Monday, 2 February 2009

Seaweed Mosaic

Inspired by the beauty of seaweed and the natural patterns of nature

1. Crazy Hair Day 2. Chartreuse Etched Enamel Pendant 3. Seaweed Press 4. Zonaria Farlowia - Clara's Bell 5. Colpomenia Peregrina - Oyster Thief 6. Weed 7. More Strange Seaweed Textiles 8. Tinted Child As The Tide Comes In 9. Gorumna Seaweed 10. Seaweed 2 11. Sleepy Mermaid 12. Sea Lettuce - Clara's Bell13. I Dream In Chordaria 14. Backlit Seaweed 15. William Morris Seaweed 16. White Seaweed

Thank you to everyone for letting me use your beautiful photos


Clevelandgirlie said...

I so love your mosaics. I look at them all the time. I was just going to ask you if they were your photos, but I see others allow you to utilize them. Do you ask permission, or is it automatic because they are on Flickr, or whatever? This is a beautiful, interesting and inspirational element that I would like to add every now and then to my blog.


Hi Clevelandgirlie, Thank you so much for your lovely comments and following my blog!

Mosaics are loads of fun to make but very time consuming

I ask permission first before using anyone's photos on flickr. It is more time consuming making mosaics using others' photos, emailing asking permission and doing all the links so lately, I've been using more of my own photos. However, for this mosaic I knew exactly how I wanted it to look and so I felt it was worth the time making it!

I am pleased with it and find it very inspiring! I'm glad you like it!

Judy Scott said...

ok Im insprired ~ I love all the wonderful images you've found, Judy x

konnykards .. Musings of a Senior Citizen said...

Thanks for collecting another great assortment of photos to inspire us.
I'm lazy, just do mosaics by the click click method from my own pics so the results are not very interesting! Connie.

Hens Teeth said...

An inspiring collection!


Thank you to you all for your comments - I'm glad you find it inspiring too!

Julie said...

I'm glad Clevelandgirlie asked the question. I was curious too. Beautiful mosaic.


Mostly, I use my own pictures for mosaics. If I've used other people's pictures then I link to their original photo on flickr and give them credit for the picture. I email and ask permission first before using their pictures, although I'm not entirely sure what other flickr members do and I'm sure a lot of people don't ask first, but I think it's only fair and polite to!

Most people consider it a compliment when their pictures are used but there is always the exception now and again - folk can be so funny - so I always ask!

If I haven't linked/credited then you know its my own picture eg. in the blue mosaic I used all my own photos except for one image - "blue mussels". My best friend took this when she stayed with me last summer and kindly let me use it!

Hope this helps!