Between a crazy last week, and canning my harvest this week, I totally missed my Friday featured artist....and now it's Monday. Opps. Mybad.
My featured artist is one of my favorite people, Monkia from My European Touch.
I first "met" Monkia years ago on Etsy when I fell in love with one of her mosaic-ed violins. It was amazing! And Monika's talent with mosaic just gets better with time. Let's see what new in her Handmade Artist shop.
Monika has created works of art on almost anything you can think of...and cake domes are her latest wonders. I have seen many of these disappear (sold) soon after she lists them, so if you love this, don't wait!
Monika started "playing" with mosaics when she was just a little girl in Germany, and her keen eye and gentle touch just keeps getting better and better. (She's only a little older now). :0)
I like the swirls of color on this photo frame. So modern feeling, yet simply shabby. And that cameo in the corner is just perfect.
I got to meet Monkia in person last fall during our trip to Florida. She is such a sweetheart...a kindred spirit. I wrote all about our visit, with pictures.
Now here is what attracted me to Monika the first time I saw it...
No, this is not the same one from years ago, but isn't this violin BEAUTIMUS?
Such patience, and talent! Amazing!
Monika also draws, and paints, and sews, but I am just in love with her mosaics.
You can find MyEuropeanTouch at all these places...