Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Featured Member: GeminiMoonMosaics

1. What is your shop name?
Gemini Moon Mosaics

2. How did you first get started in your craft?

My first mosaic was made from paper. For a Communications Design class we had to design and then make a mock up of a sign for a fictitious store named “Mudworks”. I wanted my sign to be a mosaic. My mock up was made from hundreds of colored paint swatches (thank you Home Depot) cut into tiny squares and glued down on foam core board. We had to research and write about the actual process of creating the sign. I spent hours reading about mosaics and thinking I could do this! And eventually I gave it a try and loved it.

3. What inspires you?

Many of my designs are inspired by the patterns on the vintage plates I use. Most of the time I design my mirrors around a particular plate focal, piece of jewelry or even a color scheme I find on vintage fabric or wallpaper. A trip to the thrift store or a flea market is inspiration in itself. I am also very inspired by music. There is never a moment when I am in the studio that there isn't music on. 

4. What are your favorite color combinations?

It is a tie between orange, green, yellow & red, and aqua, blue & green. 

5. What is your favorite item from your shop?

I really love this one:

6. What superpower would you most like to have?

Super strength would come in handy so I could nip plates with no problems.

7. What is the first thing you remember creating?

What stands out most to me is not a drawing or craft project, but setting up my Fisher Price people and animals for a “family portrait”. They were in perfect height order and composition in front of their farm and I also added scenery I built out of these really cool blocks we had. My sister still teases me about it and jokes that even then at 5 years old, I was obsessive compulsive and arranging things in a Martha Stewart like fashion. 

8. If you could choose any era/decade to live in, when would that be? Why?

I am drawn to so many things from the 60’s. The music, fashion, home d├ęcor. I also think it would have been amazing to be part of a culture that began to stand up and question what was going on. Although there was so much turmoil, there was a generation with a voice that paved the way for change and progression. 

9. Where can we find you? (website, blog, etc.)

I have a website and a blog You can also check out my fan page on Facebook, where I offer fan only specials and giveaways too. 

1 comment:

Diana said...

I like the "Mixed Media Mosaic Collage Wall Icon Peace Sign Wall Art" too! Nice article Gemini!

Gave me a chance to go back to see your Etsy store again. Very cool stuff at your new store.

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