If you have to spend long hours at a computer, synchronicity surfing is a fantastic way to take a break, get to see new places, new paradigms, meet new people and find lovely pieces of art as souvenirs. I find I’m never more than a few clicks away from an Etsy shop or someone’s hand-crafted goods.
Those sudden finds while we’re relaxed and following links from one site to another can often be signposts sent by the universe about our personal style, a vital part of finding our unique ‘voice’.
I’ve always loved mosaics, but had forgotten just how much. While visiting a newcomer to our blog the other day, I found these beautiful mosaics in the Flikr stream of Diana Maus . I’m usually drawn to those made from small pieces of ceramics, but I found these bead creations captivating. If you’re looking for inspiration for Mother’s Day, you could check out Diana’s Etsy shop.
Mosaics symbolise the art we can create when we decide to make something beautiful and new from all the pieces of our lives.
If you were to close your eyes and visualise a mosaic of your life, what would all the important pieces of your past and present be? The patterns? The places and people that have meant the most? The heroes who turned your life around? The gems and jewels? What would be the colour palette? Which symbols would represent recurring themes in your life? Which creatures or elements of nature?
Have a look around your home and your wardrobes, your jewellery box and the view outside your windows. Does it represent the mosaic you visualised a moment ago? What kind of mosaic would an artist like Diana make of the life she sees there today?