Here's one of her Mosaic creations that I just love.:
This is a handmade mosaic made from cut vintage fine bone china plates and is a precious piece of art.
|Window Pane Mosaic|
"I hand cut each piece of fine Bone china plates, stained glass and mirror. I do not break it by stomping on them or hitting them with a hammer. I use special nippers and glass cutters for cutting the bone china plates/stained glass into precise small pieces."
Ha! I guess I would imagine that she threw the china off the balcony of her apartment to break into pieces or used the stomping or hammer routine.
She has been busy - here's a few of her new listings on Artfire:
|Wash Board Wall Art Wall Hanging|
Here is what Monika says about this piece:
"Primed and painted, distressed - I covered this wash board with a cut china plate rim Mosaic, also using the center piece focal from another china pattern.
Grouted in an Antique White grout, finished edges with a gimp boarder and pink pearls, gives it this charming look of times gone by. Handmade clay roses tucked in the upper left corner to give this wall art hanging the special touch."
|Violin Mosaic Wall Hanging|
And this one is beautiful! "This violin is meticulously mosaic-ed with the most beautiful, hand cut china plate rim mosaic tiles. Cascading lush blooms and roses on some of my favorite vintage bone china/porcelain dinner and breakfast plates were cut into a very beautiful mosaic tesserae to cover this violin; mosaic tiles from Royal Albert and more.
The hour glass "waist line" on this violin is embellished with stained glass tile. The violin is filled in with white, pink and pale pink stained Glass tiles.
All china plates used here are in very subtle shades. The strings on this beautiful art piece are a set of pink pearls. The tail piece is accented with handmade clay roses and light green leafs. A vintage rhinestone brooch, usually found on sweaters accents the tail. A pink and white cameo sits at the scroll
This is a gift that everyone likes to receive, music lover and others alike."
So if you have been wondering where to find Monika and would like to contact her - you will have to do so through her Artfire shop Visit http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/Myeuropeantouch to see her other beautiful creations and while there take a look at her Artfire blog post that shows the process that goes into creating her masterpieces. It's very interesting.