What inspired you do create your first mosaic?
My mom, who seems to have everything, was my inspiration to get started creating mosaics. I needed an gift for Mother's Day and I didn't have any idea as to what to buy or make for her. I was wandering through the store and happened to find a box of small ceramic tiles and thought "I could make her a mosaic flower pot" ... and so it began.
Has mosaic art lead you to any other art forms/been a lead to any other passions?
I don't think mosaics have led me to any other art forms, since I haven't done anything else since starting with them, but rather other art forms led me to mosaics. I have always loved creating , whether it was painting, sewing, or just crafting in general. I have tried so many things over the years, I have lost track.
Where does your inspiration come from?
Where my inspiration comes from is tough to answer because there are so many things that influence me from a country scene to the feelings that I experience. For instance, the inspiration for the bookmarks I just created, came from my love of books.
Do you have any mosaic daydreams?...... is there one thing that you dream of being able to create someday?
Someday I would love to create a mosaic wall hanging of a deer for either my husband or my father-in-law, or maybe one for each of them. I can see exactly how I would like it to look in my mind, but I haven't built up the confidence yet to give it a try. Someday soon though!
Is being an artist your full-time job? What other jobs or hobbies consume your time?
My full-time job is being a mom. I am a stay at home mom who creates in my spare time, but my "baby" starts kindergarten this fall, so I plan to start dedicating more time to my mosaics and my tile shop.
Tell us ,briefly, about your family.
I will be married to my husband, Charlie, for 10 years this July. We have two boys, Hunter who is 8 years old and Sawyer who is 4 years old.
Do you have one or two creations that have been favorites?
My favorite mosaic is my latest "Hope" mosaic that just sold. I love the way it just seems to flow. My second favorite would be either my covered bridge or my bright floral mirror.
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