Retro Dish Done / by Jacqueline Iskander Mosaics

Retro Dish (2017) 20.5 l x 6.5 w x 3.5 h. Vitreous glass, mosaic gold

I had forgotten how much I enjoy decorative mosaicking! This dish was just plain fun! Well, it was a bit tricky around the hairpin-curved ends, but still so enjoyable. No, it was not a big challenge, which made it a very low-stress project.

It also felt good to finally deal with an object that I acquired so long ago. Over the years, I have acquired a few too many objects, with the intention to mosaic them—someday. Interesting liquor bottles, for example, are always tempting. I also have a few boxes, a couple of trays, and other miscellaneous items. 

It seems that I am not ready to take on making art. Making art is hard for me. It's not that I want to wimp out, but I do need to be ready, strong, and balanced enough to be able to stay in right relationship with my art-making. I may not be there yet. 

So, I've decided to spend some time doing decorative work, and make use of my inventory of objects-in-waiting. Even just the thought of this delights me. Sure, avoidance might be at play, but while I figure that out, I'll make a few beautiful things.