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I have changed the colour of the eye. Whadda reckon now?unspamSend instant messages to your online friends
21st Jun 2006, 20:28   | tags:

Twiglet says:

Can't make up my mind which one I prefer...

21st Jun 2006, 20:30

FilbertFox says:

i dont know! I didn't like the browns in the first 'eye' , but i liked the eye effect, which is lost here. I might try adding a ring of white. And i liked the way it didn't match the other sections

21st Jun 2006, 20:39

Dhamaka says:

I like this one much more

21st Jun 2006, 20:47

FilbertFox says:

I was thinking of a dark grout, i thought it might make the beach washed glass stand out better. What do people think?

21st Jun 2006, 20:55

DeanDare says:

Extremely cool

21st Jun 2006, 21:05

paintist says:

ok ...i liked the other one, but i can see this one has a better 'rythm' to it... it flows better.....your beach glass would still stand out if you used white grout, it would just be a bit more subtle, both dark and light have their benefits.. it really is very nice FF

21st Jun 2006, 21:34

Viv says:

worth trying the white
but I prefer - I didn't like the brown - you did have colours from other sections in there too........

21st Jun 2006, 23:56

JokerXL says:

This one!
's great, give it me.

22nd Jun 2006, 10:49

Dhamaka says:

dark grout for me..

22nd Jun 2006, 11:05

Ashlea says:

This one looks much better, the swirl stands out more and the whole thing is more 'together' and not quite so...disjointed. And while disjointed art is great, it doesn't quite work with mosaics because they're too busy.

22nd Jun 2006, 12:19

factotum says:

They're both good, but I think I like this version more because there is more movement. The spiral turns counterclockwise and the background starts to move clockwise. I find the straight edge between the blue and the green sections at the top is too abrupt though. It stops the flow. The straight line even continues inside the spiral with those two aligned blue tile. Can you curve or soften it a bit?
The beach stones are easier to see in this photo, and I like the effect. It makes me inclined to a dark grout to make them stand out even more. But Paintist is probably right about the subtlety of white.

22nd Jun 2006, 13:04

FilbertFox says:

Factotum - i hadn't noticed that, you are right, it needs to be softer. Will sort that tomorrow. Thanks

22nd Jun 2006, 22:21

bronxelf says:

I like this one more, because there's less focal competition. I also think the colours are a better fit.

22nd Jun 2006, 23:24

Poppet says:

Those glass pebbles you can get would look nice too

23rd Jun 2006, 14:39

I agree with BElf. I prefer this one. I think it's more striking.

23rd Jun 2006, 19:52

FilbertFox says:

I am now trying to find a suitable base to stick it on. I want it to go on the garden wall. I will go with this colour scheme, but still un sure about the purple section. Thanks for your comments chaps and chapesses

24th Jun 2006, 09:59

ouch says:

The story goes we have a real mosaic under the drive as the house is built on the site of a Roman villa. When we moved in the neighbours asked asked not to get "Time Team" in.

25th Jun 2006, 13:40

paintist says:

ahhhh but you have just warned us...

FF couldn you use the tray that you have practised on, it would make a good base?

25th Jun 2006, 13:41

ouch says:

I know (it crossed my mind as a typed) but this one is actually true :)

In the end, apart from digging it up and saying "oooh look", I am not sure what we would do. We could charge people on "The Test Way", which passes the end of the drive, (also true, jeez I am in trouble now... or am I) for tea, scones a look at our Roman Mosaic but I just can't be arsed (bit of a theme today).

25th Jun 2006, 13:45

FilbertFox says:

Paintist, it is actually a saucer for a large plant pot, old plastic and cracked....hang on that could be me i am talking about. Have just bought some external quality plywood, i now need to have fun with a jigsaw and try to get a circle!

Ouch - are you telling us porkies again? I hope not its too nice a story, please get in time team i want to me Baldrick

25th Jun 2006, 15:00

paintist says:

dont worry ouch footer is on soon!

25th Jun 2006, 15:04

FilbertFox says:

yay for more footie

25th Jun 2006, 15:06

ouch says:

It is a true one (my made up ones are bizarre rather than just unlikely). For the record: The German did not exist, and the mole hill bit was planned but we thought better of it... I should have a symbol for fiction...

I have just put several tons of gravel on the drive so excavation will have to wait until the gravel fairies have slowly removed it (about three years last time).

Better go and take some beta blockers before the match (contained in Lager I am told).

Its been a fun morning (and early afternoon) on moblog uk, missed you all after period of intense work :)


25th Jun 2006, 15:18

FilbertFox says:

i am dreading the match, i get sooooo tense

25th Jun 2006, 15:46

Big Sis says:

Would you make me one for my garden please ????

27th Jun 2006, 13:46

FilbertFox says:

Big Sis - now you know what the plan is for pressies this year. You can even choose your own design.

29th Jun 2006, 09:35

mum says:

I like the other one best.Much more artistic.This one is a bit ordinary and you don't do ordinary.

1st Jul 2006, 22:55