Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Featuring Monika from My European Touch

A friend of mine, Monika, from Handmade Artists.com is a truly amazing artist. She has worked in many mediums but has found a love in Mosaic art. You can see by the pictures of her work just how talented Monika is. She is an inspiring , one of a kind artist. I am honored to know her and love sharing her beautiful one of  a kind artwork.
I really enjoyed reading Monika's profile she says it all better than I ever could.

I have been an artist all my life and worked with a lot of different mediums; been a mosaic artist for 10 years now. I specialize in doing mosaics using a style referred to as "Pique Assiette or Tesserae" This process involves transforming vintage china/porcelain plates into artistic designs that are always one of a kind and my own. About me, the Artist: Growing up in Germany shortly after WWII; watching my parents re-use, re-cycle, re-invent - my involvement in the arts developed very early at about 5 years of age. Trying to make new candles from candle stumps - melting them on my little doll cooking stove, using simple yarn for candle wicks; (almost burned the house down) clothing my dolls by sewing, crocheting, knitting and cross stitch. Creating clay vases, paint and draw in my family's home in Germany to now creating/working in my home in Florida. My interests and talents have evolved over time. Any type of art has been a constant presence in my life. After all this experimenting with my very diverse talents I have grown into and have a very addictive desire to create MOSAIC, done from precise cut/nipped vintage fine bone china/porcelain plates, paired with stained glass mosaic, vintage jewelry and other tidbits and baubles. My tools are Glass Nippers, Wheeled Cutters, Glue, Grout and Sealer; sometimes paint. I create from my thoughts, feelings and inspirations around me. I reclaim/re-invent unwanted items from various sources and breathe new life/usefulness in them, create functional, fabulous, or whimsy Mosaic Art. Never having attended a class/course for mosaic I can be called self taught. Every new piece I create is a discovery and revelation for me. I have sold many pieces of my mosaic art since I started 10 years ago. On commissioned Mosaic Art I always work with the client and involve them in "Their" Art Piece. I invite you to have a closer look at my shop, please. I do use precise cut, nipped bone china porcelain plates that otherwise would have been dispersed off and give it a new life in form of a mosaic art piece. I have sold and shipped all over the world, Hong Kong, Australia, Bahrain, Great Britain, Europe to name a few. And of course all over the United States. My items can also be seen on HGTV 

 It is so amazing to read about artists. I love Monika's story. Now lets take a look at her amazing artwork.




Aqua colored Washboard Mosaic Wall Art, handmade Mosaic and clay roses. I sanded, primed and painted a vintage wash board, so it can be loved again for another 50 years. This wash board wall art is covered with a cut china plate rim Mosaic in the hues of blues, surrounded with light blue pearl strings.

What an amazing piece of art to hang on your wall.  It would look beautiful in a country home or anywhere really.

HANDMADE LAP QUILT BABY QUILT


A beautiful gift for a mom and newborn baby. This handmade quilt is precious. It would make  a great keepsake for all. I can see sitting with your newborn baby  in a rocking chair with this lovely handmade quilt.

HAND DRAWN CHARCOAL PORTRAIT THE SOWER


I was drawn to  THE SOWER. I have a deep love for Mother Earth and gardening. This simple charcoal drawing says it all. How many of us have sown seeds in our gardens on our beautiful Mother Earth?
  Hand Drawn Charcoal Portrait,on recycled paper titled "The Sower" You will receive an Art Print of this original Charcoal hand drawn picture, the size is 8x10.
Inspired by the thought that we all depend on our good mother earth for our well being.

HANDMADE TEAPOT CENTER PIECE


This early 1900′s tea pot was not salvageable at all, Monika sanded it down, primed and painted it White. The Tea Pot speaks for itself in its beauty. It is decorated  with handmade clay roses, pearls, rhinestone bling, cameo, paper roses , Venice Lace, pearl/crystal ribbon and much more. 
This sweet little teapot would make a great discussion piece around the table with your family and friends. It is stunning and so feminine. 
 
 
 
This is an amazing violin transformation. What an amazing piece of handmade art to decorate your home.
 
As you can see Monika has many talents and this is just the start to see more you can find Monika here:
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Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out this fantastic artist.
Have a beautiful day!
Debbie
THUNDER ROSE LEATHER

11 comments:

  1. Debbie, I am very humbled, thank you so much for your kind words.
    Blessings to you, Monika

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    1. Thanks Monika! I'm happy you like your feature. Your work is really amazing.

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  2. Great post. I just luv the tea pot.

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  3. Great post! All beautiful work, but I love the wash board!

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    1. Me too! How unique! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. ahhhhh, Monika.....I love her talent and her work.
    Debbi
    -YankeeBurrow

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  5. Wonderful words for a wonderful and genuine artists.

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