Nov 13, 2011

~ blue and orange

It's that day of the week again...  Mosaic Monday!

A reader recently asked me, "How do you come up with ideas for your mosaics? 

To answer this question, let's walk through an example of just how a mosaic becomes a reality in my world...

First, while browsing images on Pinterest, I found this image... It stayed with me, spending a fair amount of time in my brain...

Then, I took some photos at a friend's house and posted this lovely tablescape, commenting on the orange with the blue... (here)


Then, Tina at Enchanted Home got me with her Pretty Posts to Ponder where she shares her favorite posts, including this one from Stone Gable... Oh wow.



Well, it wasn't long after that before I started putting the images together in my head... 
And then, I began my search on Pinterest...

 I mean, is this little guy the cutest? Ever? 


I actually received an email from Hermes with this gorgeous image showing Norway lobsters on their beyond gorgeous china, Bleus d'Ailleurs porcelain... Stunning!

Then I basically went completely insane...

Which was fun...

And that, my friends, is how it's done.



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12 comments:

Cindy Albert said...

That is one of the prettiest "mosaics" I have ever seen. I am constantly amazed at all the creativity of my friends in blog land.

Hope you have a wonderful Monday...I'll be stopping by again.

Cindy

The enchanted home said...

Done like a pro. Blue and orange is simply stunning. Love this vibrant and beautiful combination. So happy and flattered that I was a little teeny part of that inspiration)
:)
Another gorgeous mosaic Jan!

Acquired Objects said...

Your mosaic is absolutely stunning, love the blue and orange together!

Mary Anne said...

YOU ARE AMAZING WITH YOUR MOSAICS!! STILL TRYING TO PER-FECT THEM. GREAT JOB!

mwaxter said...

What a beautiful combination. I must admit never would have though of putting the two together but what a beautiful pair.

ann chamberlain said...

Well done! Love your blogs and the may ideas you have. Keep up the good work!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fabulous mosaic! I love that cute little bird, too! Happy Monday! ♥

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I love all the blue and orange. That boat picture is so wonderful. I would love to paint it!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Beautiful combination of orange and blue. Wonderful. V

Pigtown*Design said...

i love blue and orange. i found some screen shots of a 1970's tv show with blue walls and hermes orange curtains. lush!

Sarah said...

Jan, this post is creating BIG smiles here. I love to mix blue and orange and these examples are fabulous. Love the Hermes contacted you. ;-)

palma minnich said...

LUVVV blues and oranges! I just recently finished a home filled with blues, oranges and reds!