She’s so cute, I can barely stand it!
Here is the finished piece…. And the hand prints, after they got fired!
I just finished creating the border for the conch shell mosaic! Just like the shell, its on mesh, broken up into 4 separate pieces. All that’s left now is installation! I can’t wait! I’ll be sure to post a picture of the finished bathroom so you can see how it all comes together.
After visiting the Getty Villa: Stories in Stone Exhibit featuring masterpieces from the National Museums of Tunisia, with my dear friend Jane Ann Stewart (The brilliant and fantastic production designer from such films as Sideways, Election, & The Family Stone), we decided to create a small and simple mosaic in this style and technique for her bathroom.
Many of those ancient mosaics were of objects and creatures from the natural world, and Jane has a special connection with conch shells (every since she was a little girl), so that’s what I am making for her.
Here is the shell on mesh. I am waiting on some special blue tiles, on back order, that I will incorporate into the background and boarder. We want the blue to connect with the blue in her swimming pool, since this bathroom is just off the pool.
Stay tuned for updates as I complete the piece and install it into her lovely new bathroom!
Check out what I found at cnn.com about the auction.
LOS ANGELES, California (AP) — Heavy metal fans aren’t usually seen making bids at high-end auctions, but they turned out in numbers to snatch up a coat with embroidered bats, sneakers with skulls on them and other items put up for sale by Ozzy Osbourne.“We had Ozzy fans bidding against these sophisticated fine art buyers, which you don’t see every day,” said Darren Julien, whose company, Julien’s Auctions, ran the charity sale Friday and Saturday. “For the most part the metalheads were outbidding the art crowd.”
Bidders came from as far as Germany to try to buy belongings from the Beverly Hills mansion formerly owned by the rocker and former star of “The Osbournes” reality show
The auction brought in $800,000 — more than twice the amount Julien predicted. All proceeds from the sale go to The Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Tiffany gives the basic steps on how to make a Sassy Girl Mosaic.
Read more about the Sassy Girl Mosaic Wall Hanging on the HGTV page tor Tiffany’s episode of “That’s Clever!”
Here’s the Ebay listing. Go ahead place your bid:
OSBOURNE: A TIFFANY MILLER CERAMIC MOSAIC TILE PLAQUE
Featuring a portrait of Ozzy and Sharon. Mounted on painted wooden support. Signed by Tiffany Miller on reverse. 24 by 8 inches
To order your fully-illustrated color catalogue featuring more than 500 lots of memorabilia, jewelry, costumes, paintings, furniture and decorative works of art from the Osbourne’s Gothic style home in Beverly Hills, their Shabby Chic Malibu home and their Buckinghamshire mansion in England for $50.00 please email email@example.com or call 310-836-1818. A portion of the proceeds being donated to benefit The Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Founded by Sharon to improve the lives of cancer patients and their loved ones, the Foundation provides at-home help, childcare, transportation, access to support groups and patient care services offered within Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. This high quality catalogue features full color images of all lots in this sale along with descriptions and quotes from Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne. A limited number of catalogues have been printed for this auction.
In case you missed it, I’ve also been featured in In Touch Magazine and the front page of the LA Times Style section!
The news has now broken on MTV! Here’s part of what they said:
Later this month, Julien’s Auctions, an auction house that specializes in high-profile celebrity and entertainment auctions, will be taking over the Gibson Guitar Showroom in Beverly Hills, California, filling the space with more than 500 items from the “Osbourne Collection,” a veritable treasure trove of Ozzy Osbourne memorabilia that’s sure to attract followers of the self-proclaimed Prince of Darkness, as well as fans of the Osbournes’ eponymous reality-television series.
Read more from MTV
Here’s a link to a pic
So strange things happen. . . We are starting the redesign of the new site when the news breaks about Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne’s Auction to benefit colon research. Suddenly the “Sassy Couple” Mosaic that they commissioned from me is on the auction block.
Check out this link
and this one
This is from the UK MSN site:
Are you a fan of the Osbournes? Ever wanted to buy yourself a little piece of Sharon or Ozzy? Well now you can! The Osbourne family is auctioning off 500 items from their Beverly Hills and Buckinghamshire homes, including gothic furniture, items of clothing and one-off collectables. Goodies up for grabs include Ozzy’s leather trousers, Sharon’s wigs and jewellery, beds that once belonged to Kelly and Jack, and the quad bike that Ozzy fell off in 2003, sustaining serious injuries. Check out the gallery for what’s on offer – the live auction takes place on November 30 at juliensauctions.com.