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MosaicBlues featured in Redfin’s blog

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Check out the recent Redfin blog post Mosaicblues is featured in: 22 Gorgeous and unique Tile ideas to brighten up your Home Interior design fans will know that no matter how trends come and go, tiles and mosaics remain top versatile decor elements that can breathe life and joy into…
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Europa

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Europa and the Bull, another one of Zeus’ love story “Zeus saw her, fell in love with her, and seduced her” is a pretty standard summary of many stories of Greek mythology and without Zeus love stories, ancient artists would have had a hard time finding inspiration… Some of Zeus’…
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Moving a mosaic studio

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After quite some troubles, I have finally managed to get my stuff ready for moving back to Europe How do you move a mosaic studio ? You pack all you can into a shipping container and ship it ! Front of the container Yeah, sure… There is no easy way.…
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Muses Mosaics

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Muses mosaics were appreciated by Roman patricians In Greek mythology the Muses were the goddesses of the inspiration of literature, science, and arts. They were considered the source of the knowledge embodied in the poetry, song-lyrics, and myths that were related orally for centuries in these ancient cultures. Later adopted…
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Unemployed

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An unemployed mosaicist I have been mosaically unemployed for a year… In January 2020, I flew back to Alabama from France. I had just learned I was going to be a grandfather in August ! This grand child was going to be the first of his or her generation. 2020…
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Close up of cone mosaic_Uruk, Mesopotamia

Cone mosaics

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Cone mosaics are the oldest known mosaics in the world They were used in Southern Mesopotamia (present day Iraq) to decorate monumental raw mud-brick Palaces and Temples built between 3500 and 3000 BC. Baked clay cones for tesserae,  plaster as thinset. Cone mosaics were built with small cones made of…
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