Hope Of Reassembly by gardenfolk

Hope Of Reassembly

When things in life
shatter
and there is no
hope of reassembly
use the pieces
to create a
mosaic
that is even more
awesome & beautiful
than what you
started with.
...Anonymous

This is a collage of the wonderful tile work from Santa Catalina Island, off of California. They depict some of the history of Catalina Island. Catalina Island was once owned by William Wrigley, Jr, the American chewing gum industrialist. He bought the Cubs in 1921 and the baseball park was renamed Wrigley Field in 1926. Wrigley brought the Chicago Cubs to Catalina Island for their spring training from 1921-1951, with the exception of a few years during WWII. Today Santa Catalina Island Company is owned by descendants of William Wrigley, Jr. who carry on his vision for building and maintaining a world class but retro island resort.

This collage is also an example for the latest mfpiac challenge which is mosaics/tile work. You can find other fine examples under the tag mfpiac81 if you would like to participate. It would be nice to have more entries! Decorative tile can be in pictures, broken pieces, patterns or murals. Be creative and have fun! The last day of the challenge is January 23rd. Best on Black, of course.

https://www.catalinaclassics.com/

https://www.silvercanyonpottery.com/Home.html

https://www.catalinatileexperience.com/about-catalina-tile-experience/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Catalina_Island_(California)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wrigley_Jr
Such beautiful tiles! That island must be so wonderful to visit.
January 15th, 2019  
Gorgeous, and so colorful!
January 15th, 2019  
Gorgeous mosaic tiles! They truly are works of art!
January 15th, 2019  
Great collage with the colourful mosaics .
January 15th, 2019  
So beautiful.
January 15th, 2019  
FAB collage of these great mosaics
January 15th, 2019  
Wonderful collage I love mosaics and this collection is so beautiful
January 15th, 2019  
truly beautiful mosaics … love the colors
January 15th, 2019  
hahaha! I looked and thought, "What?! That looks like "my" tiles!!!" Well, of course it's you, having said you'd also photographed them when you were there! I still absolutely love them!
January 15th, 2019  
Wonderful colors in this mosaic collage
January 15th, 2019  
Beautiful mosaic
January 15th, 2019  
Love Catalina and love this. When I saw the plea for the mosaic challenge this and the ones in Dana Point came to mind. Nicely captured.
January 15th, 2019  
Beautiful.
January 15th, 2019  
Wonderful mosaic! Have you had the opportunity to watch Huell Howsers California Gold episode on Catalina? You know a lot, you might enjoy watching it (PBS)
January 15th, 2019  
I love this. You should win the challenge!!
January 15th, 2019  
I have never seen such stunning and colourful tiles, fabulous collage.
January 15th, 2019  
wow they are so beautiful!
January 15th, 2019  
Gorgeous tiles!
January 15th, 2019  
Wonderful collage of some beautiful tiles. Love the colors!
January 15th, 2019  
@kwind Thank you! I am waiting for you to make a collage of your fabulous tile pics from Portuga for the challenge!! :)
January 15th, 2019  
@stray_shooter @Weezilou

Well, I am running the challenge so I didn’t enter. Please use the Catalina tile photos that you have and join in the challenge! 😃
January 15th, 2019  
@gardenfolk I'll have to scope out some that aren't the same as yours! I know where all of them were taken! 😉
January 15th, 2019  
Love the collage Is it Spanish history, or Portuguese?
January 15th, 2019  
@777margo First the island had native Americans, then it was claimed by Spain, then Mexico and back to the United States. So early history is Spanish.
January 15th, 2019  
@Weezilou I could make several collages from all the tile photos I took so I am sure you could too. I don’t mind if you have any of the same ones, Louise. Mine is not in the challenge. :)
I want to go back to Catalona JA again and spend a few days...maybe for my birthday.
January 15th, 2019  
Lovely colours and wonderful capture... Fav
January 15th, 2019  
Such beautiful and vivid colours in the intricate designs of each tile - true work of art in each individual image and nicely put together in your collage - fab and a fav
January 15th, 2019  
very beautiful and interesting story
January 15th, 2019  
Instant fav, love the story too.
January 15th, 2019  
Such beautiful tiles in this collage.
January 15th, 2019  
Lovely mosaics :)
January 15th, 2019  
Lovely mosaics.
January 15th, 2019  
Lovely collage!
January 16th, 2019  
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