Piece by Piece

We’re a thousand miles from comfort, we have traveled land and sea
But as long as you are with me, there’s no place I’d rather be…

The Purple Frog thinks that’s one feeling worth living for and the other is what Geeta Cooper feels about her love for Mosaic.

“Unlimited choices in scale, texture, reflection and spacing keep my mind racing at different levels all at once. It is engrossing, time consuming, challenging and intense, but I would not give it up for anything in the world.”

Here’s Geeta Cooper of The Mosaic Hut

Discovered this art in 2002. A self-taught skill mastered with a lot of practice and now with an impressive portfolio of designs and products.

The Purple Frog| The Mosaic Hut

She Tells

For me being an artist is who and what I am, but who I never thought I would become.

The ancient art of Mosaic has been used for thousands of years to decorate places of worship, from Roman temples to Byzantine Cathedrals and Persian mosques. Today mosaics are ubiquitous, and as beautiful and can be seen in parks, museums, hotels and homes.

Mosaics can be described as the art of decorating surfaces with designs made up of small, closely placed pieces of hard material such as tile, stone or glass.

The Purple Frog | The Mosaic Hut

Design Ideas

Inspired from my everyday life experiences; the things I see or do, the people I interact with and the places I visit…

Putting together bits of color and texture, tesserae (pieces of tile mirror, glass or similar materials) to assemble each piece requires adept skill and time. I assemble my work piece by piece, building a world to get lost in or even found in.

Find Her

www.facebook.com/TheMosaicHut

She can create almost any design…

The Purple Frog|The Mosaic Hut

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Handle With Care

Those who MAKE have a responsibility. We have to develop considerate habits. It is very hard. However, if we can train ourselves to think that it’s a blessing to actually get resources for what we have just imagined, it’s a good start.

So the mantra

Handle with Care. The benefit of following or the loss of not following doesn’t show immediately for us to even realize what’s going wrong.

If resources could talk

Sugar will tell you, don’t burn me, even I can taste bitter. Lol. But burn me right, and I’m silky caramel…Add cream and chocolate and baby, I’m your brownie!

So it’s not for sugar to tell you what went or goes into its making. Its job is to add sweetness to your world because you have a sweet tooth. You have to know and maintain that balance because you have chosen sugar to be your resource. And it did come to you in its sweetest form!

So MAKERS, care. Care Enough.

Thing This Time

Burlap with a Heart of Gold

Jute burlap is a nature-friendly fabric. Was simply looking for material substitutes, when this fabric appeared in a picture.

Tried looking up Pinterest for an idea and the raw, rugged, rough burlap was present everywhere in its metrosexual form with a lot of white lace and white paint.

It’s not that lace is not loved here. The Purple Frog loves lace. In fact, its second name can be lace. Lol.  But, something that retains jute burlap’s individuality, its raw charm.

Never mind the limited sewing skills and the lack of a sewing machine.

Here is burlap with a heart of gold. Any Pocahontas will love to don it. And that’s where burlap belongs. Lol.

The Purple Frog | Jute Burlap DIY

P.S. The sugar example happened because in the background Rachel Allen was melting dark chocolate and white chocolate and sugar on top of savoury butter croissants. Yummmm.

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The Unavoidable Subject

It’s always surprising. When men get together, they engage in PlayStation or talking about the arrival of the new XBOX. When women get together, they engage in discussing feelings.

In a chance encounter, The Purple Frog happened to overhear two lovely women – sold to the most sold concept, second only to religion, LOVE.

One knew all about it to the extent that she could confidently comment about the love of others and the second one was finding it hard to even appreciate one quality in a man, forget LOVE.

Well, let me clear, The Purple Frog knows nothing about LOVE at all. The failed attempts at understanding it have been…hmmm…TUMULTUOUS.  It’s a black hole it has been trying to avoid. It prefers to hang out with the ignorant male of its species to avoid the mention of the word and strange occurrences.

So This Post…

It is only a recollection of a discussion of the two hot ladies who were quite disappointed with men from the north of our country and women who do not live up to the expectations of love.

Unfortunately, they were harsh on both. And harshness is not a great turn on for The Purple Frog. Its voice chokes and mind becomes numb. Yet, it tried holding on. We were sharing a table.

Objections…

Men from the north seemed to like bigger assets in women and state it openly with bold gestures which the ladies found offending. Women who fall in and out of LOVE didn’t find much approval either. These Men are talking absurd, looking for young virgins all over the world. These kinda women are confusing the men of the world, are not getting signals, are getting sentimental too much, too soon or not at all and what not.

Intervention to understand the two kinds of people being objected to was not of much use. The hot ladies were not ready to cool down.

Lessons of the Day

Knowledge about love and life by a certain age is a must for a woman. And showing no signs of your raw desires in front of women is a must for men, especially from the north.

In case, you are the one who falls short of being perfect in the eyes of perfection, either pretend or dig a burrow like The Purple Frog and pray for the heavy downpour to stop.

Even then, don’t come out till you find someone imperfect to share your table with. Lol.

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