IMA's Weekly Mosaic Workout Challenge

Institute of Mosaic Art's Weekly Mosaic Workout Challenge. We are challenging ourselves, and whoever wants to join us, to make a mosaic every week from June 6th to November 6th, 2014. 

Guest Prompt! The Swept Floor

Week 16 - The Swept Floor

Brought to you by: Margo Anton

Margo Anton is our mosaic celebrity prompter this week.  For those of you who missed it, Margo inspired the Weekly Mosaic Workout with her very ambitious and very successful Mosaic-a-Day project.  Though I sound like a broken record, Margo is yet another multi-talented artist/teacher! She has been making fine art mosaics for over a decade. There's lots of beautiful work (and inspiration) on her site, Minerva Mosaics.


“The Swept Floor”

As a mosaic artist, I HATE throwing things away. About 50 pieces into my “Mosaic a Day” project, I challenged myself to create a project entirely from my floor sweepings of the previous 50 days.  While you may not have enough material on your floor to complete a small mosaic, chances are you have a leftovers jar.  I don’t know a mosaic artist who doesn’t save those bits for a rainy day.  So go get that jar, bucket, or a broom.  Got your materials?  Now here are the rules:

1. You can only use material leftover from previous projects, preferably absolute scrap. No raiding those perfectly cut pieces that you reorganized and are saving because you processed FAR too much material.

2. You may not re cut any of this scrap material.  It has to be used in it’s “discarded” yet somehow saved form.