Monday, January 31, 2011

My First Mosaic Monday

I've always admired those beautiful photo Mosaics that other Bloggers have created on their sites and I SO wanted to learn to create some of my own... but how?  Thankfully this wonderful community is a generous one and with the tutorials and links others provide, those of us just getting our feet wet in Blogland can now learn all the marvelous tools and tricks of the trade to bring you even more beauty and creativity in our Posts!  I want to thank Mary of LITTLE RED HOUSE  for sharing her knowledge through a tutorial and website of BIG HUGE LABS for making Mosaics, be sure I had a lot of fun there playing and experimenting with favorite Flickr images that I love and have saved to my favorites that other talented photographers have so generously shared.  The largest photo in the Mosaic is a particular favorite... I could imagine myself living in an Artist's Studio that had an entrance like this... dilapidated elegance is something I'm strongly attracted to... I could easily live in a Ruin, or something close to it because somehow the layers of decay have a haunting beauty to them, especially when Nature begins to take over and meld with the building, as if they're becoming one.

And I'm playing with the sizing and format of my Page, so bear with me as I experiment... I like BIG Beauty and now the sizing of my photos can be enlarged so that the details can more easily be seen and we don't need a magnifying glass *wink* I know I'm gonna have a LOT of fun with this, creativity of any kind is an Artist's Dream... ENJOY!!!... Dawn... The Bohemian


  1. Oh Dawn this is soooo much better!! My old eyes thank you! Love your mosaic and new blog header too! Ok I'm off to learn...I need all the help I can get *winks* Vanna

  2. I love the colours - all things Bohemian appeal to me - so rich.

  3. great job!!! was it hard??? I would love to learn it!!
    I love all the garden green!!
    Yep!! It is one of the best I have seen!!



  4. Hi Dawn, Welcome to Mosaic Monday. You did a FABULOUS JOB on your first mosaic! Oh, how I would love to have a studio like that too... even just a room all my own would be wonderful. :)

    You said in your comment to me that you would like to find a free editing program to add texture to your photos. I think perhaps you might need Photoshop Elements for that... however, I just read a tutorial about Picnik lately... here it is, if you are interested:

    Just copy and paste the url into your browser. Hope this helps!

  5. Your blog is positively WONDERFUL! I will return:>) xo Diane

  6. Beautiful mosaic! Great job. There's so much to learn but you created a lovely Mosaic Monday post. Congratulations. And thanks for stopping by Cottage and Creek. I so appreciate it!
    Best to you,


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