Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Art Making A book by David Bayles and Ted Orland I read this book in the hope that it would help me relax as a creator of art and it indeed did so. There were a lot of nice thoughts in favour of continuing one’s … Continue reading Art and Fear →
I had believed to be able to manage my life just fine without getting an Aadhaar id. After all I’ve had my other id documents in place that sufficed for all requirements. A recent registration with authorities, however, necessitated the Aadhaar id so I saw no choice but go over to its main center in Gurgaon … Continue reading Getting Aadhaar in Gurgaon →
My old post on my experience of renewing my driving license seemed to help many get some answers so I’ve meant to write this one on my recent experience. When the old license is from a different city If your old licence is from Delhi, you’d need to first get an NOC from the issuing … Continue reading Renewing Driving License in Gurgaon →
My previous posts attempt to share leads to tools, tiles and adhesives used in mosaic-making but an interested learner may still be flummoxed in the face of choices and may still wonder how to go about making a mosaic. My view is to follow the approach below. Join a Mosaic Workshop If one can find … Continue reading How to Start Making Mosaics? →
Since mosaics can be made with varying media and substrates, a careful thought on adhesives becomes necessary. Some quick considerations that come to mind are these: . The intended location of the mosaic – outdoors or indoors . Weight of tesserae – ceramic tiles, glass, shells or stones . Size of mosaic – a large … Continue reading Adhesives Used in Mosaics →
After covering leads to tools and media for creating mosaics I’d like to share ideas on materials that can be mosaicked. The base that one uses to create a mosaic is called a Substrate. This base can be flat to hang on a wall or a 3D object to place indoors, outdoors or can be … Continue reading Mosaic-making: Substrate Choices →
This is a post I’ve long meant to write. As I could only find basic orientation on cutting and adhering of tiles, I felt that my further learning will come from published books, blogs and other Net resources. Even though they are wonderful in opening up a learner’s thought span, Net based features or blogs … Continue reading Instructional Mosaic Books →
Other than documenting in this blog what I’ve learned on mosaic tools and more, I’ve started a group on Facebook to encourage new mosaicists to seek inputs on their work or ask questions. There is still little orientation available to adequately learn the art of mosaics in India that I’m hoping this budding community to … Continue reading Mosaic India Group on Facebook →
If a mosaicist wishes to include ceramic tiles in her range of media, then a couple more tools become necessary to acquire. Ceramic tiles are cheaper and rugged so prove useful for outside applications. Garden paving stones, planters, walls or staircases can be more effectively mosaicked with ceramic tiles than vitreous glass alone so a … Continue reading Mosaic Media and Tools—Part 3 →
This post is for level 2 of mosaic-making. When a mosaicist finds her vitreous glass tile color palette to be limiting her designs, using stained glass along side will increase the colors available to her. Another advantage would be that stained glass would allow cutting of bigger and varied shapes for a composition which the small … Continue reading Mosaic Media and Tools–Part 2 →
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