I am Elizabeth Wright, and I can safely say that the art of mosaic saved my sanity. I am married and a mother of two wonderful grown children. I had a pretty successful career in construction finance and after 30 years, the stress of the job pushed me into an early retirement. I had been so busy and to drop off that cliff so abruptly was tough. I dabbled in house improvements, upcycling of old furniture, etc. when The Table by the Sea project came about. We had an old table at our camp spot at the coast. The wood had gotten bad on it and I didn’t have the heart to throw it out. I suggested we put a new top on it and I could tile it. Why not be creative with it? That was the start of a beautiful journey for me that began in May, 2016.
I can honestly say I didn’t really even know what mosaic was (pathetic for sure). I started to research how to do my table and after completing that project I knew I had found my passion! I loved the textile part of the process, and the never ending learning of substrates, adhesives, glass, methods, etc. What took me a while to do, was to “let go” of the “rule” part of my brain from being in finance. Being artistic has taken me a while to get used to. That part of this process has been a blessing for me. Letting go of the “rules” and letting things just flow has been so healing for me.
I am an outdoor girl, so I have taken to picking up treasures I find out on my hikes and incorporating them into my mosaics when possible. I have so many ideas in my head; I truly believe I won’t have enough time in my life to create them all! A good problem to have. I have so enjoyed meeting other artists in my line of “work”. We all have something so special in common. The sheer pleasure of making something beautiful out of scraps. Sounds like life to me.
On occasion, I will be showing my art at events and will make that known, both here on my website and my social media pages. I now sell some of my pieces through my website, which you can see under the “Shop” tab. If you’re interested in anything made-to-order, message me and we can discuss the options.