Thursday, May 20, 2010
~~ Tile Inspiration ~~
1) Briefly describe what you make:
2) What mediums do you enjoy working with?
I truly enjoy color, and highlighting memorable information with harmonizing images, pleases me. I also love the subtle “cottage” and “green” themes suggested by use of the humble tile as a work of art… My choice of tiles as an art medium came about originally because I had a large, partially used box of ceramic tiles that needed “re-imagining” to avoid being tossed into a landfill!
…My daughter uses a bright trio of fruit—two lemons and a pear—hung diagonally above her kitchen sink.
…One customer orders a “birth announcement” tile whenever a grandchild is born, to hang in her family room. Quite the conversation piece, she says!
…Use as décor on a wall in any room in the house, or place on any tabletop where furniture needs protection from glasses, candles, or vases.
…In an outdoor living space, they are durable, and add color, function, and civility.
…With a family name or house number inscribed, they can adorn a doorway.
…When special ordered (without cork on the back), they could even be carefully grouted into place as a backsplash. Several of them together can be painted as a large mural.
…In a child’s room, they can illustrate a child’s name or cute, made-up word. Even a footprint can be sent in and transformed into a tile.