My world is black and white

Posted: March 13, 2017 in Mosaic Work Update
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I’ve always had an attraction to black and white, in all areas, fashion – art – photos – movies – pets.

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A few years ago my Mom bought me this Stephen Huneck print because of my strong attraction to black and/or black and white animals.  Nearly all of my pets growing up (and currently too) fit this color pallet.

My wardrobe is chock full of  “calypso black” and “carnival grey” as the husband jokingly likes to call it.  Goes great with my Morticia-like white skin.

**side secret – I actually love colorful clothes, but inherited a dribble tendency from my Dad and Grandmom.  Darker clothes help conceal a wayward dribble – if I wore light colors, you’d be more likely to notice that wet spot where I tried to clean off some of my morning coffee! 😀

I didn’t blog much last year for several reasons, but one reason was that I was working out a few new creative directions and wrangling with some technical problems they were bringing up.  A lot of those problems have been resolved and I’m getting started now on building some mosaics.

Choosing the color pallet for the new mosaics was one of the first steps.  While I do love the shimmer and bling of colored gold smalti, my old love of black and white has won out.  Here’s one of my worktables full of the new materials that will be used in the upcoming mosaics!black-adn-white-materials I might throw in a tiny bit of color here and there just for some jazz, but maybe not.  Black and white has an elegant simplicity that is tough to beat.

So it seems 2017 will keep me in my very black and white world!  Hope you’ll continue on this year’s journey with me (can’t believe it is mid-March already!) and soon hope to show you some of the new mosaics!  😀

 

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  1. Pat macy says:

    Dont think you can beat black and white. Will look forward to what you did with it.

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  2. bklingher says:

    Hey Mercedes, Are you going to SAMA in Detroit? Love to see you there. – Beth >

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  3. Diana says:

    Hmmm, must be in the genes. I have mostly black and white dresses with an occasional pop of color. Looking forward to your new work.

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  4. Polly Price says:

    Sounds exciting and elegant, Mercedes. I’ll be watching!

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  5. jean-marc nantais says:

    Black and white : classic, timeless and dramatic. Always a good color mix.

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