-Guide-for-Beginners


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Seeker7 4 years ago from Fife, Scotland

What a wonderful poem and paints such a vivid picture of the artistic muse in over drive!! I really loved this poem - excellent piece of work! Voted up.


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Silva Hayes 4 years ago from Spicewood, Texas Author

Great first comment. Thank you, Seeker7. That poem is all about me; I obsess over the process.


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Liked your me poem Silva and the result of your obsession over the process too. Gotta ask though: what's a moo cow doing in Deep Space lol?


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Silva Hayes 4 years ago from Spicewood, Texas Author

Hahaha, she's jumping over the Moon!


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Hi diddle diddle the cat in the fiddle cow jumped over the moon- Yes!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

This is great! I love the way that you paint such a good picture of the process in the making of the Mosaic, wonderful! voted up! and shared, nell


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Silva Hayes 4 years ago from Spicewood, Texas Author

Wow, thanks, Nell.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Beautiful poem. Thanks for writing and share with us. Cheers, Prasetio


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Silva Hayes 4 years ago from Spicewood, Texas Author

Thanks for visiting and commenting, Prasetio.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A brilliant poem.

Eddy.


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Silva Hayes 3 years ago from Spicewood, Texas Author

Eddy, how is it that I forgot to reply to your comment? Thank you for visiting; I enjoy all your stories.

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    Silva has a technical background and is self-taught in the art of mixed media and mosaic. Her works are scattered all over the world.



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