This week's victim is Monika of My European Touch. She was born in Germany and came here, Yays! She now lives in the Orange State, in Jacksonville, She's a bit closer to the ocean than to Disney though. She's a life long crafter. Her work shows it too.
She does tessarae, which is a type of mosaic work. Most Tesserae work can be seen in ancient Rome, and and the Eastern Part of the Roman Empire, like Byzantium, or whatever it's called these days...
This beautiful piece is in the Hagia Sophia, a Hang out for the Greek Orthodox Patriarch, then a Mosque and now a museum.
Our clever teammate uses vintage and new china and porcelain plates in her designs...Hades, I can destroy Correlle and Melmac dishes, so I strongly avoid anything that I can break by looking at it. hehe
She calls her goodies, Shabby Chic, but I don't see a danged thing shabby about any of it.
Isn't this gorgeous?!
I LOVE this one too! It's made from a REAL violin too! Of course you can't play it, but wouldn't it just be nice hanging in your bedroom or music room or conservatory?
I've actually TRIED doing mosiac tiling stuff...I don't have the patience for it. But I commend anyone who does.
She also has some Vintage Goodies, like Cut Glass Decanters and Upcycled Dress Hangers.
I also think these are awesome items too.
Nancy Kerrigan would be pleased to see these hanging in her room next to her last Gold. I used to ice skate...I was NEVER good at it, more like this poor gal.
This is also pretty.
And it would look really nice with this in your little Cape Codder on Nantucket Island.
Right now she's having a sale in her shop, 15% off of everything.
Soo check it out!
You can find Monika here:
AND she's on HGTV!! So she's a celebrity in MY eyes. Martha can go pound sand! Monika RULES!!