Sometimes, ladies and gentlemen, my ambition gets the better of me.   I’ve always wanted to make a mosaic of a red-browed finch.  I tried, but it did not go well.  Perhaps I’m being too much of a perfectionist.  The finished product is a bit ragged because I de-constructed it a couple of times in a manner that was a touch violent.  Still, I got control of myself and made what repairs I could. 

Perhaps the person for whom I made it (Brian), won’t mind rescuing it?  He can re-wild it with his other birds, maybe have a chat to it every now and then, so it doesn’t feel too forlorn.

red browed finch

I think I will stick to a subject that is a little easier next time.  Yep, that’s what I will do.  Get real, as they say.  Here’s the model.  I really was asking for it.

Hidden Treasure, 2019 ©Reflections Of An Untidy Mind (TL)

Just remember, ladies and gentlemen, that every project is a learning experience.  They don’t all have to be masterpieces.

Kind Regards.

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46 thoughts on “Take A Walk On The Re-Wild Side

  1. Tracy you are amazing! I think the artist is always the biggest critic of their own work. I love this mosaic and what else I have seen of your work! Do you have an artist website?

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    1. 🙂 🙂 Thank you, Heather. No, I don’t have an artist website. They are for selling (as in talking up) the creations. I prefer this eclectic one because it is more about the triumphs and tribulations of the work, which is more my scene, heehee. If you go to my About page, and click on the “Art” category, my art work should (emphasis on should) be found there. 🙂

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  2. To me, a non-mosaicist, your rendering is fabulous, Tracy. I do understand the challenge between what’s in our minds eye and what actually happens, and I think this is great. I imagine Brian will love it.

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  3. I really like the work Tracy. Artists always see their own creations with the most critical eye, and you had a model/image you were working to. But if you take that away, the piece stands up very well for sheer beauty.

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    1. Glad you like it, Brian.
      I will go buy some tile sealant this week. My old tile sealant is unusable. Then send them both off to you next week. You will become friends, I’m sure, and I will come and visit them one day. If they get trapped in a bushfire, save yourself first. 🙂

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  4. When I saw the photo of the actual bird, I was incredulous at the size of those red brows! It is such an unlikely looking creature but your mosaic is just right. And the photo is front on. As a would-be artist, I find that challenging. So I think you have done an incredibly accurate and beautiful job. Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you. You’re right. I can’t recall making a bird mosaic with its face front on. For obvious reasons. 🙂 They are tiny and its face on the mosaic was less than 2sq cm. Hard to fit detail into a space that size, so the grass seed had to go. It still has attitude though. I never learn from these experiences, lol.


      1. We are always limited AND liberated by the medium we work in. There’s that moment when we have to accept their imperatives. I like to really change the medium I’m working in when I get too “exact” in my painting. 🙂

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  5. I think you set yourself a very difficult task for this project. It’s something I would not have had the courage to do especially with all those tiny pieces. The result is splendid.

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  6. Artistic license is our birthright, right Tracy! I know everyone has said but it needs repeating…your mosaic work is awesome. ❤️ If I were staying nearby, I would have asked you, nay pleaded with you on bended knees to make one for me! For now, I will console myself with the pics you share.
    Thanks for joining in. 🙂

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