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Mosaic Mirror for Palo Santo Cafe - before the earthquake...

Mosaic Mirror for Palo Santo Cafe – before the earthquake…

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” Looking outside ourselves for our lives to change is like looking into a mirror and waiting for the mirror to make the first move” – Christen Lynn – Sourcing the Life you Love…

Pairing art with mirrors is a fun and rewarding way to inject personality into your home and gardens.  When Barbara and I painted signs for the trails,  the entire process was fun, from discussing possible names for different areas to tossing around ideas for signs.

We had ideas for many more signs, but we were far from the nearest Playamart and scrap pieces of wood for more signs!

Water is the mirror of nature...

Water is the mirror of nature… St. Francis of Assisi

Painted by Barbara!

Painted by Barbara!

Mirror design doesn’t have to be whimsical.   After studying the ceramic designs in the bathroom, I added this border to the mirror. (below)

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Mirror mirror on the wall…

Tromp l'oeil design... Which is real and which is paint?

Tromp l’oeil design… Which is real and which is paint?

The above mirror frame was painted last year when I visited Jim and Julie at their property where I am now living. Not only does the mirror enhance the bathroom area, but I am also transported via memories to our time together.  Julie is still in the hospital in Nebraska and will see this post.  (Hi Julie!  Get well Pronto!)

The following photos represent diverse options for using mirrors in your home and gardens. Enjoy!

 

Many people contributed to Sarah Dettman’s Urcuqui project.  The future customers to the cafe, due to open in a few months, will step into a fantasy world when they stop by for lunch and/or coffee!

Urcuqui Cafe project for Sarah Dettman -

Urcuqui Cafe project for Sarah Dettman –

Every so often I spend hours and hours on a painted mosaic design.  This mosaic surrounds a petite mirror.

In progress - Mosaic Mirror

In progress – Mosaic Mirror

Mirror mirror on the wall!

Mirror mirror on the wall!

Details! Now that the floor is finished, the mirrors await my attention~

More mirror frames….

zeebra mirror AUDREY Y BILL'S HOUSE la jabilla

Heliconias often find their way from the gardens into my paintings!

Heliconias often find their way from the gardens into my paintings!

Tropical Foliage/Mirror - Acrylic

Tropical Foliage/Mirror – Acrylic

It's a little hostal for duendes and fairies!  It's free if they watch over the house and gardens!

It’s a little hostal for duendes and fairies! It’s free if they watch over the house and gardens!  (Friends tell me that Casa Loca is OK…)

There are many more, but I cannot get the search option to retrieve the files!  Does anyone else have trouble finding old files in WP photo archives?

Which mirror did you like most?  Thanks as always!   Z

 

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