This is the first post in my new Perler beads Work In Progress blog series. In this series I'll be sharing the work I'm doing with Perler Beads. If you aren't familiar with Perler beads, just Google it. Basically they are plastic beads that you place on a pegboard, and then you run an iron over them to fuse them in place. You can make many cool things with these beads. A lot of people use them to make 8-bit style sprites and ornaments.
My current primary interest for working with these beads is to create small square tiles that I will use for laying out random mosaic designs. Once I lay them out, I will take a photo of each mosaic, and these photos will become a photo art series eventually.
In the photo above, you can see some new honey color tiles I've created today. Also shown in a ziplock bag are tiles in other colors I have created in the past few weeks prior.
This next photo shows you what I meant by random mosaic art with these tiles. I love randomness in art, and this is a great way for me to see randomness in action. I just randomly pull a tile and place it in order on the grid. The order is generally starting with the top left tile, then placing one to the right of it, then starting the next row under that placing two along the bottom. From there it is placing a tile from top right down the side, and then from bottom left to the right. The fun at the end for me is to see what colors got picked, and where they fell on the grid. Yeah it's a little lame, and might even be a waste of time, but I have fun with this, and that is all that matters right?
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