Wednesday, June 20, 2012

IBHGuild Featured Artist MyEuropeanTouch

I was thrilled when I saw who this weeks featured artist is, MyEuropeanTouch.  I've gotten to know Monika a bit through our contact on Handmade Artists Forum.  Monika, is a very sweet supportive person, and a fantastic mosaic artist, with a great sense of  humor.  I'm not especially a fan of pink, but I love her work, which is mostly done with pink!  And, I want almost all of it! Monika takes some  beat up items such as tables, cake domes, teapots, etc and transforms them into beautiful pieces of art.  With glass nippers, and wheeled cutters she cuts up beautiful china, that becomes the medium for her gorgeous creations.  She also uses stained glass, vintage jewelry and hand made clay roses among other findings.

One of my favorites is the awesome Mosaic Cake Dome, which was a custom order.  You can custom order one too!

This would make serving cake any day special.

I've never seen an old washboard quite as beautiful as this Wall Hanging Mosaic Washboard  - Quite a transformation!

What do you do with an old teapot that has lost it's silver plate?  Send it to Monika of course for a one of a kind make over! 
I truly appreciate her ability to take something that is still beautiful in its own right, but lost it's luster and give it a new life that shows off that beauty such as this Vintage Teapot Center Piece, this teapot was originally made in 1905!  Beautiful shabby chic.

You can also find Monika at her blog, My European Touch, and at MyEuropeanTouch on HandmadeArtists, and of course her studio My European Touch on ArtFire.

Monika is currently the Featured Dealer at the Avonlea Antique Mall.  This article gives us a glimpse at Monika's childhood in war torn Germany and part of what led to her beautiful Mosaic creations.   She loves doing custom orders.  She also loves going to the beach near her home in Florida.
Thank you for letting me share a little about my friend Monika,  and have a beautifully unique day!


Yankee Burrow Creations said...

I remember first "seeing" Monica years ago on Etsy....and I've been a big fan from day one! amazing talent.

lisianblue Kris said...

Hi Debbi, nice to "see" you again! Monika does have amazing talent!

Laura said...

There are plenty of people who love tiling and the color pink. The reason for so many different styles is that different is a part of human beings.

myeuropeantouch said...

Oh girls, you are so sweet...yep been at it really now for 9 years and woulndt you know it, I am making something in blues, light blues, meduim blues and white...HA !!! ♥♥♥
So there....(smile)
Thank you...

myeuropeantouch said...

Oh dear, I hope my comment took....

Judy Cogo Designs said...

Beautifully written. Thanks for sharing this amazing talent.

Makin The Best Of it said...

Love her work and she is a darling lady to boot! Thanks for sharing her with the world.

lisianblue Kris said...

Laura - so true!
Monika - yeah just go ahead and tempt me with a blue mosaic! My keyboard comes close to shorting out now, it might drown when I see one in blue! ♥
It took!
Judy - thank You and for coming by!
MBOI - Yep!!!! She deserves to be shared with the world!