"The life so short, the crafts so long to learn."
~Geoffrey Chaucer

Mosaics by Manon Doyle

Mixed-media artist, Manon Doyle, is a dreamer at heart. And, luckily for us, she turns her dreams into beautiful artwork. About her craft, she describes: "The 'artist' has always lived inside of me. As far as I can remember, I have always wanted to be an artist, and my journey in the arts led me to both my passions........ mosaics and mixed media paintings. I try to express my genuine love of color with each creation. Every piece is an extension of myself."

"Her mosaics are all created with glass. She favors glass because of the large variety of colors, and she will often mix in beads, mirror, millefiori and smalti. If creating a mirror, she will use a base like MDF board because it's lighter than other wood and it doesn't warp, (it's not for outside use however). She also uses Weldbond glue which dries extremely hard and is non-toxic. Checking her edges and grinding the sharp ones is a vital step so no one cuts themselves. When the glass is finally laid, and she is happy with the outcome, she will grout the entire piece. The final step is a grout sealer."

Manon was born and raised in Quebec, Canada, but now lives in Dublin, Ohio with her family and her dog, Otis, an adorable and feisty pug. She recently admitted to feeling creatively trapped over the years. "I was not letting my creativity come from my heart. It came from my head instead. It wasn't until recently that I realized I can produce something that I'm truly passionate about...... a way of expressing myself from my soul." One look at her mosaics and mixed media paintings and you will see her heart and passion at work. To see more of her works, visit her blog HERE. And, her website, HERE. You will discover that her other love is animals. Her website is (appropriately) called, Hoochie Poochie Studios and painting pet portraits is another one of her passions. ~From her blog and website with consent.

Photographs are copyrighted by Manon Doyle, and posted with consent.

7 comment(s):

P11 said...

nice concept! cheers.

Manon said...

Hey Nancy,
When I got your email and came to your site this morning I was pleasantly surprised! I want to thank you for your extremely kind words! Your post, the Arizona sunrise, it just doesn't get much better than this.


Every Photo Tells A Story said...

My pleasure, Manon. And, thank you for sharing your beautiful craft with the rest of us:)

WHY? said...

I've always wanted to learn how to do this. But I would think it takes much patience which I'm lacking. Beautiful stuff!

Renee said...

Her work is so beautiful, what time and what talent tht must take.

Renee oxo

Marilyn Grad said...

What a beautiful article and showcase of Manon's work. I must thank Manon not only for her depth and talent as an artist but for the mention and link to this blog. THANK YOU TO BOTH!
Only Handmade is now officially now my bloglist.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I came over to say hello from Manons site. Yes her work is beautiful aright, and amazing. I feel very fortunate that we can go look at the beautiful art she creates. And I also looked through some of your site and it is so cool!
I first noticed the dove of peace, ohhh, and feed the fish- how cool. i must come back when I have time.
thank you for sharring