Bottlemania! / by Jacqueline Iskander Mosaics

(2017) Purple and Silver Bottle 14" x 4.25" | 36 cm x 11 cm. Mirror and Van Gogh glass.

Just one more post for the day! As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I decided to spend some time mosaicking a few bottles that I have collected over the years. I may move on from there and take care of a few other decorative items that I have acquired. 

I just finished this bottle a few days ago, using a nicely shaped Italian Pinot Grigio bottle—the pinot was delicious, by the way.

The palette is not a fave of mine; I chose it in an effort to force myself to try something that I would normally not choose. Purple is okay, but purple and silver does not do a lot for me; the contrast is so strong.

However, the palette did grow a bit on me over time. I do like the shape of the bottle, and the overall pattern, and plan on another go at another of the same type of bottle that I have—and the pinot was still delicious.

Meanwhile, I've started another bottle, with a different palette that is more pleasing to me, and one that I have not done before. The bottle is from a Franciacorta—an Italian sparkling wine made in the traditional champagne method (not Prosecco)—which I found by chance last fall. It is not easy to find such a sparkler here in Oklahoma. The bottle has a nice shape to it.

I've got several more bottles that I plan to mosaic. I may not be ready to tackle some fine art until the second half of the year. Too bad. So sad.